I started this crazy little book blog on Dec 31 2008. It started as a place to track all the books that I was reading in a year. I didn’t know anything about the book blogging community. I didn’t know anything about book conventions. I certainly had no idea about the many wondrous thing the blog would bring into my life.
I am so thrilled that I started the blog because of all the friends that it has brought into my life. The blog has grown and changed over the years. I started on Blogger as FleasBooks. In 2010 I did my first Dewey’s. I changed my blog name in 2010 to Geeky Bloggers Book Blog. 2010-2012 I participated in many read-a-longs, blog tours, and book spotlights. In 2011 I moved to wordpress. In 2010, I went to my first reading convention. In 2012, I gave up blog tours (mostly) and focused just on reading. In 2012, I switched to mostly audiobooks. In 2011, I was nominated my first blog award at a reading convention. In 2012, I went to my first blogging convention (separate from books). I learned a lot and put a lot into motion. In 2015, I became an Avon Addict. In 2016, I lead a BEA round table for bloggers focusing on the FTC. In 2016, I was runner up in APA Blogger of the Year contest. In 2017, I won that award. In 2017 I also guested on a few podcasts. None of these things I could see happening when I started.
My review style has changed over the years until I found my groove. My reading preferences have also grown over the years. I ebb and flow and have been more open to trying things outside of my reading comfort zone. I have found many new to me authors that have become staples in my library and new narrators that I seek out when trying new things. I could not have done any of this without my 3 library cards and the publishers I work with.
I could not have made it this long without the friendships that I have made through blogging. There are way to many people to list but I want to say a special thank you to Jen (That’s What I’m Talking About) for hosting FitReaders with me. A special thank you to Melanie and Lupi from Hot Listens for The Sultry Listeners Awards. Thank you Jennifer (The Book Nympho) for our Library Challenge we did a few years ago and Melissa (Books and Things) for our Doggie Give Back Challenge. I have worked with many amazing bloggers and podcasters over the years and look forward to doing it more in the future.
I am so thankful for all my years of book blogging. I have learned, loved, and changed so much. Thank you all for your support and friendship!
I love the reading community and look forward to connecting more!
During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.
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