Monday, January 20, 2014

This is the Blog That the Love of Books Built

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On January 25, 2013, a wonderful thing happened. My sweet, creative cousin/BFF Heather started a book blog! I was super happy for her, and just a touch jealous. I wanted to start a blog myself, but am much less technologically savvy, and didn’t think I would have the time to dedicate to a blog. Lucky for me, in April, Heather asked me to join her in this blogging venture. It has been one of the best gifts that I’ve ever been given. A shared love of reading and writing was the initial foundation for our friendship. And now, we have a platform to talk of our obsession of the written page, the characters that live inside our hearts long after the covers of the books have closed, and fellow word nerds who are interested in our fangirling over meeting one of our favorite authors.

The first perk of having a book blog? You always have the perfect excuse to read. As if you need an excuse! But it is pretty awesome to know to get asked to review books by authors and publishers, and even know that the books that we love and choose to review are getting seen and heard about by the people who follow our blog. One of our favorite things we accomplish with this blog is getting the word out about fantastic books that people need to read.

Another perk to the book blogging game? It puts you in contact with people who carry the same obsessive torch for reading that you do. The book blogging community is filled with some awesome, creative individuals that we are continually thrilled to get to know and call friend. In November of this year we were both able to attend Y’ALLFEST, (first time for me) and we got to have drinks with some fabulous blogging gals at Poe’s Tavern in Charleston, SC that we still get to interact with on a daily basis.

On top of loving to read books, Heather and I both aspire to write them as well. We dream that one day our blogging brethren will be posting about the wonders of the literary creations that we give birth to.

So stay tuned as we celebrate our first blog anniversary this Saturday, January 25th, as we give off our first annual blogoversy week with today’s post. And in honor of this joyous occasion, we’re giving away an awesome Jane Austen Library candle by Paddywax! Be sure to check out the fun, excitement, and swag opportunities for the rest of the week.

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Giveaway Rules.
MUST live in the US. Sorry INT, we’ll have something for you this week!
MUST respond to our email if chosen as the winner within 48hours.
At least 13+ 

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Happy Reading and Blogoversy Week!
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3 Responses to “This is the Blog That the Love of Books Built”

  1. Tammy

    I love hearing about what upcoming books I should have on my radar but I would also want to know about books from a couple years ago that I might have missed but need to read.

  2. Kristen

    I love your blog! It gave me the motivation I needed to start my own blog. And, after reading your reviews I am adding books to my never ending book list. Kepp up the good work girls, and congratulations on hitting a year!
    P.S. I drooled over the candle…….

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