Showing posts with label comfort zone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label comfort zone. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Books Out of My Comfort Zone That I Enjoyed






I'm really very weird when it comes to books out of my comfort zone. I like reading what I know and love, which is mainly bad vampire books, greek mythology retellings, and chick-lit.

But once in a while I try out new genres and happen to like them. So here are the books that opened my eyes for their respective genres.










 7. LIFE'S THAT WAY: A MEMOIR - Jim Beaver

This is a memoir about a man's wife dying of cancer. I usually don't read memoirs or anything involving loss and grief. I'm so glad I did. This is one of my favorite books now.

6. ANATOMY LESSON - Matt Spadafora

Again, not a fan of memoirs and non-fiction, and even less when they're short stories. But I truly enjoyed this one, a collection of a couple funny, and sometimes sad short stories centered around the human body.


 5. ME BEFORE YOU - Jojo Moyes

Usually you can chase me with romance novels. This one is about a woman becoming a carer for a quadriplegic misanthrope. This book broke my heart. Read it.

4. SECOND GLANCE - Jodi Picoult

I'm not a fan of crime thrillers. I really just read a few adult books these days. So glad I did because this woman is now one of my favorite authors and this book has become my favorite.


3. LOVING - Katrin Bongard

I don't read contemporary unless you put a gun to my head. At least that was my opinion before I encountered this wonderful Pride and Prejudice retelling about a book blogger. Wow.

2. THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY - David Levithan

This book is told in dictionary entries. It doesn't get more out of my comfort zone than this. I absolutely fell in love. Read this.



1. READY PLAYER ONE - Ernest Cline

I never stop talking about this book, I know. It's just... I don't know anything about 80s pop culture, I'm super iffy about sci-fi, and then this one comes along and completely shatters my world. So. Good.




Did you enjoy some books out of your comfort zone?


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originating from The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they choose topics that we are supposed to create a list about, considering our personal reading preferences.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

How to Simplify Your Blogging Experience in 5 Steps | Book Blogging Tips (#10)


Over the past couple of months I noticed that I changed my blogging habits a lot. I decided to share some things with you that helped me become a better and more relaxed blogger. 

Blogging is about you and enjoying yourself, so you're responsible for making the best out of it! Here are five tips that will hopefully help you out:

  • USE THE QUEUE

It's there fore a reason, I'm serious. It took me ages to figure out that I don't have to write posts the day I want to publish them. I don't even know how I managed to live like that. It's super stressful to have to come up with a post at the top of your head and it's even more stressful to think for the rest of the week about what you're going to write. You'll run out of content every fast if you do that.

  • GIVE YOURSELF SOME REST

You should give yourself a vacation from blogging sometimes. Trust me, even when you don't think you'll need it, it won't do any harm to plan one. If you've got a well stocked queue, nobody will even notice you were gone.

  • MIX IT UP, GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

You'd be surprised at how many new and helpful things you're going to discover. Never considered doing a certain type of posts, or a new social media platform or a starting your own feature?
Just do it. What can go wrong?

  • BECOME AN OBSERVER

You can learn from other bloggers.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery. I'm not saying you should flat out copy content - I'm saying that you should take a close look at how they're blogging and how it's working out for them.

Examine your fellow blogs closely and maybe change things about yours that aren't working out well for you.

  • ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED

You can't excel at everything. Even the top bloggers whose names everybody knows started out little. If you need help, go ask for it. Get somebody to help you instead of getting frustrated and trying to fix the problem on your own for hours (especially when it's theme-related stuff - the amount of hours I've wasted on that...)


What are Your Tips To Simplify Your Blogging Experience?

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