“Reading brings us unknown friends.” – Honoré de Balzac
Happy (very) belated New Year and welcome to the newly developed That Book Blog!
I’m so sorry I haven’t been active on my site until now, but the past few months have been a whirlwind of university deadlines, moving houses and travelling! But now I’m back, so the critiquing can begin.
I’ve been debating for a while how to effectively manage my site in order to create consistently interesting content as well as engage in effective time management solutions but I think I’ve finally come up with a workable concept!
This is my plan:
Each month, a theme will be chosen and I will read a recently published (or soon to be published!) work of literature to fit around this theme. For example, in December I may choose the theme ‘Festive’ and so will read a novel that distinctly includes ideas centred around Christmas, snow, wintry settings etc. etc.
This theme could be chosen either by a random generator (if I feel a lack of inspiration), at recommendation, or even just because there’s a specific genre or style of work I’d like to read. However, this theme may also be related to certain novels being published at certain times. For example, in February there is normally a large amount of romance novels, poems etc. published in order to fit in with the consumer idea of Valentine’s Day so I may choose to review one of these. But don’t worry, I may choose something completely vague or out of the blue every once in a while to keep my readers interested!
With this concept, I’m hoping to publish two reviews at least twice a month; reviewing a ‘new’ or recently published work of literature as well as an unpublished or soon-to-be published piece of literature taken from sites such as NetGalley.
But PLEASE! If there are any other pieces you’d really love for me to review please leave a comment on my ‘Contact’ page and I will try my hardest to grab my hands on your suggested copy.
My reviews will be posted under ‘Daisy Reads’ on my menu where you can find and search all my new and past reviews!
I have extremely high hopes for this site and can’t wait to make my book blog ‘that’ book blog where all passionate readers can converge and converse on (see what I did there?).
February’s chosen theme will be revealed shortly! However, you can keep up to date with the blog and myself on Instagram where you can be truly part of the blog by voting in polls for what YOU want to see me read and review (and I will always do so truthfully…). Information can be found at my credentials down below.
Until February then!
That Book Blog.