My Rating: 4 Stars
It’s a nice, simple book that goes in depth into spirit animals. It offers helpful advice for those that want to discover more about the meaning of spirit animals and about their guidance, but also to authors that want to include these spirits in their work.
Melissa Alvarez takes her time presenting the different fields of spirit animals. She starts by presenting the different types of animals, an extensive characterization of each and the messages and lessons that each specific spirit includes. Alvarez also describes different rituals to know your spirit guide; and how to communicate with it. The author manages to cover the most important fields and details in this condensed guide without leaving out any crucial information.
The style of writing is simple and easy to follow. The thematic is presented in a simple way and the author’s message is clearly presented and developed between the pages.
It’s the perfect reference for those interested in exploring the world of spiritual animal guides.
Thank you NetGalley, Llewellyn Publications and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book.
My Rating: 5 Stars
An amazing, deliciously sweet book that will brighten the tea time of every book lover.
A Literary Tea Party brings the foods of classic books to light and gives you enough recipes to spice up any bookish time. You’re taken on a trip from stories and fairytales through dishes and desserts: Turkish Delight and Hot chocolate from the Narnia Chronicles, Gingerbread from Little Women, Drink Me Tea and Painted Rose Cupcakes from Alice in Wonderland, Delicious Death chocolate cake from Agatha Christie’s Murder is Announced, amongst others. Fifty-five recipes that will brighten any tea time and/or book club meeting.
I loved this little book and even tried a few recipes. They are easy to follow and the instructions are written in a simple and direct way. Reading through them, I felt the need to read the books again. It gives out a sense of nostalgia and cosiness. In each page, beautiful photographs and quotes from the classics give a sense of magic.
This is a must-have in any book lovers’ collection right between the classics and the cookbooks.
Thank you NetGalley, the publisher Skyhorse Publish and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book.
Social Media Just for Writers: How to Build Your Online Platform and Find and Engage with Your Readers by Frances Caballo
My Rating: 4 Stars
A great book for specialist and non-specialists of social media with great tips and strategies for social media management.
Frances Cabello outlines in 140 pages the details on setting a profile, develop a healthy network and gain a digital presence in order to promote books. As she uses different authors, strategies and tools to compare and recommend different possibilities, Cabello takes her readers on a simple, comprehensive journey through the best social media skills needed to have literary digital success.
The style of writing is simple, fluid and easy to follow. Together with the great organisation of the topics, Cabello created the perfect guide to navigate through social media.
The digital channels outlined in the book are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, blogs and offline marketing. All the instructions are presented with screenshots and tips that are easy to understand. The level of knowledge develops through the chapters, going from creating profiles on the digital channels to which types of post are more effective and analysis of posts, followers and types of audience. Additionally, the author chooses dedication in pointing out add-ins, programs that give a boost to the reader’s knowledge.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for new strategies and simple tricks to boost their digital traffic and for writers looking for tips on how to sell their books more efficiently.
Thank you NetGalley, the publisher ACT Communications and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book.
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