I’m really getting in the party spirit now. Today I want to talk about the things I love most about blogging and the things I don’t like so much.
When I started this blog I never imagined that any author would ever ask me to read their books. I knew that it happened, but I never expected that they would value my opinion so much that they would ask me. So I started off I was quite happy just reading the books I purchased.
Then one day I get a DM on my twitter from the lovely Anna Garner asking me if I would review her book. She offered to send me a copy for free. I was so amazed that she wanted me to review her book I instantly read the synopsis. I knew it would be a perfect fit for this blog so I quickly agreed before she changed her mind.
Shortly after I heard about blog tours. I was like ooo what is this. I was noseying around Fiction Addiction Book Tours and was reading about these amazing sounding books. So I sent a message to Shaz and asked her more about them. I instantly signed up for 2 blog tours that day and then started my love for blog tours. They are so much more than just a review. There’s the excerpts, the giveaways, the information on the author, Q&A’s, dream casting. Oh I love a good blog tour. I owe a lot of the growth of this blog to Shaz and touring with her. It has given me exposure that I couldn’t have gotten on my own, so thank you Shaz. I also want to thank anyone who has ever let me participate in one of their blog tours.
There isn’t much I don’t like about blogging but I have to say I wish I had more time. More time to read, more time to update my blog, more time to spend on designs and such like. With working full time and now I have a trainiee scheme and work exams to take I have less and less time to work on this blog. I spend any spare second I can reading or thinking about new designs but we could all do with a few more hours in the day couldn’t we.
Today I am going to giveaway two of my favourite blog tour books It’s Got To Be Perfect:the memoirs of a modern-day matchmaker by Haley Hill and The Half Life of Hannah by Nick Alexander. I wanted to give you so many more but many of them are ebook only and you stupidly cannot gift kindle books on Amazon UK. 🙁 UK only.