As part of the World Book Daycampaign, ive been asked by MVC to tell my story of why I decided to start blogging and reviewing in the first place...
It all started when I joined Twitter, something which I still hold near & dear to my heart. I'd regained my love of reading since leaving university and suddenly I found a lovely community of readers who I could talk about the books I was reading with. And... *gasp* I could actually tweet the authors I loved and had always loved and they might actually tweet back! This was phenomenal to me-it was thrilling to be able to join in with the bookish community in such an interactive way!
I then started to explore book blogs, bloggers would tweet their links and I would read their reviews and their posts and really enjoy what they had to say. I could also see the response they would get from other bloggers, authors & publishers and this seemed great.
Mary from The Sweet Bookshelf tweeted that she was drowning in review books (as us Bloggers often are!) and so I grabbed the bull by the horns & offered to take one off her hands and review one for her. She passed a couple of ebooks on to me, I read them both and reviewed them both over a weekend and that was that!
Seeing my reviews up there on her blog was such a kick, I was bitten, I had the blogging bug!
I love having my own blog now-one of the best things is the community of readers & writers that goes along with it. I've been so lucky to have met so many wonderful authors & other bloggers as a result of me posting reviews & other posts on the Internet!
Thanks to My Voucher Codes for asking to hear my story & I wish you all a happy world book day!