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Sunday, July 12, 2009
It's a little late, but it's still Sunday so it still counts, right? Well, I didn't get a whole lot of reading done this weekend because I was out enjoying the Florida summer! Saturday my hubby and I grabbed some lunch and then headed over to Universal Studios for a few hours. Sunday I went to the beach with my sister. (I've included a picture so everyone can see how beautiful it was!) There were actually a lot of people there... I just managed to get a good picture while everyone was out of the way). Anyway, today I'm writing about blogging. I started this blog in August of 2008 -- almost a year ago. When I first started it, I just wanted a place to review some books. I didn't get around to it that often, though. Whenever I wasn't feeling too lazy, I'd post something quick and my opinion. It didn't even bother me that no one was really reading it. It's only been very recently that I've started to do more and try and get more involved. And now I want to have other blogger friends too. But I already know a few people out there in the book blogging world, especially from paperbackswap.com, so I'm not completely alone! Anyway, when I started, my goal was just to read what I wanted to read and post about it. But like anything, the more involved you become, the more you learn is out there and the more you want to do! That's how it's been with me. First of all, I have been spending way too much time online looking at other people's blogs to even do much reading. Then I spent forever trying to add things to my blog to make it look nicer. It got a little out of hand there for a while! I'm also finding myself wanting to read a bunch of new books and review them. But I need to remember to stop and read just exactly what I want to read and not read just what others are reading or else I'll get annoyed with it! I'm also trying to get more involved with reading advanced reader copies and reviewing them because I think it's fun. So far I've done two pre-release books and I have one author requested review coming up. Yay! But when it comes down to it, I need to just remember to have fun!
I don't have a lot more to say on this topic. I may have had more had I started writing earlier. But now I'm tired and still have some things to do before I go to bed. I did borrow a couple books from my sister while I visited her today. She's a reader too, so it's always fun to look through her shelf and see what she has. Today I borrowed Little Bee by Chris Cleave and Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. I've been wanting to read both for a while. So look for reviews on both in the near future! For now I'm off to finish off my current read. That review will be up hopefully tomorrow. And hopefully next week I'll start typing my Sunday Salon a little earlier and have something a little more insightful to say. =) Good night!