Textual Love is officially 1 year old!!! I had a goal when I started my blog. My goal was simply to write reviews of the books that I’d read. I’m a terrible reader. I would read books but never leave a review of them. Which might work for those like George R.R. Martin or Stephen King. They will sell books simply because their names are on the books. But for the indie author, they LIVE on those reviews. And I had been reading a lot of indie authors. And that’s how and why Textual Love was created.
I will say that I didn’t anticipate the direction this blog would take. I thought it would simply be me reading through my books that I gathered and leaving reviews for those. And that HAS happened, though on a mighty low scale. This past year has seen me reading more ARCs than anything else. I’ve been part of a beta reading group. I’ve landed a JOB. All because of my blog and me writing my opinions down. So, I guess it’s only fitting that in the anniversary month of my blog, my very first story will be published. It’s a short story set….well, I’ll let the future blog posts about it let you know. Needless to say, THIS is not where I thought I’d be 1 year after starting my blog.
My plans for the next year? Well, I’m going to get more into the purpose of my blog. Reading through my books that I’ve gathered and review them. Also, some more ARCs and maybe an author spotlight or four.
So, in the spirit of a anniversary, I have presents to give!
Box 1 is a Romance Mystery Box. Most of my reviews are Romance related, so over this year I’ve collected quite a bit of romance swag and books. This box will have some galley books and some swag. Box 2 is actually quite related to my job. We don’t really do romance…sorry people! Though it’s possible, it’s not there yet…not really. BUT there’s swag and books of the nature that isn’t related to romance.
There will be two winners. Sorry to my international readers, postage is outrageous. And to keep this simple, just leave a blog comment telling me which book review I did that prompted you to buy it and be sure to let me know which box you’d like to be signed up for. Mr. Random will be picking the winners on November 30th.
Don’t forget to check out my other giveaways this month! There’s the ebook set giveaway for Melissa Haag’s Judgement of the Six series that ends on Nov.9th. There’s also the two Author Spotlight giveaways that are going on throughout the month.
In the end, I just want to thank every one of you who read this blog or follow my twitter page or my facebook page.