I started this blog on June 16, 2011. Since I love writing in my journal (and I’ve done it my whole life in novel-like detail) it was a huge inspiration for my blog title “Books: A true story.” I feel like this is my online journal about my life and my thoughts on the books I read.
I write book reviews for mostly Young Adult books and a few classics here and there. I love to participate in memes like Mailbox Monday/Stacking the Shelves, Waiting on Wednesday and Top Ten Tuesday. Events are a big thing I do on my blog (I even have a whole page for it). I love online book events as well as meeting authors at book signings. I will often write up detailed posts about author events I go to. I have two features that I love to do.
- Google Diaries – When I read a book, I ask a LOT of questions and sometimes I will search a ton of stuff on Google. If I found some cool stuff, I write a post about it. I look up things like books mentioned, art, pop cultural references, places, locations, or even actor photos if the characters remind me of someone. Check out my Google Diaries.
- Shelving by Covers – I love seeing what new books are coming out, but I wanted to make it a little more fun. I “judge” the book by it’s cover and place them in categories like “Hair Zac Efron Would Be Jealous Of” etc. Check out my Shelving by Cover posts.
Blog Mission Statement
Why I blog: I blog for fun! I thought that after a year of blogging, I would run out of things to say about books and that hasn’t been true! This blog will always be a personal place for me to share my love of books and interact with the other bloggers and readers in this great community. I have turned too many of my hobbies that I love into “jobs”and I don’t want to do that to this blog. For that reason, I’m not going to actively pursue relationships with publishers for the time being because it takes a lot of hard work and comes with a lot of pressure. In short, it would suck the fun out of blogging for me. So I will continue to pay for almost all of my giveaways and other expenses of blogging out of my own pocket. Maybe someday my Amazon links will help out with these expenses.
This blog’s purpose: I write the kind of reviews that I would want to read. I like short reviews, content warnings, and clean formatting that is easy to read. I am very paranoid about spoilers so I almost never read a book’s synopsis and that’s why I don’t post them on my reviews. The main purpose of my reviews is to share what I thought about the book and it’s content to help you find great books to read.
My values: I will always be as honest and polite as I can in all the posts I write here. If I had to pick between the two, honesty will always win. I pledge to not plagiarize and steal other’s work. I try to only promote books that I’ve personally read and enjoyed through giveaways, blog tours, author interviews etc.