Wow, it’s been a fun year for me here at For Love and Books! As of today (July 25) I have been blogging for one year! I thought for my blog birthday, I’d compile a list of thoughts/favorites/books read to share with you!
If you’re curious how For Love and Books got started, my About the Blog page has all that info! However? This post would not be complete without a shout out to Jess @ Gone with the Words since she was the first book blog I ever found, and how I got hooked! (Thanks Jess – your blog is still one of my absolute favorites!)
My reading habits have changed a bit since I started blogging – before? I read mostly romance and the occasional Stephen King or Memoir thrown in. Now? I still do a lot of the same, but with a lot of YA in the mix, with heavy leaning on Paranormal and/or Dystopian. And I’ve found a lot of books that now grace my “Favorites” list! So I really have a lot to thank the Bookish Blog Community for!
I have also realized in the past five months that my review technique/writing style has improved greatly! (So if you click any or my links below? I apologize greatly for the horrible reviewing on earlier posts! I’m embarrassed by them, but it’s part of the growth process!)
So, as promised? Here is a few of my favorite books/links/posts from the past year!
Books Read: 156 (from June 25 2011 – June 24 2012)
Books Reviewed: 139
First Review: Only Mine by Susan Mallery
Most Viewed Post: The Dreaded TBR Pile
Book I loved that most surprised me: Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Ten Favorite Books Read in the past year
(click the image to read my review!)