Wednesday, February 15, 2012
My new hobby!
My whole life before that moment, I never had the patience nor the desire to pick up a book and read, much less finish it and enjoy it. Ask any of my school teachers, especially Mrs. Nielsen,(my English teacher throughout High School) they will verify I was never interested, nor did I have the focus necessary to read anything longer than a paragraph.
Who would think that something as simple as a book would change my life? I have to admit it was "Twilight by Stephanie Meyer" that first took me away from the deep abyss that I teetered on the edge of, daily. I was able to escape from the reality of what I faced, it kept me sane enough to take care of my son, help him get through his last days of life. Now, I can't wait for a new book just as soon as I finish another. It's like I can't get enough words, stories, fantasies and new worlds.
This new obsession of mine turned into another one. I began to find others who loved the same books I did, and many of them would constantly ask me what they should read next. It finally dawned on my that I could start a new blog, where I could post my favorite books and write my review so that others I knew could just check there when they wanted to know what I was reading. One thing leading to the next, I found other bloggers who had fun book review blogs with the same type of books. It has been a lot of fun expanding my knowledge of books, but also of the world of blogging.
Now, I am happy to announce that I have just received my first "Review Request" from an Indie Author. What that means is, an author (Indie meaning "self-published") requested that I review his book on my blog! This is a huge new step for me and I can't help but hope this turns into something bigger. I could be reading books that I love for free and reviewing them for others. This really can't be accidental. Doing something like this hasn't been a goal or a dream of mine, but it has just sort of happened, but now I can set some goals and make it something bigger.
Your part: So, I am asking a huge favor! If you could go to my book blog at http://.karensbooklight.blogspot.com and "follow" it by signing up in the GFC.. Google Friends Connect or by Networked Blogs, it would really help! The more followers I have, the more likely I will get more and more Review Requests. Please help me reach new goals!! THANKS!