When I started blogging regularly, back in October of last year, my main goal was to see if I could find enough to write about once a week. I began with personal reflections and moved on to stories about our family.
When I decided to go “professional” in January, I switched to 3 days a week, adding recipes on Wednesdays. But after awhile I found it was difficult to find enough famlly-related stories to tell twice a week.
I had recently read a book about the events surrounding my father’s death, and I thought it would make a good review, as well as tie-in with my family stories. I took a chance and emailed the author, explaining who I was and that I would love to interview him. To my surprise, he agreed!! The result was my first book review/author interview (Brandishing). I followed that with two other books by authors I knew or was friends with, and then found out about virtual book tours and got myself assigned to a few of those. Pretty soon I was doing a book review almost every Friday!!
Now, I still do book reviews almost every Friday, and I get the books from a wide variety of sources. It’s one of the most fun parts of blogging and I feel so blessed to have stumbled into it!!
McKenzie (Montana Skies #1) by Penny Zeller: Christian historical romance
Consequences (Guardian Trilogy: Book 3) by Liz Schulte:Fantasy. This is the sequel to Choices, which I reviewed back in May.
And coming up this Monday, October 8th:
Celebrating My One Year Blogaversary with a Giveaway!!
Here’s a list of the prizes:
- The Lion King Platinum Edition DVD
- The Wild Princess paperback
- Flax and Lavender filled eye mask
- California King Salmon hat, apron and $20 Visa gift card
- “Just Breathe” coffee mug
- “Just Breathe” t-shirt
- $25 Walgreens gift card
Come back on October 8th at 12:01 am to congratulate me and enter to win!!