Best Twitter Feeds For Book Lovers To Follow

Best Twitter Feeds for Book Lovers

Twitter has proved itself to be the most popular site for social networking for people who love books. It’s the most popular online book club that connects book lovers across the globe, providing the latest information about when the book you’ve been waiting for all year will finally be available, as well as giving you the possibility to tweet your top authors and even make your book-related fantasies become a reality by getting a response.

It’s totally understandable that sometimes you don’t feel like pulling that hefty book out of your bag while walking around in those heels on the subway. This is why this list of must-follow Twitter feeds is for book lovers. Just a few swipes on your phone, and you’ll have a plethora of book recommendations, reviews, top-10 listicles and excerpts, quotes, and endless opportunities to win books for free in just a few simple steps.

If your TBR pile isn’t quite big enough, here is a list of some Twitter profiles for those who read all day long.

Bethanne Patrick, via @TheBookMaven

Since joining Twitter, we’ve been following the writer and reviewer Bethanne Patrick, and trust us, her account is the one-stop shop for all your book-loving desires. With 206K followers, we’re certainly not the only ones in love with her.

Bookforum Magazine, via @bookforum

The Twitter feed of Bookforum Magazine is a sure sign that you’re going be able to make your mark when you follow these people. The magazine is known for its thoughtful and artistic book reviews, and its Twitter feed certainly reflects that. In addition, with their somewhat subversive tone, they’re a great source to learn about the books that may not be on the radar of other readers.

BookPage, via @bookpage

As the Twitter feed for the monthly publication of book reviews is @bookpage, you’ll see your TBR pile rising within a matter of minutes. With a wide range of interests and a vast array of all kinds of literary genres, from historical and biography to romance and mystery, there’s something to suit everyone.

Book Riot, via @BookRiot

Their slogan is “Always books. Never boring.” They meet their promise. Book Riot’s content is varied, inclusive, and funny. You shouldn’t be missing the Our Reading Lives series, either.

Books Report, via @Booksreport

Publishing book content from all over the world, Books Report is going to be the go-to resource for retweets related to books. They’re interesting and timely, and at 28.6K tweets, they don’t miss anything.

Electric Literature, via @ElectricLit

The Twitter feed of @ElectricLIt is the reason why many of us were at the AWP convention trying to track a “Yoga For Writers” poster ⁠— you already know you want one, so check out their website! Since it is the Twitter official account of non-profit Electric Literature, this feed is solely dedicated to creating an online community of writers and readers. Do not miss their recommendations for reading!

GalleyCat, via @GalleyCat

Your go-to Twitter for the latest news in the world of books. The @galleycat feed covers everything from new book releases and publishing events, adaptations of films to books, and the most recent and best essential products to meet your book-loving desires. There is much more.

Goodreads, via @goodreads

If you’re not already following Goodreads on Twitter, we do not know what you’ve been doing all these years. No one is more passionate about reading than this group, and you can also be grateful for Emma Watson’s book club for women.

New York Times Books, via @nytimesbooks

It is worth noting that the New York Times book section is an excellent source for reviews of books, reflections on the current state of reading and writing literature and many other book-related articles. Authors often come to the site to read reviews of other books, and that’s really amazing.

Guardian Books, via @GuardianBooks

The same sort of greatness in books like that of the New York Times, this account provides an excellent foundation for the East-of-the-Atlantic literary scene, including reviews, interviews with authors, and fun quips.

NY Review of Books, via @nybooks

The slightly narcissistic self-anointing as “The premier literary-intellectual magazine in the English language” aside, the New York Review is a great place for readers. In addition to reviews on books, you’ll also be able to read amazingly well-written articles that cover other genres and more.

LA Times Books, @latimesbooks

Although not as popular as its east coast contemporaries, the LA Times‘ newspaper section and book blog are fantastic for reviews (which they have more of than other feeds) and author interviews and essays.

HuffPost Books, via @HuffPostBooks

Another online news source with an amazing book section, you can be immersed in HuffPost books for several days. They’re great for covering female-oriented books or for women, as well as on women. They also have a wealth of other fantastic books on diverse topics and genres.

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How to Keep Track of the Books You Read?

Keep Track of the Books You Read

If you’re an avid reader, it’s challenging to keep track of all the books you’ve read so far or the ones you want to read in future. Besides, how many books do you actually go through over a year? Our guess is that they are many because your very presence on this blog suggests that you’re an enthusiastic reader. However, does the task of recollecting your entire library of books seems overwhelming? Well, here are some ways to track the books you’ve read in order to, at the very minimum, be able to avoid the awkwardness of book amnesia.

Maintain a Book Log

The most basic method to keep track of what you read is to keep a book journal or spreadsheet. Every time you go through n book, note the following information: the title of the book; the author’s name, the date of publication as well as the length, genre; the time you began reading the book; and then when you completed the book.

Create a Rating System

Try to create a rating system so that you’re able to keep track of how much you liked the book. You can rate the book on a scale of one to five or duplicate Amazon’s star system. If you’re looking to go further, then rate the book based on different aspects. Here are a few parameters based on which you can develop your rating system:

  • Character development
  • Book’s pace
  • Writing’s quality
  • Plot development
  • Comment on your satisfaction level while reading the book

Add Additional Information

Alongside the basic tracking data, you can include additional information about every book you’ve read, like the following:

  • What inspired you to go through the book?
  • What was your mental state like when you first got it?
  • Would you like to see additional books by the same writer? If yes, what books?
  • Did the book motivate you to learn more about a particular subject?
  • Do you know anyone who would be interested in this book?
  • What is the author’s country of origin?
  • What was the original language that the book was written in?
  • Did the book win any prizes?

Write an Overview of Your Book

Another option is to create an overview of each book you’ve gone through. After you’ve finished reading the book, put it down and record what you remember about the book. Include an outline of the plot, or some information about the characters, and the setting, and write down your thoughts about the book. You can set yourself a limit of words such as 400 or up to 750 words.

Make Your Own Amazon Review

If you would like to take it a step further, sign into Amazon and write a review of the book once you’re done reading. Make sure to be as elaborate as you can so that other people can decide whether or not they should purchase the book based on your review. When you’re looking to go back on the books you’ve read, you can check all of your Amazon reviews.

Track Your Books on Goodreads

Goodreads is an excellent platform for those who love books. Goodreads lets you accomplish the following:

  • Keep track of the books you’ve read or the ones you are currently reading or would like to read.
  • You can rate the books, and even review them, and get suggestions on what you should follow up with.
  • You can also read book reviews and news from your friends and leave comments on these reviews and updates.

Take a Shot at Literary Criticism

Keeping a journal should not just be to keep track of the books you’ve read but also to develop your literary critique abilities by writing thorough reviews of your favourite books. Why should you bother writing them? The motive is to help you understand and appreciate the books you’ve read.

Ask yourself questions like the following:

  • What’s the story?
  • What is the process by which the main character goes through during the story?
  • What’s unique in the characters?
  • What’s their most significant character fault?
  • What are the problems the protagonist has to face?
  • Do you have an antagonist?
  • Who are the other characters? What is their purpose?
  • What’s the significance in the context? What effect does it have on the overall theme or mood of the story? Does the setting represent the state of mind that the protagonists are in?
  • What is the primary issue, and how does the story develops? What’s the conclusion?
  • Does the writer use foreshadowing? Or does the writer hint readers into what will happen during the story?
  • Does the author employ symbolism when objects are intended to represent something or an idea greater than the object in itself?

Get Yourself a Book Journal

To keep track of the books you’ve read, just use the Moleskine or any similar notebook you’ve got around. You can, however, purchase a book journal. Three popular options are available:

Do Some Research on The Author

Often, the author’s personal life can have a significant influence on their work. Thus, when you’re keeping track of and analyzing the book you’ve read, it’s a great idea to conduct some research about the author.

Create a Book Blog

One method of keeping track of the books you’ve read is to create an online blog. Pick a platform for blogging and then think of a suitable title for the blog and begin posting a review of books. When someone asks you to suggest a book, then refer the person to your site. You never know; you will be able to build your own following. If you want to get some tips on becoming good at book hauls on your blog, check out our tips on a successful book haul.

Create a List of Books to Read

In the back of your notebook or book, make the list of books you’d like to study. Each time you hear about an intriguing book, put it on your list. It’s unlikely you’ll be in a bind, “What should I read next?”

Such a short amount of time, but so many books to read! You don’t want to spend time and effort reading a novel and then forget that you’ve read it or even the subject matter.

We hope that you enjoyed reading about our suggested tips to track the books you’ve read or are going to read, and they will be useful to you. If you wish to be a part of Austin Macauley Publishers, then you’re welcome to share your manuscripts here for review. You can also submit online by filling out this Online Submission Form.

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All You Need To Know About Ramadan & Our Top Books To Read

Books to read during Ramadan

Ramadan is here and we could not be more excited! The month of fasting and spiritual care is sure to aid those who celebrate the festival to be more focused in how they worship God. It’s also called the month of reflection and self-improvement.

Every year, as the month of Ramadan comes around it brings with itself numerous blessings, love, gratitude, care and the remembrance of Almighty Allah. According to the Quran, Allah says:

“O you who have believed, remember Allah with much remembrance.”
(Surah Ahzab: 41)

Ramadan permits Muslim to improve the relationship with Almighty Allah. And for this, what more important than remembering Him by means of zikr and reap greater blessings from Him as it is mentioned in the holy book:

“Then remember Me, I will remember you.”
(
Surah Baqrah: 152)

What’s Ramadan?

The ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar is Ramadan. Muslims celebrate this holy month of Ramadan to commemorate the day that Allah has sent an angel over Prophet Muhammad to unravel the Quran in 610 AD. This event is known as ‘Laylat al Qadar’ in Arabic which means the night of power.

When is Ramadan?

The time Ramadan begins and its end changes each year because it’s determined by the Islamic lunar calendar and moon cycle. The time of the beginning of Ramadan is determined by the appearance of the crescent moon’s new phase by the religious authorities. Even though Muslims are waiting for the moon’s appearance before the first of Ramadan is revealed; however, they can predict the date of its arrival. Ramadan typically lasts from 29 to 30 days, based on when the new crescent moon appears.

What’s The Primary Motive Behind Ramadan?

In Ramadan, Muslims aim to improve their spirituality and be closer with Allah and their family members. They accomplish this by abstaining from alcohol, smoking, and sexual interactions between sunset and sunrise every day. Ramadan is also be a period for unification and spiritual reflection. Muslims devote their time to prayer in the mosque, reading the Quran and performing good actions. They give money to charities and spend time with their family members, and refrain from the temptation to gossip, lie and fight.

What is The Reason Why Muslims Observe Fasting During Ramadan?

Fasting is essential during Ramadan because it lets Muslims be devoted to their religion, grow more connected to Allah, and develop compassion and patience. It’s about feeding your soul instead of just looking after your body. It’s also among the Five Pillars of Islam which constitute the foundation on which Muslims conduct their daily lives (the other are prayer, faith charity, and the pilgrimage to Mecca).

Everyone Muslims generally follow the practice of fasting except for those who are pregnant, sick women, lactating, old, or traveling. If you don’t fast on a particular day, you can make up for them throughout the year.

What Happens at The End of Ramadan?

A three-day special festival known as Eid Al-Fitr signifies the end of Ramadan. It starts with the first glimpse of the moon’s new phase that appears in the night sky. It’s a joyful time that sees Muslims celebrating the end of fasting, praising Allah for all the blessings we have.

For three days, Muslims attend prayers in the morning and spend time with neighbors and loved ones. After that, they can enjoy a tasty traditional meal with families and friends. Children are often gifted with presents and are expected to offer them to those who are in need. In order to symbolize solidarity, Ramadan is a time that Muslims across the world gather to celebrate their faith.

Books to Read During Ramadan

One of the easiest ways to seek nearness with Allah is to recite the Holy Quran. It is the best method to remember and be connected to Allah Almighty, and nothing supersedes reciting the Quran and praying. Additionally, you must also take part in zikr for more blessings from Allah during this holy month called Ramadan.

We all know that the Quran is an essential read for all Muslims; however, if you seek other books to aid in your personal growth, don’t worry! We’ve collected some titles from different genres that you can take a look at. To celebrate unity, humility, and self-improvement, we’ve put together a list to make it easier for you to select which books to read during Ramadan! To commemorate this beautiful month of blessings, Austin Macauley Publishers brings 25% off on the entire stock. So what are you waiting for? Grab your favourite books today and don’t forget to use the discount code: RAMADAN25.

  1. The Modern Statistic of the Most Beautiful Names of God
  2. Pillars of Islam
  3. Sada-e-Haqq
  4. Brief History of Islamic Sects
  5. Brief History of Islamic Civilization
  6. Basics in Children’s Education
  7. Nutrition Plans

Whether you are not well-versed with the concept of Ramadan or you’re just excited at the mere mention of it, these Ramadan books will satiate your thirst for knowledge with some nutritious recipes to keep you healthy during the month and afterward. These books to read in Ramadan have a little something for everyone.

We hope that all your prayers are answered this holy month of Ramadan and that you achieve all the spiritual elevation your heart desires.

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Happy and blessed Ramadan, folks!

Enjoy and Learn With Austin Macauley’s Educational Reads

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“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”  Albert Einstein

 

The pursuit of education is one of the most crucial aspects of life. Education is what empowers us. It gives us knowledge of the world and allows us to experience life in all its wonderful colours.

Here are our educational book recommendations to keep you busy and enhance your knowledge.

 

A Practice

Book: A Practice 
Author: Judith Marti Baumrin 

A Practice is a story of twelve school students taking one-on-one teaching lessons with a tutor. The tutor is a trained psychologist and explains the trials and triumphs of therapeutic tutoring. For twenty years, she practiced remedial tutoring inspired by different theories and teaching methods. Finally, she brought her approach to Horace Mann Middle School and it became the foundation for the learning-disabled children program.

Aircraft Ground Handling

Book: Aircraft Ground Handling
Author: Subash S Narayanan 

In a very simple-to-understand language, this book explains the knowledge and process involved in an aircraft’s ground handling. The book also gives an overview of agencies working at the airport, an overview of the airport, and basic aviation knowledge for interested people. Aircraft ground handling is one of the most important and crucial functions and is done by ground handling companies (GHA). GHAs have to follow strict laws which the book explains comprehensively. The processes are critical, skilled manpower is required and specialized equipment is involved to ensure the safety and punctuality. The book is bringing forth the knowledge to empower the reader.

 

Philosophy of Excellence

Book: Philosophy of Excellence 
Author: Dr. Abdullah Attoun

Adam was the newest creature to the human history and his uniqueness astonished everyone. His descendants, however, were divided into two groups. One group called themselves “The Unique” and had distinguishing parameters between them. The other group called themselves “The Simple” who believed that every human should be like Adam. This culture is still alive.

 

The Bilingual Revolution

Book: The Bilingual Revolution 
Author: Fabrice Jaumont 

Fabrice Jaumont is nicknamed as the “God Father of Language Immersion Programs” by The New York Times in 2014 because of his 25-years experience of international education and multilingual program development. He received many awards for his skills. He has applied his experience for different communities living in the United States by helping them develop bilingual courses. The Bilingual Revolution is an original story of a Brooklyn movement told from the eyes of parents and tutors. The book encourages schools to provide complete participation to normalize bilingualism as it can positively transform a child.

 

The Chemistry of Passion Lab

Book: The Chemistry of Passion Lab 
Author: Hiba El Ayal 

Hiba is a Lebanese, born in UAE and has diversified experience in multinational corporate companies. She is passionate about education and self-development and is creating a system that explains the step-by-step procedure to lead a life full of passion and meaning.

 

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We hope that enjoy our book recommendations of the best books to read and increase your knowledge.

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