I’m so thrilled and thankful to Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe, Jen at Jenmedsbookreviews, Kristin at KristinNovelCafe, Jo at Josbookblog, and Emma at EmmaBookishCorner for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition. This means so much to me as I’m fairly new to this wonderful blogging community. These are all blogs I make sure to visit daily for their new posts so please stop by each of them, they’re fantastic!
Rules of this award:
Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
Write a post to show your award
Give a brief story of how your blog started
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to the post you have created
How I Got Started
I had been wanting to start a blog for over 2 years but being pretty tech-challenged I always felt like I wouldn’t be able to figure out how to get started. Finally, in the fall, at the encouragement of my book club I signed up for WordPress and got to work setting up Its Book Talk . I had the intention of putting my reviews and recommendations into the world and hoping someone would find them helpful and at the same time maybe I’d be able to connect with a few people to discuss books. I quickly discovered an entire community of like minded readers who all love to talk about books!! I had absolutely no idea this type of blogging community existed and it’s been the best surprise ever! I have met so many wonderful bloggers from all over the world and I feel honored to call many of them my friends.
Everyone has their own method of reviewing, but something I always try to think about before sitting down to write is to be honest. I try to convey the different parts of a story and how well they worked or didn’t work in my opinion. I always picture the author possibly reading my review so if there are things that may not have worked for me I make sure to convey that in a respectful manner.
Try to interact as much as possible with other bloggers by commenting on posts and reviews. For me, what has made this whole blogging experience so fun is chatting with others in the blogging community. I appreciate each and every time someone has taken the time to leave a comment!!
In addition to the awesome ladies above who nominated me (thank you again:) , I’d like to nominate 15 fantastic blogs, each one providing their own unique spin on blogging. I love visiting these blogs for their variety of posts and reviews so please make sure to check them out!!
Amy at Novel Gossip
Annie at The Misstery
Janel at Keeper of Pages
Danielle at Books Vertigo and Tea
Sam at Clues and Reviews
Ann Marie at Lit Wit Wine and Dine
Abby at Crime By the Book
Rebecca at Boofsbooks
Donna at Chocolate N Waffles
Chelsea at The Suspense is Thrilling Me
Victor at My Poor TBR
Diana at A Haven for Booklovers
Fictionfan at Fiction Fan
Megan at Bookslayerreads
Wendy at Little Booknesslane
Happy Reading to all and thank you for visiting and supporting my blog!