Bloggiesta the Sixth
blogging , events / September 20, 2013

Bloggiesta was created by Natasha from Maw Books Blog and is now hosted by Suey from It’s All About Books and Danielle from There’s a Book. Here’s the details: Bloggiesta starts today and runs through Sunday. Participate when and how you want. This is your time to improve on those little things about your blog you’ve been thinking about for months, mark off those long to-do lists and possibly even discover a few great new blogs. Whether you have days, hours or just a few minutes we hope you’ll join us! This is a blogging party led by our fearless mascot PEDRO (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize.). The idea behind Bloggiesta is to keep Pedro happy by spending these next three days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers doing the same thing. You can read about my Bloggiesta escapades from previous events here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. I’ve gotten really behind on writing reviews, so this bloggiesta (like the last few I’ve participated in) will be dedicated to trying desperately to catch up. Maybe I’ll also get a few other tasks done, but this is really going to have to be my focus this weekend. Goals for this Bloggiesta: Update my Reading Around the World…

Bloggiesta the Fifth
blogging , events , thoughts / March 22, 2013

Bloggiesta was created by Natasha from Maw Books Blog and is now hosted by Suey from It’s All About Books and Danielle from There’s a Book. This weekend is the first mini-event between main events. Here’s the details: Bloggiesta starts today and runs through Sunday. Participate when and how you want. This is your time to improve on those little things about your blog you’ve been thinking about for months, mark off those long to-do lists and possibly even discover a few great new blogs. Whether you have days, hours or just a few minutes we hope you’ll join us! This is a blogging party led by our fearless mascot PEDRO (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize.). The idea behind Bloggiesta is to keep Pedro happy by spending these next three days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers doing the same thing. You can read about my Bloggiesta escapades from previous events here, here, here, here, here, and here. I’ve gotten really behind on writing reviews, so this bloggiesta (like the last mini-one, and probably the full event before that) will be dedicated to trying desperately to catch up. Maybe I’ll also get a few other tasks done, but this is really going to have to be my…

Mini-Bloggiesta The First
blogging , events / February 2, 2013

Bloggiesta was created by Natasha from Maw Books Blog and is now hosted by Suey from It’s All About Books and Danielle from There’s a Book. This weekend is the first mini-event between main events. Here’s the details: Bloggiesta starts now and runs until midnight EST Sunday February 3rd. Participate when and how you want. This is your time to improve on those little things about your blog you’ve been thinking about for months, mark off those long to-do lists and possibly even discover a few great new blogs. Whether you have days, hours or just a few minutes we hope you’ll join us! This is a blogging party led by our fearless mascot PEDRO (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize.). The idea behind Bloggiesta is to keep Pedro happy by spending these next three days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers doing the same thing. You can read about my Bloggiesta escapades from previous events here, here, here, here, and here. This Bloggiesta, I’m really just focusing on tasks that I think will help me get back into the swing of blogging. I’ve been really slacking, not posting reviews for weeks at a time, and I miss…

BBAW: The Meaning of Life
blogging , events , thoughts / September 12, 2012

This week (September 10-14, 2011) is Book Blogger Appreciation Week! BBAW is a week long festival celebrating the community of book bloggers and their contribution to preserving a culture of literacy through book reviews and recommendations, reading reflections, and general bookish chat. Events include daily blogging topics, blogger interview swaps, special guest posts, and so much more! Today’s posts for BBAW are centered on answering the question, “What does book blogging mean to you?” That’s both a simple and a complicated question. In the literal sense of things, “book blogging” means that I have a blog where I post about things that are book-related. For me, most of the time this means that I post reviews/discussions of books that I’ve read. There are months where I read (and review) more books, and months where I barely read and/or review any books at all. Sometimes I participate in events like this one, and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes my reviews are in-depth and detailed, and sometimes they’re not so much. But generally, it’s the focus on books that makes what I do here “book blogging”. Book blogging is also a way to focus my reading. Before I started blogging, I was barely…

BBAW: Interview with Melody from Melody’s Reading Corner
blogging , events , thoughts / September 11, 2012

This week (September 10-14, 2011) is Book Blogger Appreciation Week! BBAW is a week long festival celebrating the community of book bloggers and their contribution to preserving a culture of literacy through book reviews and recommendations, reading reflections, and general bookish chat.  Events include daily blogging topics, blogger interview swaps, special guest posts, and so much more! Today’s posts for BBAW are interview swaps – bloggers have been paired up with other bloggers to interview each other about pretty much anything we want! I really love interviewing other bloggers, so this is probably my favourite topic for this week. This year, I’m interviewing Melody from Melody’s Reading Corner. Let’s take it away! Your blog archive goes back all the way to 2006! How did you first get into book blogging? How do you think your blogging has changed over the years you’ve been doing it? When I first started blogging in 2006, my main purpose is to keep a record on the books I read and what I felt after reading them. I don’t keep a journal and plus, blogging seems fun to me so that was how I started my blog. Initially, I thought it’s wonderful enough to have…