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Blogs that I follow

Posted by SalesianLibrary on August 4, 2010

It’s been a while since I last did a ‘Blogs that I follow’ post, so I thought I’d do an update! The following are a few blogs that I follow, a couple of which I’ve only just found recently but that I’m really impressed with. I seem to follow mainly college oriented blogs, but that’s because I like the styles of clothes/furniture/accessories they show and I like the fact that most of the things they show are able to be achieved on a budget. So here we go…..

College Candy

I’ve been following College Candy for quite a while now. It’s my guilty pleasure, I love it so much. The articles are all submitted by college students and there are some really clever, well written articles on there. Some of the articles cover some fun topics such as fashion, cooking, reading and gossip under sections titled ‘haha’, ‘Cool Stuff’, ‘Style’ and ‘Buzz’, whereas on the other end of the spectrum there are the more serious articles which cover relationships, whether it be with family, friends or partners, fitness and wellbeing, college issues and internships under sections titled ‘Relationships’, ‘Reality’ and ‘Body’.

College Fashion

College Fashion is another blog that I’ve been following for a while now. I think that I originally found it through College Candy. This is a site which, as it’s title says, is purely about fashion. One of the reasons that I love it so much, is that everything is aimed for college students, so it’s all very young, fresh and….most importantly….reasonably priced! The site is aimed towards American students, which is the only catch, but a lot of the sites they recommend do ship to Australia which is great. They also offer some great specials, links to interesting sites, great recommendations for fashion for young people and real life experiences of students doing internships and jobs. Definitely worth a look!

Lovely Undergrad

I only just found out about Lovely Undergrad and I’m already hooked! This was another blog that I found out about through College Candy. This is also aimed at College Students, however it’s more aimed at decorating dorm rooms or apartments. I’ve gotten a lot of great ideas for decorating my own house through this blog already, and as it specializes in smaller rooms/homes I think it’d be perfect inspiration for those of you who are moving out of home next year, be it to university dorm rooms or your own house/apartment. The blog also has some great articles for students about things such as choosing a university/college to suit them, about moving in with a room mate and whether to live on or off campus. I must admit that I mainly love it for the decorating ideas though, as I like most of the things they recommend, plus it’s all very fresh and bright ideas. The other bonus is that, being aimed at college students, most of the recommended ideas are either DIY or budget.

Just Flew the Coop

Just Flew the Coop is another new blog which I’m already addicted to. Like Lovely Undergrad this blog is more aimed towards decorating and designing college dorm rooms or small apartment/flats. I love the styles on this blog as they’re so bright and fresh, and exactly how I want to decorate my own place! In fact I’ve already got some great ideas from Just Flew the Coop. I do also like the fact that they include articles about fashion and accessories (and some beautiful pieces at that),  and everything you need to know about living out of home. She even has real life articles about her own home and her decorating tales which I really love reading.


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Blogs that I follow

Posted by SalesianLibrary on June 4, 2010

I know I’m always looking for good blogs to subscribe to, because there are so many that offer interesting information, book recommendations or just great reading. I thought that I’d list the ones that I follow every now and then and there might be some amongst them that you guys would like to follow too.

The Story Siren is a blog run by a lady from the United States. She has a great love of reading, especially Young Adult Fiction and so that’s what her blog is about. She has some great  reviews and recommendations, and posts many upcoming titles, competitions and author interviews.

Windowpane Memoirs is very similar to The Story Siren, as it’s also a blog dedicated to Young Adult Fiction. I love this quote from the blog’s author, Michelle, “When I think about a writer creating worlds beyond reach I imagine their faces reflecting upon a windowpane; observing all that can be printed in words only with an artist’s heart. Windowpane Memoirs is also full of great reviews and recommendations of Young Adult Fiction. Michelle also posts upcoming releases, author interviews and chats and some competitions (although these are for US residents only, unfortunately)

Tanzanite’s Shelf and Stuff feeds my love of Historical Fiction. It’s a blog run my Daphne who shares her love of history and historical fiction with her readers. She not only reviews new fiction and non fiction books but also some older titles too. She runs some great competitions, and posts about upcoming new releases (both fiction and non fiction) as well as news and information about Historical Fiction. If you like Historical Fiction then this is definitely the blog for you (although beware, your wish list will grow every time you read it!)

Skerricks is one of the blogs I read for my work, and which I get lots of great library related news, and website and resource recommendations that I can then pass on to the students and teachers who work at the school I work at. It’s run by Ruth who is a Teacher Librarian at a school in New South Wales. My favourite part about the Skerricks blog is the Good Ideas for School Libraries entries, which show the changes  Ruth has made to her library and the great ideas that she’s introduced.

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Reading Blog

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 28, 2010

Due to the fact that I’ve created this blog mainly for the students and staff at the school that I work for, I only write about books that we actually have in the library. But what you might not know is that I’ve also got another blog that I write which is a more general reading/book blog for all the books that I read. I enjoy reading both adult and young adult fiction, and every now and then some non fiction (mainly history based). So this other blog that I have, which is called The Readers Nook has reviews, wish lists, books that I’ve purchsed/borrowed/won and other interesting book related news. So if you’re interested in reading about books other than young adult fiction, head over to The Readers Nook and check it out.

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Posted by SalesianLibrary on September 2, 2009

There’s a few different blogs that I like to follow, just to get an idea of what’s going on in the book and library worlds. One blog that I love is called Windowpane Memoirs which contains lots of great reviews as well as eye candy for book lovers. They also run some fantastic competitions which is why I’m posting about them on here. At the moment, through Windowpane Memoirs, you can win a $50 Amazon gift card! It’s a great prize and it’s very easy to enter the competition. All you have to do is go to to find out more!

Good luck!

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New blog: The Reader’s Nook

Posted by SalesianLibrary on August 4, 2009

I tend to read a lot of fiction that our Library doesn’t have a copy of, so I feel that I can’t review these on the Library blog. Therefore I’ve decided to start up a new blog called The Reader’s Nook which you’re more than welcome to have a look at. I also cover more adult fiction in that blog, rather than just young adult fiction, including historical fiction, literature, mainstream and chick lit.

I’m hoping, if I get a big enough following, to introduce competitions in the future and make this an ongoing thing.

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