Friday, May 15, 2015

A Summer Book List

Here's a list of books I'd love to read this summer. Do you have any book plans?

1. The Jane Austen Marriage Manual by Kim Izzo

2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

3. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

4. Easy by Tamara Webber

5. The Host by Stephenie Meyer

6. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

8. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

9. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

10. The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott

Thursday, May 14, 2015

My 5 Blog Sins

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1.  I publish before editing

I'm too excited about my posts. I publish them before editing. There are too many typos, Finglish (Finnish in English) sentences and weird word choices. Forgive me. I'll try to do better. 

2.  Blog burn out

Sometimes I feel like I'm letting down my readers. I don't post enough, my posts are not unique enough... When I start to worry I seem to lose my blog inspiration; I can't come up with any post topics and blogging is more a chore than a way to express myself and be creative.

3. I envy "big bloggers"

Some of my favorite blogs have thousands of followers. When I have a bad blog day, I am jealous. I wrote Enjoy your small blog, when I needed to remind myself to happy about my own blog. I've worked hard and my blog has given me so much.

4.  I don't really utilize social media

One of the best ways to get readers and followers is to promote your blog on social media. I have never enjoyed it much. I'm still trying to fall in love with Twitter. I don't have an Instagram account for my blog and I often forget Facebook completely. 

5. I get embarresed when I tell people I have a blog

I don't know why, but I'm quite shy about my blog. It took me a long time to admit that I have a blog. And even longer to promote my blog on my personal Facebook wall/timeline. Why? I have no idea.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Men in kilts and other awesome things!

I saw a trailer of Outlander (TV series). I had to check it out. I ended up watching 13 episodes and ordering the first book.

If you love romance, history and action, this is a story for you!

Have you watched Outlander? Or read the books?