I have noticed a few things since I started book blogging and reading others’ posts and viewing their pages…quite a handful, to say the least, have more than one book in their “Currently Reading” list/widget/sidebar.
Reading more than one book at given is not something I manage too well. If I am reading one story, I have to stick to that one story before moving on. I can multitask but when it comes to reading it is almost impossible. With that said, I have read multiple books at time a few times.
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme
I see quite a few of bloggers that I follow participating in this meme and since I want to become as active as I can and make my way in the book blogging world, I though this was a good thing to do and participate in for my blog.
I’ve been a busy bee the last few days! I have worked on my site thanks to a support forum for the theme. Ever since I came across NoseGraze thanks to all the various new sites I follow, I have been jealous b/c I want the Twerk Me theme…but I can’t afford the extra one time expense right now. And ever since I found my current layout I feel in love, but since I’m no wiz at code, I had no idea how to change the links and hover links to the colors I wanted. I know some code but not enough to feel comfortable enough to mess with the theme on my own. So, when NoseGraze suggested I ask the theme creators how to fix what I wanted, I was happy. For whatever reason I didn’t think about the theme or creators having a support forum. But they do! So I emailed them and they sent me to the forum. And I didn’t even have to post what I wanted to b/c at least one other person was wanting the same thing that I did. So now, all the links and whatnots are girly colors. I am quite satisfied with how my site looks for now. I do wish I had a different logo, but I’ll work on that later or maybe someone can make one for me. Tell me what you think?
Also in discovering NoseGraze, I have also fell in love with the Ultimate Book Blogger plugin (even though I have yet to purchase it). I want it! Like yesterday. But I can’t afford the extra one time expense at this very moment, but I will get it before the year is over with. I promise!
I have also updated my Reading Challenges 2016 page. I have not only updated the different sections with the (tentative) reading schedule, I have also added another reading challenge. I am now participating in the Read New England reading challenge hosted and created by Lori at The Emerald City Book Review. I wish I had come across it sooner but at least it’s only April and I have time to not feel like I won’t accomplish the whole challenge.
I don’t think I am forgetting anything. Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you’ll continue to do so. I am becoming more involved and confident in myself with this blogging and book blogging, although my book reviews aren’t anything to brag about (yet!) nor have I exactly figured out how to compose them correct.
Anywho. Ta ta for now!
After last month Blogging Extravaganza, I really wanted to continue to be more active on my blog and in the book blogging community. So when I stumbled upon BookStacksAmber‘s March Challenge update post I discovered a year-round Book Blog Discussion Challenge.
The 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge is hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiciton and It Starts at Midnight.
We came up with this challenge last year because we wanted to encourage our fellow book bloggers to not only read more (since there are already lots of challenges for that), but talk more too! Well, it was SO successful last year that we decided to bring it back!
So often book bloggers mean to post more discussions on our blogs, but we just don’t quite get around to it. Well, we wanted to give everyone a little motivation to keep the discussions going, plus give us a place to link up our discussions so that more people will see our precious words of wisdom (or … you know … our GIF-filled rants).
I hope you’ll join us for this challenge and pledge yourself to posting more discussions in this upcoming year. I promise we’ll have lots of fun talking together!
I am setting my goal at 49 – Gift for Gab. I do not know if I will reach that goal, but with the goal it will allow me to be more talkative on my site and hopefully bring more readers and friends.
So, what do you think about this? Do you think I have set myself up to fail? Do you think this is a interesting blog challenge? Are you like me and new to book blogging and don’t really know where to start?
DAY TEN: The Positives of Blogging
It’s THE LAST DAY. I hope you’ve enjoyed the Blogging Extravaganza and that it’s helped to give you a gentle shove back into blogging, and that it’s given you some blogging inspiration. For the last post we’re getting just a wee bit serious. Even if you’re struggling with blogging, you’re still here and you’re still doing this; there’s a reason why you don’t want to quit blogging, and you know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. So tell us: Why are you still here? What makes blogging worth it? Why is it so fun and fantastic and you don’t want to let it go? Why do you love it? (And the goods outweigh the few hardships, don’t they?)
DAY TWO: Bookish Things You’d Give a Kidney For
March 10 was World Kidney Day, and people always talk about giving a kidney for something. SO. What bookish things would you give a kidney for? It doesn’t have to be physical objects–get creative! It could be a new book from a favorite author or a ship setting sail or getting an epilogue–the possibilities are endless.
If I could give a kidney for something bookish I would have to say one of those things would be
I am not very good at blogging…I am not afraid to admit that. My only true experience with blogging was when I previously had this blog and only updated my fiction site. When I decided to re-open my blog I knew I wanted to blog about books, join reading challenges and just blog in general. That is not as easy as it seems, but I am trying. Since I am new to the book blogging world, I don’t get much activity on my blog so I don’t know how well (or not so well) I am doing. So I was happy when I saw that The Vivacious Hobo had this really interesting post about getting more active on your blog and I was happy. This also lead me to the where the blogging extravaganza began – Beauty and the Bookshelf. So I decided to participate. (The introductory post to this event can be found here.)
DAY ONE: Interview with Myself
I’m cheating a little bit and pretty much copying and pasting my ‘About Me’ page with a few additions or subtractions.
Is that an appropriate title for my very first blog post after not blogging or doing anything online with my website or a website for a while? Who cares, right? hehehe
I am never good at starting post or trying to figure out what exactly to talk about. But I’m going to learn and get better … I hope.
About a week ago, I discovered Purple Ink Studios by Elyssa Nalani from a suggested post or ad on Facebook in reference to Anne of Green Gables. I clicked the link and