Friday, 9 July 2010

A Little Q&A and Follow My Blog Friday

Hey Guys,

So first things today is a little Q & A post, I have received a lot of emails lately regarding my blog and feel this would be the best place to get them all answered at once.

Q. How do you get books for review?

A. Not all the books I receive are from publishers for review, many of them I buy myself and review them as its something I love to do.The publishers I do receive books from are ones I have built an understanding with after previous correspondences. they understand I don't rely on any books they choose to send me and when I do receive a little package of unexpectedness it feels nice and makes me smile. If you have a stable blog and good views contact some publishers for review books but I wouldn't suggest starting a blog just for the purpose of getting free books....  its just not right. It takes a lot of time and effort keeping a blog perky and interesting, and publishers will use the sites that look promising.

Q. How do you manage to do so many giveaways?

A. I'm lucky, I have been running a book club for a  while and I occasionally get gifts or discounts from book shops in my area as i send a lot of business there way. I also don't mind spending the money from my own pocket as its like giving something back. Its my little way of saying thankyou.

Q How do you mange to keep on top of life with 2 toddlers? I hardly have chance to pick up a book never mind write in a blog.

A. Hehe I get asked this a lot, not just by blog readers but by friends too. The truth is I don't know. My daughters wake at 6.30am and sleep at 7 pm, I sneak in reading time whenever they are occupied with toys, TV, colouring or sitting in the garden. The cleaning is done as soon as i wake up and the cooking is done at midday, when they go to bed its my time, so that's when i blog(if i haven't already) and read. I really am a busy mom :o)

Q. What inspired your blog design?

A. I love simplicity, I think it describes me best, I'm bubbly but simple it takes alot to wipe me out. I designed the header myself and the rest was done with the lovely new blogger designer. I would love to add a Navigation bar if anyone can help me with that

that's it for now but fee free to ask any more questions.

 Its also Book Blogger Hop and Follow my Book Blog Friday always a great day to hop over to fellow blogs and see what they have happening in there little land of reading, to take part head over to Crazy for Books and Para Junkie to check out your fellow blogger's.

Leave a little comment so I can come and visit you today too and share the love.
Happy Friday xxx

15 comments:

  1. I love your blog.. I love your wisdom.. I'll definitely be coming back often to find good books to read!! :) Hazel

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  2. Stopping by via the hop!

    I like your blog :)

    Rachel
    And the plot thickens...

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  3. Hi! I'm visiting because of the blog hop. Great place!

    I'm a follower.

    I'll be hanging around awhile.

    VampAngel
    VampAngel's Dilemma: To Read or Not To Read It? That is The Question

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  4. Hi! Just hopping by :) My Hop is here. Have a good day!

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  5. Your site is beautiful! Just stopped by on the hop. My site is www.areadersramblings.blogspot.com

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  6. i love you site also. i have 3 kids they are 3,2 and 3 months so i feel you on being busy haha. :) keep up the good work. :)

    my site is http://kailakarg.blogspot.com/

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  7. cute post idea. I always found stacks of time to read when my kids were little too :) I couldn't help but find time - also, I don't watch TV - so all those ours others spend watching shows is when I'm usually reading :)

    I like your blog design. I used blogger's 'pages' to add navigation at the top of my blog. You can just go into layout to do that. Otherwise, you can use labels on all your posts - also go into layout to activate them on your blog :)

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  8. Really fun blog, I actaully found my way here from goodreads.

    Love your simple design as well it's so calming!

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  9. I have found your blog through this meme and am happy to be a new follower. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to reading your future posts

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  10. Hiii *waves*

    Visiting you via Parajunkee's Follow Friday :)

    Have a wonderful weekend! Give England a hug for me, lol.

    ♥Isalys
    Book ♥ Soulmates

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  11. Thanks for answering some of my questions - I don't read half as much as I would like too - maybe I need to give up work!! Off to look at the other links now.

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  12. Stopping by on my way through the hop and I'm now following too. Come on over to my blog and check out my very first contest. Shari over at myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com

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  13. I just started my book blog recently and only found this book blogger hop yesterday! What a gold mine this is for finding more bookworms like us!

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  14. Hi. I'm a new follower from FF! Feel free to stop by my blog sometime!

    Also, I'm starting a new meme on my blog, When I'm Not Reading

    Hope you can participate sometime!
    The Unread Reader

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