Wednesday, June 5, 2013

{ book.chat - book blogging }


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I've been blogging for over a year now and I've written about crafts and photography and have shared my own printables.  I've kind of been all over the place trying to find my "niche" or exactly what I wanted my blog to be about.  In the last several weeks though I've been focusing more on what I love and where my passion is and I've come to realize that is in books. 

So this it's great time that this week's book chat with Sweet Green Tangerine is about book blogging.

I am confident in saying that I consider myself a book blogger.

But I'm still trying to figure out exactly what that means though.  A lot of blogs only focus on one genre or category of books like romance or young adult.  They may branch out a little but mostly focus on one area.  I like to share what I read and what my children read as well.  I'm trying to find a balance in my interests or I may even end up focusing on the one category style.

What have I learned about book blogging?


I've learned a lot though in the last few months since I've turned more towards book blogging.  I've posted several reviews of ARC books that I've received from Net Galley.  What is Net Galley? Well, Net Galley is a website for publishers to submit upcoming books for bloggers to review.  Once you sign up you can request books to read and then share your posts through their site.  It's a win, win program and my favorite so far.



I've also signed up for a few book tour websites which are wonderful places to discover new authors and books out of your comfort zone.  My favorite site is CBL Book Tours.  I have hosted a few tours through them in the past and have more in the upcoming weeks too. 



Another way to get involved with reviewing books and book tours is to join groups at Good Reads.  There are groups for all genres of books and several that are author based with lots of interaction between memebers.  You can be my Good Reads friend too.


My Favorite Book Blogs

And since I love books I also read a lot of blogs about books.  I have a section in my feedly reader just for my favorite book blogs. I love getting recommendations from the ladies here at book chat.  I've discovered the YA genre and many other books that I wouldn't have picked up on my own from Jessica, Ashely and Erinn

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And I have other book blogs that I've been following for a few years that cover all the sides of the book world. I highly recommend all of them below. 


Paper Riot
The Broke and the Bookish
The Book Vixen
Seductive Musings
Romancing the Jock
Romance Around the Corner
The Misadventures of Super Librarian

I'm pretty happy with where I'm at now and I'm excited for the places I want to go, so yeah, I'm a book blogger.

5 comments:

  1. Lots of great book blogs on your list!

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  2. Love this post! I think your blog is really whatever you define it as. :)

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  3. What a resource you have put together! I love reading your book reviews! I think you've got blogging right. We should only blog about what we love, what makes up happy, what we love to do!

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  4. I found you through the link up. I am part time book blogger for now. I am thinking about starting to blog more about books but still keeping my blog open to blog about other things too. I just found out about NetGallery and I have to say I think I am in love. Most of my ARC came from GoodReads giveaways or finding them in a bookstore.

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