Liebster Award 2017

What is the Liebster Award?

For those that are not familiar with the Liebster Award, it is an online award that bloggers give to other bloggers. The award is to recognize the blogger’s work. From what I can gather in my research, it started in 2011 and continues to spread in the online blogging community, recognizing up and coming blogs online.

Once you get nominated, you are to answer the 11 questions the blogger has asked and then you nominate up to 11 new blogs that you like and ask them 11 questions. Continue reading “Liebster Award 2017”

Top 5 Tips On How To Read More!

Many of my busy mom friends have asked me how I have managed to read as much as I do so I decided it would be good idea to share my tips on how to read more!

If you are like me, you love to read but find that you have limited time. Be it kids, chores, work or other commitments that are holding you back, don’t worry, you’ll still be able to read more than you think. I will share with you how you can read more, and how to read more often. Continue reading “Top 5 Tips On How To Read More!”

Top Gifts For Christmas: Best Books To Read For 2016

Christmas is approaching and what better way to share some joy by giving the gift of books. There’s still time to get your gifts for Christmas.

Top Gifts for Christmas 2016

What are the top gifts for Christmas?

This year we are changing it up, and we are not personally choosing our favorite books to recommend to our readers, but will be relying on the New York Times Bestseller list for the best books to read for 2016. Don’t worry, you can still get our opinions on the books in our reviews.  Continue reading “Top Gifts For Christmas: Best Books To Read For 2016”

What Are You Grateful For On Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you grateful for on Thanksgiving


Before you start your bountiful Thanksgiving feast, I like to ask you:

What are you grateful for on Thanksgiving?

We at Arlene’s Book Club have  a lot to be thankful for this year.

My Thoughts

Firstly, I like to say a big THANK YOU to all our readers, especially the ones that have taken the time to comment on the posts. Continue reading “What Are You Grateful For On Thanksgiving?”

Summer Comment Challenge

Summer Comment Challenge

I am super excited to participate in the Summer Comment Challenge hosted by Lonna @ FLYLēF  and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense.

The Comment Challenge is a way to get other bloggers to connect with you through comments and I am just so excited to meet some new bloggers!

If you are interested in signing up or want more details, please head over to Comment Challenge: August sign up. The closing for the sign up is July 21st, 2016 so hurry on over!

Please note we love comments whether you are a blogger or not. We love to hear from our readers 🙂

What do you think about commenting? Do you like to comment? If yes, why? If no, why not?

Slang, Idioms and Colloquialisms – What’s the Dealio?

We recently reviewed The Goldfinch for our monthly suggested book club and I was unhappy with Donna Tartt for choosing English colloquial terms and idioms in her book when it was obvious it should not be there. Not to nit- pick, I loved The Goldfinch except where she put the idioms in.

It got me thinking about the impact of slang, idioms and colloquialisms in books and how important it is to use it properly.

Using the correct usage of an expression, language, dialect or a particular way of speaking for people can make the book and its characters realistic and believable. Continue reading “Slang, Idioms and Colloquialisms – What’s the Dealio?”