It’s the dream of many, many people who are as rabid about books as I am. Working with something you’re passionate about is an easy recipe for a job that you love. When it comes to working with books, there are a few ways to go about that. In this post, we’ll look at some careers that book lovers should consider getting their teeth sunk into. Whether it’s about spreading the love of literacy or getting up close and personal with the latest page-turner.
Start a blog
If you like writing as much as reading, but you’re not ready to put out a magnum opus, then starting your own blog can be a great way to start making a little extra cash. This is particularly good for those who want or need to work from home. Affiliate schemes and other marketing partnerships can help you monetize that blog, though you might never earn a huge salary from it. To make it worthwhile, write about your passions and make sure any marketing partners you team up with share those passions. One great opportunity for book lovers is offering the opportunity to review and support authors and publishers. It will definitely keep the stream of new reads coming in strong.
A few weeks back I was lucky enough to review The Book of Everyone which I personalised for my husband for Christmas ssshh! I know it will make an awesome present!
Now the people who made The Book of Everyone have another fun book out called Wise Words. I love the idea behind Wise Words. A fun gift for kids giving them a few words of advice!
Wise Words is the perfect book to give to your child. There are many phrases to choose from or there is the option for adding your own.
I’m very pleased to be on the blog tour for Nadine Dorries book The Children of Lovely Lane. Nadine’s first book in the Lovely Lane series – The Angels of Lovely Lane is also available.
The Lovely Lane series is based in 1950’s Liverpool around a group of nurses who are training at the St Angelus Hospital and live the in Lovely Lane nurses home.
The nurses of Lovely Lane – Dana, Victoria, Pammy and Beth – are now in their second year and are about to face some truly harrowing and difficult times on the wards.
St Angelus needs a new assistant matron, but the members of the Liverpool District Hospital Board have overruled Emily Haycock and Dr Gaskell in their choice. Enter the mysterious Miss Van Gilder from somewhere down south.
The life of St Angelus is soon disrupted as her proposals turn the running of the hospital upside down and threaten the jobs of the domestics and porters. But Miss Van Gilder harbours a dark and dishonest secret, and the staff – who are used to looking after their own – set out to uncover it.
Will they do so in time, before her meddling begins to affect the morale of the nurses and put the lives of their patients in danger? For one very sick little boy, especially, it will be touch and go.
Now baby girl is finding books very interesting, I’m always keeping my eyes and ears open for new books for us to look at together. When I was asked if I wanted to join the blog tour for There’s Not One we were so excited.
A couple of weeks back I featured this beautiful little book – James and the Amazing Gift by Nicola J. Rowley in my kids Christmas Gift Guide. Here is my review of that book. It’s such a wonderful story that it deserves its own review.
James has an amazing gift. He loves to smile. He also has an incredible ability to make everyone he meets, smile too. But one day, whilst he is at a garden centre with his mummy, he sees an elderly lady who does not want to smile. She is sitting in the corner with her purple hat pulled down over her face. She is all alone. James has to work really hard to get her attention. Will he be able to make the old lady feel as if she is no longer just by herself?
Today’s post is a little different. I’m very happy to share with you a guest post from author Andrew Joyce. Andrew shares with us what it takes to properly research writing a book and the facts he needed to produce his latest book, Yellow Hair.
Over to you Andrew…
My name is Andrew Joyce and I write books for a living. I would like to thank Rachel for allowing me to be here today to promote my latest, Yellow Hair, which documents the injustices done to the Sioux Nation from their first treaty with the United States in 1805 through Wounded Knee in 1890. Every death, murder, battle, and outrage I write about actually took place. The historical figures that play a role in my fact-based tale of fiction were real people and I use their real names. Yellow Hair is an epic tale of adventure, family, love, and hate that spans most of the 19th century.
Through no fault of his own, a young man is thrust into a new culture just at the time that culture is undergoing massive changes. It is losing its identity, its lands, and its dignity. He not only adapts, he perseveres and, over time, becomes a leader—and on occasion, the hand of vengeance against those who would destroy his adopted people.
Now that the commercial is out of the way, we can get down to what I really came here to talk about: the research that goes into writing an historical novel or an action/adventure novel that uses an historical event as a backdrop.