It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I set up Books of My Heart and spent two months dual posting here and to The Book Nympho. For those who don’t know, I spent a year blogging at Yummy Men & KickAss Chicks with the amazing Julie, followed by 3 years blogging at The Book Nympho with the awesome Jennifer (and Jonetta). These women were so kind to me and taught me about all kinds of things. I appreciate them so much.
There are many to thank and I won’t remember everyone, sadly. There’s Ashley at Nose Graze, Felicia at the Geeky Blogger, Michelle at Because Reading and Limabean Designs, and Kimberly at the Caffeinated Reviewer to name just a few people.
I’m not sure what I expected but I quickly came to see it would be a long and slow process to build readers. Here are some current stats:
Blog email subscribers: 75
(this does not include subscribers through WordPress; I don’t know how to find that number)
Facebook followers: 102
Goodreads friends / followers: 200/63
Twitter followers: Northwomn – 775 BooksofMyHeart- 146
Total comments on the blog: 3,997 Total page views: 16, 898
Total unique visitors: 5,022
Netgalley: Total feedback sent: 216 Feedback ratio: 96%
Here’s our usual schedule, in case anyone besides me, wants to know. Occasionally , we have to juggle things for a blog tour or scheduling issues.
Monday: Robin’s reviews
Tuesday: Anne’s reviews
Wednesday: Melanie’s reviews
Thursday: Anne’s Reviews, Thrifty Thursday
Friday: KC’s reviews, ICYMI posts, Friends on Friday, Read-along posts, Anne’s reviews
Saturday: Series on Saturday, Anne’s extra audio reviews, Anne’s library or purchased book reviews
Sunday: Sunday post, Challenge update posts, Anne’s library or purchased book reviews
Thrifty Thursday, Friends on Friday and Series on Saturday are memes we originated. The Read-along is an annual event where we read a series together, post reviews, have giveaways, discussions and games.
I have been debating the 2019 Read-along series for an entire year. I want to choose a series I personally haven’t read so my questions are fresh. I also want it to be a series you will read with me. I only plan to do about one book a month so there is plenty of time to participate. So I’m looking for a series with 8- 13 primary works. Here is what I have found, please add your ideas, as perhaps I am forgetting something.
Please note I have already read Riley Jensen, Kitty Norville, Jane Yellowrock, Sookie Stackhouse, Charley Davidson, The Night Huntress, Mercy Thompson, Harry Dresden, Harry Potter, and The Others. I have hosted Read-alongs for the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, and The Hollows by Kim Harrison.
I am so grateful for the amazing team I have here with me. Melanie, Robin and KC – I love being on this journey with you. Thank you for all your work and help. I hope you are having some fun, too!
Now for the Giveaways:
The first prize is for a $10 Amazon Gift Card. This is open to anyone 18 or older who can receive one by email.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The next prize is a bit of an odd thing. I ordered a Kindle Paperwhite for myself last fall when my really old Kindle Fire stopped charging overnight. Since I only read and look at Goodreads I thought it would be perfect. It is lighter and easier to read the screen. But … I don’t like it. I ordered myself a new model Kindle Fire and it has sat for almost a year. So I am giving it away. It is used, but not much, I will deregister it from my account so whoever wins it can set it up for themselves. If you are not interested, don’t enter this giveaway. US only.
The last prize is a Mystery box of ARCs, books, and swag. Please be sure to enter the information on genres you prefer so I can send things you will enjoy! US only.
- Hunting the Truth by Kathleen Donnelly @KatK9writer @CarinaPress - September 24, 2023
- Sunday Post – 24 September 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality - September 24, 2023
- The Traitor by Ava Glass @AvaGlassBooks #Ballantine@randomhouse - September 21, 2023