Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The reason for my comeback

Ok, I feel like I need to explain a bit about why, after over 4 months, I'm suddenly getting this blog up and going with a vengeance. So, I will. This last Monday, I went with my fabulous friend Andrea to Portland to see Richelle Mead in person and wonder at her pure awesomeness. And let me just say, it was completely worth it. She was incredibly nice and answered a bunch of questions (I got to ask one!) and just inspired me in so many ways. And then there was just the aura of the event itself. The people there were just as crazy about the books as we were, and they were incredibly knowledgeable about books in general. They had blogs and sites and talked about other events they went was very motivating.

So that got me thinking. I love to read and tell people about what I'm reading. And I'll be honest, if people then read those books and love them too, I feel so proud. Like I've given that book some more friends to play with. (I know, I'm a total dork.) So, why wasn't I keeping this blog updated? Well, I couldn't really come up with a good answer to that question, so I decided to get it going again. (It needs a lot of work, so be patient with me while I fix everything.) And I'm super excited about it.

If I am going to be completely honest, there's also a bit of an ulterior motive as well. I LOVE to write. If I'm not ignoring my housework with reading, I'm ignoring it with writing. And it's a HUGE dream of mine to someday get something I write published. My original plan had been to kind of check out other blogs and what not for research and just keep everything to myself until I was ready. But, it seems silly to not be a part of this wonderful literary community right now. I can connect to others who love books, *maybe* some authors and publishers will find out about me, and when I finally do get published, I will have friends who will not only be happy for me, but will spread the word about whatever it is that I've written. So, that's my hope, to become a part of this wonderful online community who loves the same things I do.

Anyway, there's my long explanation about my sudden reappearance. I really hope you all come back and check out my reviews and pass the word along about me. And if you know of other blogs - let me know. I know there are TONS of books out there that I'm not aware of how awesome they are, and I would love to expand my reading horizons. Thanks, and until next time, happy reading!


  1. Love it! Linking right now. (wouldn't mind terribly if you linked back to me hehe) Love you!

  2. So Excited!! Im loving this world more and more myself! and it was a great trip!!