I started writing reviews on my personal blog, Life In The Estrogen Ocean, but the more I did the more I thought about starting a "book blog." So I did.
But, I do CFBA reviews (as well as others) and as much as I tried to get it switched over here, it's just not gonna happen. I had jumped in and thought if I build it, they'll let me do it. Nope.
Then I had to decide if I still wanted to even keep the book blog. I mean, it's fun and I like it but do I really want to divide up my book stuff between two blogs? How confusing is that?
Well, we'll see but for now I'm keeping it. Besides, this allows me to also talk about books I read that are not for review and connect with other book bloggers! And I know that some people don't really give a rip about books, so they will just want to check out what's going on with our family. And some people may not give a rip about my personal life, they just want to hear about books. It's all fine and good!
I might be the only one reading my book blog, but that's ok because as a mom of 4 there just aren't a lot of "just for me" things right now...and that's really fine because I love my kids and I know the time I have with them is short since they grow so fast.
I've always loved books and loved reading, but since I went to college I had rarely read a book for the fun of it. I was either reading textbooks, trying to pass my classes (or making procrastination runs to Wal-Mart to avoid studying)...or later on I was changing diapers and potty training, and moving and moving and moving.
I can't say things have necessarily slowed down for me, but I am able to pick up a book and enjoy it now and then. And now Mackenzie (9) is older and reading like crazy (that girl can READ!) it's fun to talk about what we're reading and hear the kinds of books she's interested in.
So, all that said, sometimes I'll do a book giveaway on my other blog and now you'll know why it's not over here instead. I'll let you know when I do them so you can take part if you'd like.
It just so happens...that I have a giveaway going on right now at my personal blog for The S.O.S. for PMS by Mary M. Byers. Go check it out and leave a comment on that post to enter the giveaway!
There's another giveaway going on for Sweet September by Tricia Goyer. I'm not actually hosting the giveaway, but Tricia is and you can find out how to enter here.