Booktastic Link It Up Thursday #14

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Booktastic Link It Up Thursday


Happy Thursday! It's time for another Booktastic Link It Up Thursday

Remember, you can link up new or older posts in the linky. As long as the blog post is about books it's welcome :)

A few guidelines:


Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing about books. Joining in is easy; just click “Add your link…” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (NOT your homepage). Blog posts ONLY please. Other types of links will be deleted. 

Follow me on any social media of your choice (I'm JoLinsdell everywhere). Of course, I would love it if you subscribed to my newest posts ;)

If you would be kind to post a link back somewhere on your post or blog.


Why join the link up?


Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! 

Please grab the Booktastic Link It Up Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.

 Come and join in Booktastic Link It Up Thursday at www.JoLinsdell.com (hosted by @jolinsdell) #LinkUp #Books #BookBloggers

Let's grow this party!

Click to tweet:


Everyone works hard on their posts and loves visits/comments/pins from others. Please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more.

Now on to the party!



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Video Content Challenge Week 5

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Video Content Challenge Week 5


Welcome to week 5 of the Video Content Challenge!

How to take part:


Just check back at www.JoLinsdell.com every Tuesday for the latest video challenge. I'll be sharing my own video for each challenge to give an example of how you could do it (this is, of course, only an example. I hope people will get creative with their own videos). Once you've uploaded your challenge video for the week to YouTube, share the direct url for it in the comments section of the post so we can all give feedback.

Video Content Challenge Week 5


This week's challenge is to upload a video where you talk about what inspires your writing.


Video Content Challenge Week 5

Here's my video for this week

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108 Book Blogs To Follow

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108 Book Blogs To Follow


Looking for some new book blogs to follow? Whether you're looking for websites for book reviews and recommendations, or are just curious to find the best sites for book lovers, today's post is for you! 


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  ― Dr. Seuss

Check out this list of 108 book blogs for you to follow. Each of these blogs is dedicated to posting about books and reading. 


Warning: Be prepared for your TBR list to grow considerably! ;) 

  1. https://readingwithjessica.wordpress.com/
  2. https://whisperingstories.com/
  3. http://ankysbookbubble.blogspot.it/
  4. https://saturdaynitereader.com/
  5. https://metalphantasmreads.wordpress.com/
  6. https://phantompaper.wordpress.com/
  7. http://www.brunettebiblio.com/
  8. http://www.theressomethingaboutkm.com/
  9. https://bookwormscorner801578463.wordpress.com/
  10. https://alwaysopinionatedgirl.wordpress.com/
  11. http://kisslikeagirl.com/
  12. http://www.boundtowriting.com/
  13. https://texasbellereads.wordpress.com/
  14. http://www.andsoshethinks.co.uk/
  15. https://ontheshelfbookblog.wordpress.com/
  16. http://booksandbindings.com/
  17. https://gingermomreads.com/
  18. http://jenniely.com/
  19. https://www.sldreads.com/blog-scripturient
  20. http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews.blogspot.it/
  21. https://northernplunder.wordpress.com/
  22. https://ashleighbekkah.wordpress.com/
  23. http://agirlwhowrites.co/
  24. http://elleyotter.blogspot.it/
  25. https://joannesbooks.blogspot.it/
  26. https://trendysimplelife.blogspot.it/
  27. http://finithajose.blogspot.it/
  28. https://dolewhipandbooks.wordpress.com/
  29. https://thebookinstruments.wordpress.com/
  30. http://thisnortherngal.co.uk/
  31. http://www.cafemanon.nl/
  32. https://fannatality.wordpress.com/
  33. https://tania-richardson.com/
  34. https://thelittlebookowl.com/
  35. https://alwaysneedmorebooks.wordpress.com/
  36. http://iambookmad.com/
  37. https://bookishbitsblogblog.wordpress.com/
  38. https://ilovedreadingthis.wordpress.com/
  39. https://bookslifeotheroddities.wordpress.com/
  40. http://www.narratess.com/
  41. https://arubunwritten.wordpress.com/
  42. http://createdtoread.com/
  43. https://letterstoyou312.wordpress.com/
  44. https://novellibraryblog.wordpress.com/
  45. https://bibookishbabe23.wordpress.com/
  46. http://sarahjuneblog.com/
  47. https://thelibrocubicularistblogger.wordpress.com/
  48. https://thelittlebooknerds.wordpress.com/
  49. https://thereadathon.com/
  50. http://ladybibliophile.blogspot.it/
  51. http://bookgagabooks.ca/
  52. https://alittlebookproblem.co.uk/
  53. https://danaandthebooks.com/
  54. http://dellybird.co.uk/
  55. https://www.bookinggoodread.com/
  56. https://bookaholicdreamer.wordpress.com/
  57. https://doriesreadingcorner.com/
  58. https://bookbastion.net/
  59. http://wickedgoodreads.com/
  60. https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/
  61. https://welshiebooksandthoughts.com/
  62. http://bookofcinz.com/
  63. https://yesmoreblogs.wordpress.com/
  64. https://fall-into-reading.blogspot.it/
  65. https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress.com/
  66. http://heartofinkandpaper.com/
  67. http://www.thrillersandmore.com/
  68. https://papereyedgirl.wordpress.com/
  69. https://theshelfofunreadbooks.wordpress.com/
  70. http://sweetcherry69.blogspot.it/
  71. https://readinghobbit.wordpress.com/
  72. http://lovelyowlsbooks.co.uk/
  73. https://violettebooks.wordpress.com/
  74. https://anniehawthorne.wordpress.com/
  75. http://www.mjw.wales/
  76. https://bookreviewsbyshalini.wordpress.com/
  77. https://lattesnliterature.com/
  78. https://bookishowlette.wordpress.com/
  79. https://tvaddictedbookworm.com/
  80. https://bookedonafeeling.wordpress.com/
  81. https://wordsofmysteryblog.wordpress.com/
  82. https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.it/
  83. http://www.thesassologist.com/
  84. https://barelyablogger.wordpress.com/
  85. http://www.madelinewilsonojo.com/
  86. https://www.tangledintext.com/
  87. http://bluebookballoon.blogspot.it/
  88. http://theheartofabookblogger.com/
  89. https://forwinternights.wordpress.com/
  90. https://lindasbookbag.com/
  91. https://www.compulsivereaders.com/
  92. https://bookslifeandeverythingnice.wordpress.com/
  93. https://geniereads.wordpress.com/
  94. https://fablehunter.wordpress.com/
  95. https://booknormblog.com/
  96. https://youreditingdestination.wordpress.com/
  97. https://ladebooks.wordpress.com/
  98. https://bookishcaramel.wordpress.com/
  99. https://read3rzrevublog.wordpress.com/
  100. http://www.readingwritingandme.com/
  101. https://lifeat17.wordpress.com/
  102. https://msnoseinabook.com/
  103. https://wordsgremlin.wordpress.com/
  104. https://www.doyoudog-ear.com/
  105. https://bookjotter.com/
  106. https://thebookbakery17.wordpress.com/
  107. http://kendallreviews.com/
  108. http://www.wickedwords.co.uk/
108 Book Blogs To Follow: Blogs About Books and Reading



What are your favourite book blogs to follow? Do you have a favourite site from this list that you visit regularly? What type of posts do you most like reading on book blogs?

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Book Review: Killing Dr. Watson by Matt Ferraz

13:03:00 Jo Linsdell 18 Comments


Book Review: Killing Dr. Watson by Matt Ferraz


Disclosure: I got sent a free copy of this book via the publisher MX Publishing.



Book Review: Killing Dr. Watson by Matt Ferraz
Years after its final episode was broadcasted by the BBC, The Baker Street Sleuth continues to be the most famous Sherlock Holmes TV series of all time, with constant re-runs and thousands of fans. Jerry Bellamy is one of them, and his passion for the series is the only thing that makes his life bearable. With a lousy job, no friends and a difficult relationship with his family, Jerry finds comfort in the adventures of the detective played by the great Sir Bartholomew Neville. But after finding out that a mysterious killer is eliminating the actors who played Dr. Watson in the different seasons of The Baker Street Sleuth, Jerry and Neville team up to form an unlikely partnership to stop these murders from happening. A mysterious redhead, secret agents and street kids with sharp pocket-knives complete this unusual crime novel where finding out who the killer is might not be the end of the mystery.






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Booktastic Link It Up Thursday #13

12:50:00 Jo Linsdell 8 Comments


Booktastic Link It Up Thursday

Happy Thursday! I Hope you're having a good week so far. Welcome back for another Booktastic Link It Up Thursday

Remember, you can link up new or older posts in the linky. As long as the blog post is about books it's welcome :)

A few guidelines:


Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing about books. Joining in is easy; just click “Add your link…” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Blog posts ONLY please. Other types of links will be deleted. 

Follow me on any social media of your choice (I'm JoLinsdell everywhere). Of course, I would love it if you subscribed to my newest posts ;)

If you would be kind to post a link back somewhere on your post or blog.


Why join the link up?


Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! 

Please grab the Booktastic Link It Up Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.

 Come and join in Booktastic Link It Up Thursday at www.JoLinsdell.com (hosted by @jolinsdell) #LinkUp #Books #BookBloggers

Let's grow this party!

Click to tweet:


Everyone works hard on their posts and loves visits/comments/pins from others. Please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more.

Now on to the party!



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Top 5 Places for Free Books

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Top 5 Places for Free Books: How to get free books


I love books. Reading is one of my favourite past times. My husband often struggles to understand my need to buy yet another book though. If I'm honest I can't always find a good justification for spending more money on my reading habit... especially when I still have several unread books still waiting for me on my bookshelf. I definitely need a bigger house with bigger bookshelves if I want to continue buying more print books for my collection. 

Life goals: to have a home library as big as Belle in Beauty and the Beast




How to get free books



So, how do I feed my need for new books to read without breaking the bank? By getting free reads! 


Now, I have to take a moment to remind you to NEVER get a pirate copy of a book. You'd be amazed at the number of sites out their ripping off poor authors by pirating their books. It's happened to me numerous times. There is never a good reason to grab a book from one of these sites. There are plenty of legitimate ways to get a free copy of a book. 

Here's my top 5 places for free books:




1. Amazon


If you sign up for Kindle Unlimited you can grab books for free in the lending library. Amazon also offers plenty of kindle books for free

As an author, I often make my books available for free for limited time only promotions. It's my way of letting readers know I appreciate them. It also shows that they don't have to get copies from pirate sites, but can instead show their support and get a legit copy.



2. Net Galley


I LOVE the Net Galley site! The site offers a wide variety of genres, and also gives you the chance to get your hands on ARC copies of new releases. 



3. Book Tours


I work with book tour companies all the time hosting their authors on my website www.WritersAndAuthors.info. As reviews in such high demand they often offer review copies in exchange for your honest review. I've discovered some awesome books through hosting authors on my site. 



4. Giveaways


I love reading other book blogs and they often feature giveaways. In fact, when I host an author on my blog they will sometimes offer a giveaway to be included in the post. These are usually done using an app like Rafflecopter

Then there are sites like Goodreads that offer a giveaway feature. 

5. The Library

When you're not bothered about keeping the book, you can always borrow a copy from your local library.

Top 5 Places for Free Books

How do you get free books? What is your go-to site for finding out about new freebie offers?

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Video Content Challenge Week 4

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Video Content Challenge Week 4


Welcome to week 4 of the Video Content Challenge!

How to take part:


Just check back at www.JoLinsdell.com every Tuesday for the latest video challenge. I'll be sharing my own video for each challenge to give an example of how you could do it (this is, of course, only an example. I hope people will get creative with their own videos). Once you've uploaded your challenge video for the week to YouTube, share the direct url for it in the comments section of the post so we can all give feedback.

Video Content Challenge Week 4


This week's challenge is to upload a video where you review a book by a different author.


Video Content Challenge Week 4


Here's my video for this week




How are you doing with the challenges so far? Remember to link up your videos in the comments section below. 

Also in this series:

Week 1: http://www.jolinsdell.com/2018/05/video-content-challenge-week-1.html


Week 2: http://www.jolinsdell.com/2018/05/video-content-challenge-week-2.html

Week 3: http://www.jolinsdell.com/2018/05/video-content-challenge-week-3.html

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Book Blogger Insider Tag

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Book Blogger Insider Tag: Q&A About Book Blogging


I got tagged by Manon from Cafe Manon to do the Book Blogger Insider Tag. You can find her tag post at http://www.cafemanon.nl/books/book-blogger-insider-tag/ Thanks for tagging me!

The Rules:

These are the questions:
1 – Where do you typically write your blog posts?
2 – How long does it take you to write a book review?
3 – When did you start your book blog?
4 – What’s the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
5 – What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
6 – What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
7 – What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
8 – When do you typically write?
9 – How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled up with your fur baby?
10 – When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
11 – How often do you post?
Watch the video for my answers:


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