Yesterday, one of my favorite book inspired product sellers, who creates the most gorgeous book sleeves: Belle’s Book Sleeves, put out a post seeking reps and with huge butterflies in my stomach and my heart in my throat, I put my hand up to help promote a woman whose work blows me away and who’s Instagram feed I follow religiously.
If you haven’t heard of Belle’s Book Sleeves before, let me tell you a little bit about what I know. Aside from being a hardworker, who handcrafts her homemade padded book sleeves, Belle is also an extremely friendly woman who takes the time to interact with her followers and talk their favorite subjects with them: usually books. (This I know from experience as I’ve chatted with Belle more than once on her Instagram account.)
As for her products, aside from being gorgeous, more often than not, they sell out very quickly. Her Cruel Prince inspired book sleeve (pictured above) was one of her bestsellers.
Pictured below are just a few of Belle’s Book Sleeves products.
If you want to check out Belle’s products for yourself. Here’s where you can find Belle’s Book Sleeves at:
Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/BellesBookSleeves
If you decide to purchase any of her products don’t forget to use my code: BINGE10 to get 10% off your product!
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It’s Day 2 of the 30 Day Book Challenge that I’m undertaking and today’s prompt is to talk about a book that you’ve read more than 3 times. For me, this is an extremely challenging question because:
Some people may think that I’m weird for doing it but with longstanding series such as Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling or Guild Hunter series, Christine Feehan’s many, numerous series, including Dark/Carpathian series, Ghostwalker series, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter and League series, Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and Lora Leigh’s Breed series, just to name a few, but when a new book is due to be released, I will re-read every book in the series in order to fully immerse myself in the world that the author has created and spend as much time with the characters as I can.
So to single out one specific book that I have read more than three times is an extremely difficult task so instead of choosing a book that I read as an adult, I’m instead going to pick a book that I read as a teenager.
When I was in high school one of my favorite teachers was my History teacher, her name was Ms Kenneady (I hope I spelled that right) and while she did teach numerous History classes, she also worked in the high school library part time as well. Ms Kenneady was an awesome teacher and noticed how much I loved reading. Truth be told, it wasn’t hard to notice because I was at the library every day, often preferring to sit in the library and browse for new books to read instead of hanging out with my high school friends.
I’m very thankful for Ms Kenneady’s attention when I was in high school, because after noticing my love of certain books, she would make sure to let me know when new books came in or she would recommend certain books to me based on the books that I’d previously read. It was she who introduced me not only to Janet Evanovich’s work, but also after seeing how much I loved Tamora Pierce’s Tortall world books and watching me struggle to find something equally as fantastical to read, she advised me to read the Harry Potter series. Something I will always be grateful for because I absolutely adore that series.
For this second challenge in my 30 Day Book Challenge, I’ve decided to pick Janet Evanovich’s One For the Money because it was the first romantic comedy book that I read and when I was reading it, I remember laughing like crazy during some scenes, laughing so much and so loudly that my mum came into my bedroom to check on me and I told her it was the book that had me laughing like a lunatic and once I was finished reading the book, I offered it to my mum to read (my mother’s an even more voracious reader than I am and she reads really, really quickly as well). The very next day, it was my mother that I could hear laughing till she had tears coming out of her eyes. I chose this book because it was a book that I shared and experienced with my mum.
For those who may not have heard of One For the Money (Stephanie Plum 1) by Janet Evanovich. Here’s the blurb:
You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do?
If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man who took Stephanie’s virginity at age 16 and then wrote details on a bathroom wall. With pride and rent money on the line, Plum plunges headlong into her first case, one that pits her against ruthless adversaries – people who’d rather kill than lose.
The New York Times Book Review calls Stephanie Plum “a Jersey girl with Bette Middler’s mouth and Cher’s fashion sense.” In Stephanie Plum, Evanovich has created a resourceful and humorous character who stands apart from the pack of gritty female detectives.
If you haven’t read any books in this series before, I highly urge you to do so, they are very, very funny.
Love and Hugs from Rhianna of Bingeworthy Book Blog