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.” This is my online journal about my thoughts on the books I read.
I write book reviews of mostly Young Adult books and a few classics here and there. Book reviews are the main thing that I post. I’ve added post-it note reviews at the end of my reviews from my Instagram account. If you want to see more than book reviews, follow me on Instagram! I post book hauls, monthly TBRs and recaps, new releases, and of course my post-it note reviews. If you’re not on Instagram, my photos are also posted on Twitter and Facebook.
Besides book reviews, I love to write my Google Diaries posts. 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 places, locations, art, books mentioned, pop cultural references, or even actor photos if the characters remind me of someone. Check out my Google Diaries.
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 get asked all the time if I make money book blogging. HAHAHAHA!!!! No. I don’t. The google ads barely cover my web hosting costs. Money is not the reason I book blog (There’s seriously no money in it). I know it sounds cliche, but I run this blog because I genuinely love reading and sharing that love here.
This blog’s purpose: I write the kind of reviews that I would want to read. I like short reviews and clean formatting that is easy to read. The main purpose of my reviews is to share what I thought about the book 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.