#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Jen Lucas aka jenmedsbookreviews

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Today I’m ecstatic to have the fabulous Jen Lucas answer those pesky #TopFiveThursday questions. Jen is one of my favourite bloggers on the planet,  this lady reads more books than anyone I know, despite spending long hours travelling she still manages to read and review a huge amount of books and keep her sense of humour. She puts my own reading habits to shame.

Jen blogs over at https://jenmedsbookreviews.com/ and I just love reading her reviews, she is certainly passionate about the books she reads, she is also supportive of other bloggers. I just love Jen and her awesome blog in case you hadn’t already guessed 🙈, so if you haven’t checked it out yet why not pop over and take a look I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Top 5 books you read in 2016?

Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker
Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb
The Bird Tribunal – Agnes Ravatn
The Darkest Secret – Alex Marwood
Epiphany Jones – Michael Grothaus

Top five books you’ve read this year so far?

Dead Souls – Angie Marsons
Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough
Rattle – Fiona Cummins
Ragdoll – Daniel Cole
Be My Killer – Richard Parker (am I ok to use one that isn’t out yet?) Yes I will let you have this one seeing as it’s you 🙈

Top 5 authors you think everyone should read? 

John Connolly
Stuart MacBride
James Oswald
Angela Marsons
Ragnar Jonasson

Top 5 books you want to read in 2017?

A Game Of Ghosts – John Connolly – sat waiting on my kindle
Exquisite – Sarah Stovell
White Out – Ragnar Jonasson
Liar – KL Slater
Insidious Intent – Val McDermid

**No cover available for Insidious Intent – Val McDermid**

Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?

Learn to say no – no one thinks any the worse of you for it and it will help to protect your sanity.

Use social media wisely. Have a twitter and probably facebook page, maybe even Instagram, but don’t be a slave to it. Don’t be afraid to step away or feel obliged to thank every individual everyday. It will drive you insane trying and the busier and more popular you get, the harder it becomes to keep up.

Only do what you want. Don’t practice keeping up with the Joneses. This is your blog so choose how you want it to look, what you want to include i.e. features, author Q&A, blog tours, but don’t feel pressured to be like everyone else or worry about their stats. You will be better for just being yourself, letting your passion for the books shine through and reading at your own pace. We all do it differently and that is just perfect.

Join a few groups of Facebook just to start to interact with other bloggers and authors. We’re not all that scary when you get to know us and we can be a mine of information and useful contacts. And if you can, get out to a few author events as they are a great way of getting to me other bloggers and learn about the community in general.

Beware the oh so tempting and evil request button on Netgalley. By all means take a few read now if you want to build up your review profile to get a better chance of ebing accepted for arcs but it is all to easy to request loads in the hope of just getting one and then end up with a seemingly insurmountable pile of books to review. There is nothing worse than chasing that ever elusive 80% for setting the stress levels to max.

Top 5 book blogs you follow?

Argh…

Sharon at https://chapterinmylife.wordpress.com 

Abbie at http://www.bloominbrilliantbooks.co

Dee over at https://noveldeelights.com

Linda Hill at https://lindasbookbag.com

Kate at https://thequietknitterer.wordpress.com/

And dozens more.

IMG_1950 I am a 40 something year old Transport Manager, born and bred in the Midlands who reads for fun and sanity. Having been inspired to try blogging after attending Crime Fest last year, I have been blogging for about a year now, give or take. I still consider myself to be a newbie and an amateur but I’m starting to find my feet. When I’m not travelling the country for work listening to audiobooks, I can be found at home, curled up with my 14 year old LabX Kaycee and cats Mars and Luna(tic), and if I’m not there I’m probably at the Theatre. I love all things crime and horror fiction but have been known to also dabble in the occasional weepy, if only to prove I’m softer than I look.

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**Mystery Blogger Award**

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I was nominated for this award by the lovely laura over at https://snazzybooks.com/ thanks so much for the nomination Laura, and go check out her blog if you haven’t already!

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion. Okoto Enigma

The rules by Okoto Enigma are:
1. Put the award logo/image in your post.
2. List all the rules.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
4. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
5. Nominate 10-20 people and notify them
6. Link back to the creator of the award.
7. Ask nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with a weird or funny question.
8. Share the link to your best/favourite post of yours.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME

1  I suffered a mini stroke at 48, it was the most frightening day of my life I struggled to get my words out and I couldn’t remember the names of everyday objects. Fortunately I made a full recovery after three months, but I will never forget how terrified  and frustrated I felt when I wasn’t able to communicate my thoughts with others, funny enough I didn’t forget how to swear and most of my sentences had lots of f&!ks in them 😂😂😂

2  I’ve lived in a small village just outside of Bristol my whole life. No book shops, coffee shops or a decent supermarket, and everyone knows everyone’s business! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I live on the banks of the river Avon, our village is steeped in history where smuggling was a regular occurrence and the village was considered to be a “Den of inquity” where savages lived!

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3 I grew up in the grounds of a hospital. We lived in a “hospital house” my parents both worked for the NHS my mum as a nurse and my dad as a manager overseeing the hospital. I started mental health nursing at 18 and spent 33 years nursing. So my whole life has been pretty much based around nursing, hospitals and the workings of one.

My most popular post

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I’m not sure why or how but my Author Interview with B A Paris author of Behind Closed Doors continues to get hits most days,  long after I originally posted it, it’s still the most popular post on my blog and the most looked at post.
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/02/11/author-interview-behind-closed-doors-by-b-a-paris/

My answers to Laura’s questions

1 What’s your favourite genre to read from?

Crime, crime and more crime I’ve always loved reading books In this genre.  I try and read a book of a different genre every now and then to mix it up a bit, but I soon find myself back reading crime books, fact or fiction, and there are so many fabulous crime books to read I’m spoilt for choice 😂

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2 If you had to pick only one favourite publisher to read from for the rest of your life, which would it be? (This is tricky, I know!)

Without hesitation Orenda Books, they have some amazing books and authors. I love the original plots, the writing, the covers, I could go on and on here.

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3 Is there anything about a book that instantly puts you off?

Usually the book description if I don’t like the sound of a book, it puts me off reading it.

4 How do you decide what to read next? Do you go by publication dates or just what you fancy – or a bit of both?

I read the books that I need to read for blog tours in date order, and then I alternate between a NetGalley read and a TBR book. I try not to stress about publication day reviews I’m more than happy to post reviews after publication day.

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5 What do you do if you’ve accepted a book for review and you really don’t like it? Would you still publish the review?

If I really didn’t like I book I wouldn’t post a review, I think I’ve been very lucky though and normally only review books I know I’m going to enjoy, so I’ve never had this problem YET!

I nominate

Danielle at http://booksvertigoandtea.com

Clair B at http://www.havebookswillread.com

Jen at https://jenmedsbookreviews.com/

Renee at http://itsbooktalk.com

Nikola at https://breathingthroughpages.wordpress.com

El at http://elsbookworldblog.wordpress.com

Dee at http://www.noveldeelights.com

Kate at https://thequietknitterer.wordpress.com/

Claire at http://brizzlelassbooks.com

Emma at http://damppebbles.com

I know how busy everyone is so don’t feel you have to participate just because I nominated you, and if you want to take part and I haven’t nominated you consider yourself nominated. 😀

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES

1  If you could meet one author who would it be? And why?

2  If you could only ever read three books in your life time, which books would you choose?

3  What makes a good read for you?

4  How many books do you have on your TBR pile? I want the whole truth and nothing but the truth to this question😂 (I’m hoping the answer will make me feel better about my own TBR pile)

5  How many books do you read in a typical month?

 

#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Sam @cluesandreviews

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Today I’m thrilled to have awesome  book blogger Sam who blogs over at https://cluesandreviews.wordpress.com/ take part in #TopFiveThursday. I follow Sam’s blog religiously as I just love her reviews, Sam mostly reviews mystery, thriller and suspense novels and if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you really should. Sam also posts some very original photos of each book she reviews which I really enjoy seeing and definitely make her blog standout. Sam also runs a regular and very popular post Behind the book blogger. 

Top 5 books you read in 2016?

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
Brother by Ania Ahlborn
You by Caroline Kepnes
The Girl Before by Rena Olsen

Top 5 Authors you think everyone should read?

Ania Ahlborn
Tess Gerritsen
Peter Swanson
Clare Mackintosh
Jodi Picoult

Top 5 books you want to read in 2017?

The Walls by Hollie Overton
The Fourth Monkey by J.D Barker
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica
Roses of May by Dot Hutchison
I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen

Top 5 Blogging Tips you would give to new bloggers?

I am by no means a blogging expert, but in the short time I have been blogging, this is the advice that I have been given and it has made all the difference.

It’s Okay to Say No: if you aren’t loving the sound of a book or you’ve started a book and it isn’t what you are into, you can say so. Put it in your DNF pile and move on! Note that this one is tricky, and I struggle to follow this advice myself, but it really is helpful!

Interact with Other Bloggers: Comment on others people’s blogs and connect with bloggers on social media. And, once you find those bloggers that connect with and have things in common with, keep in touch! Those people become your sounding board and the ones to run ideas off of. They help share tips and motivate you.

Don’t Worry: if you want a book to review, ask for it. What’s the worst someone can say? No? Who cares?! People say no to me all the time, but sometimes people say yes. And that’s awesome.

Find An Organization Tool That Works for You (and Follow It!): You’ll need to keep yourself organized with publication dates and blog tours, find something that works for you and use it. There is nothing worse than feeling like you are drowning in your books and have no idea what to post or what to read next. Some people use lists, some use planners, some use a TBR jar.

Have Fun: In the end, the stats don’t matter and the review copies are a nice perk, but really, you are doing it because you love books. So have fun. ☺

Top 5 Book Blogs you follow?

Janel at Keeper of Pages https://keeperofpages.wordpress.com/

Chandra at Where the Reader Grows http://www.wherethereadergrows.com/

Danielle at The Blonde Likes Books https://theblondelikesbooks.wordpress.com/

Chelsea at The Suspense Is Thrilling Me https://thesuspenseisthrillingme.com/

Amy at Novel Gossip https://novelgossip.com/

IMG_1783About Sam

Hi! I’m Sam: book junkie, dog lover, blog stalker and makeup enthusiast. Residing in Ontario, Canada, with my book buddy, Ellie, I teach by day and blog by night.  Although I would never discriminate, mystery, thriller and suspense novels fill my TBR list; dabbling in some books in the horror genre and occasionally some romance, I spend most of my time reading too much books and talking about celebrities like I know them.

Twitter      Instagram     Facebook     Goodreads     Blog 

My thanks to Sam for taking time out of her busy schedule to take part in #TopFiveThursday

#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Rachel Aka Chillers Killers And Thrillers @emms_rachel

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Today I’m thrilled to have the awesome Rachel Emms answer my #TopFiveThursday questions Rachel blogs over at http://chillerskillersandthrillers.wordpress.com, as you may have guessed from the title of her blog, Rachel mostly reviews crime/psychological and thrillers. If you haven’t already checked out Rachel’s  blog it’s one  that I would highly recommend you take a look at.

Top 5 books this year (so far)?

Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary

The One by John Marrs

Everything But The Truth by Gillian McAllister

Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith

Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson

Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?

I have so many authors I really enjoy but my top five would be

Sarah Hilary

Sharon Bolton

Agatha Christie

Claire McGowan

Ragnar Jonasson

Top 5 books you want to read in 2017?

I have so many books on my to be read pile I want to read, and a lot of new ones I have heard about, but if I have to narrow it down it would be

Rattle by Fiona Cummings

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinsborough

Blood Sisters by Jane Corry

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan

Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?

I don’t feel very qualified to answer this question as I have only been blogging for just over a year but some tips I have picked up along the way include;

Have a Twitter profile as it’s a great place to connect with fellow bloggers, authors, publicists and readers alike. It is also a place to share both your own blog posts and to share other book blogger posts as well which is just as important.

Don’t take too much on. It is very easy to say yes to nearly everything when you first start, including requesting lots of books all at once on net galley which is a mistake I did very early on, but then you can become very overwhelmed very quickly. It is okay to say you cannot commit at this time but would be interested to review something in the future and you can turn down things. You are only human and cannot do everything at once.

There are no rules to how many times you need to post a week. You can blog however much or as little as you want as long as you keep it regular. If you need help or would like some advice do ask fellow book bloggers. We are a very friendly community and someone is always willing to help or point you in the right direction.

Plan or schedule your blog posts so you know when you have time to fit in things like a blog tour or that additional book review you would love to do. I write down any blog tours or anything I have committed to in a diary which I find helps and use the scheduler option on WordPress (one of the many blogging platforms).

Most of all don’t forget to enjoy it! It will really come across on your blog and will encourage others to read. When it is starting to feel more like a chore than take a blogging break (which is definitely allowed) and then you can come back refreshed and revived to read and review the many exciting books that are out there.

Top 5 book blogs you follow?

There are so many fab book blogs it is very hard to choose as I love you all!

Some of my favourites include –

Crimethrillergirl at https://crimethrillergirl.com/

Abby at http://crimebythebook.com/

Kate at https://bibliophilebookclub.com/

Joanne at https://mychestnutreadingtree.wordpress.com/

Joy Kulver at https://joykluver.wordpress.com/

IMG_1691My name is Rachel and I’m a 27 year old bookworm who has always wanted to be an author. I have always been an avid reader for as long as I can remember spending my childhood with my head stuck in the pages of a novel which has never changed. I think storytelling is a powerful thing and something I’d love to do, so I decided a year ago to do something about it.

I am currently studying an MA in Creative Writing specialising in Crime Thriller Novels at City University which I am really enjoying. When I am not writing I am watching and reading all things crime related. For me reading is a type of escapism which transports me into another world with characters who I like, hate or generally get frustrated at.

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Links: http://chillerskillersandthrillers.wordpress.com

Twitter: @emms_rachel

My thanks to Rachel for taking time out of her busy schedule to take part in #TopFiveThursday 

#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Claire aka Brizzlelassbooks

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Today I’m thrilled to have fellow book blogger Claire who blogs over at http://brizzlelassbooks.com answer those dreaded #TopFiveThursday questions. Claire’s reviews focus mainly on Fantasy and Romance and although I don’t normally read books in these genres I still love reading Claire’s reviews. If you haven’t already found Claire’s blog trust me it’s well worth visit  and amazingly she posts new content most days.

Top 5 books you read in 2016?

The Copper Cat Trilogy by Jen Williams – a bit of a cheat as it’s a trilogy but it totally blew my mind, Jen Williams created a cast of characters that were so vivid and not always likeable but had everything I wanted from my fantasy characters I was in awe. I don’t think I’ve ever read just under 2000 pages so quickly before!

Chasing Embers by James Bennett – This was a solid urban fantasy with a very reluctant hero in the form of a dragon who I well and truly fell in love with, which anyone who knows me will not be surprised about as I’m completely obsessed with dragons!

Caraval by Stephanie Garber – This is one of the most unexpected and magical books I have ever read. It is unique and special. it’s going to be huge and will be one I’ll read again and again.

Poison City by Paul Crilley – An urban fantasy set in South Africa, with an alcoholic talking dog, this absolutely had to be included. It’s part crime novel, if you count that the crime is solving a supernatural murder involving vampires and demons. This book whilst having a very serious side is also an absolute hoot.

The Summer Goddess by Joanne Hall – This is a high fantasy novel, it has a heroine who just gets no luck at all, despite that she pushes on and fights her backside off to find a solution for her people which is what set her on this road to bad luck. Unlike a lot of novels where everything seems to go ok with a few blips this one is just the worst possible outcome at every turn and it’s painful to read but that’s what makes it so good.

Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?

Jen Williams

Robin Hobb

Anne Rice

Margaret Atwood

Joanne Harris

Top 5 books you want to read in 2017?

Skull Sworn by Brian Staveley

A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden

Raising Fire by James Bennett

Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley Beaulieu

Way Down Dark by J P Smythe

Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?

Don’t overcomplicate it, especially at first

Choose the books you like and will enjoy, don’t get sucked into reading things just because they are available, it’s easy to feel obliged and start feeling really overwhelmed.

Enjoy the community, book bloggers are some of the nicest and friendliest out there

Enjoy yourself.

If it becomes a chore take a break.

Top 5 book blogs you follow?

MyChestnutReadingTree – https://mychestnutreadingtree.wordpress.com/

Between The Lines – https://betweenthelinesbookblog.com/

Ali The Dragon Slayer – http://cancersuckscouk.ipage.com/

Rather Too Fond of Books – https://rathertoofondofbooks.com/

By Hook or By Book – https://cadburypom.wordpress.com/

IMG_1637.JPGClaire blogs about Fantasy and Romance books at BrizzleLass Books. In a previous life she was a marketing and social media consultant but is now a mental health volunteer at a local charity in a bid to change career paths and work in the sector. Claire is a huge geek and if she isn’t neck deep in a book can be found watching something involving dragons or vikings on TV, listening to heavy metal, or playing something involving swords or magic on the playstation.

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Links:     Twitter      Goodreads     Instagram     Facebook     Google +

My thanks to Claire for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer #TopFiveThursday

#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Renee aka Itsbooktalk

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Today I’m thrilled to have the awesome Renee from http://itsbooktalk.com answer my #TopFiveThursday questions. Renee’s blog is one I follow religiously, she reviews most genres so her blogs got something for every type of reader. I love her honest and to the point reviews. If you haven’t come across Renee’s blog already, why not pop over and take a look at some of her fab reviews you won’t be disappointed I promise.

Top 5 Books you read in 2016?

It’s really hard to narrow it down to just 5 but I’ll give it a go.

Daisy In Chains by Sharon Bolton

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

I Found You by Lisa Jewell ( read in 2016 but being published April 25, 2017)

The Trespasser by Tana French

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?

Sharon Bolton

Dennis Lehane

John Hart

David Nicholls

Lisa Gardner

Each of these authors brings to the table consistently engaging storytelling, realistic multi-dimensional characters and plots that will leave you staying up late to finish one more chapter. These are my auto buy authors, I don’t even need to read a synopsis, I’m reading whatever they publish!

Top 5 Books you want to read before the end of 2017?

Since We Fell By Dennis Lehane

Round Midnight by Laura McBride

Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton

Sirens by Joseph Knox

The Green Mile By Stephen King

Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?

Well I’m pretty new so I don’t know how much advice I can give yet but here are some of the strategies I try to follow:

Become comfortable with social media, especially Twitter

Write honest reviews. If you have a critique of a book, be very mindful that the author is often reading what you’re writing so be respectful yet constructive in your feedback

Don’t compare your blog to others, everyone has their own unique style and way of writing so find yours

Make your blog visually appealing by not cluttering it up with too many widgets

Engage in the blogging community by reading and commenting on others blogs. This has been the BEST part of blogging for me, I’ve met some truly amazing book lovers and there’s always someone willing to chat about books

Top 5 blogs you follow?

There are so many wonderful blogs that I try to read daily but these are ones I never miss visiting

Amy at https://novelgossip.com

Janel at https://keeperofpages.wordpress.com

Annie at https://themisstery.com

Sam at https://cluesandreviews.wordpress.com

Chelsea at https://thesuspenseisthrillingme.com

img_1615I’m Renee. Wife and mom to two teenage boys which never gets boring. I’ve been passionate about reading since I was very young .Back then I carried a book everywhere, today I carry my Kindle everywhere so my hundreds of books go where I go.

Reading is not my only obsession when it comes to books though, I also love talking about what I’ve read and loved, what I want to read, favorite authors and debut authors…all things books!

I started my blog as a way of reviewing and recommending books all in one spot. Among my friends, I seem to have become the go to person for book recommendations for the past several years which led me to starting my own book club…5 1/2 years later and we’re still going strong with monthly books and wine!:).

I thought it would be fun to put my reviews and recommendations in one place for all my friends to check out and at the same time interact with other book loving people out in the blogosphere.

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Links: Blog     Twitter     Instagram      I’m also on goodreads under the email itsbboktalk@gmail.com

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My thanks to Renee and all you other awesome  bloggers for taking time out of your busy schedules to answer #TopFiveThursday, without you all this feature would have never took off.

#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Jessica aka JessicasReadingRoom

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Welcome to another #TopFiveThursday post, today I’m delighted to have book blogger Jessica answer those pesky five question. In case you don’t know Jessica blogs over at http://jessicasreadingroom.com, her blog features a wide range of books, in Jessica’s words “I don’t read one particular genre. If I am interested in it I will read it, and I will read most genres”. I love Jessica’s reviews there short and concise (not like my own ramblings😂) so if you haven’t already checked out Jessica’s blog pop over and take a look.

Top 5 books you read in 2016?

My Girl- Jack Jordan
Me Before You- Jojo Moyes
Still Missing- Chevy Stevens
The Weight of Silence- Heather Gudenkauf
These Things Hidden- Heather Gudenkauf

Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?

Heather Gudenkauf (She is my favorite author)
Chevy Stevens
Jack Jordan
Shandy Kurth
Suzanne Redfearn

Top 5 books you want to read in 2017?
In no particular order:

Never Let You Go- Chevy Stevens
Not a Sound- Heather Gudenkauf
Behind Her Eyes- Sarah Pinborough
Just a Normal Tuesday- Kim Turrisi
The Method/Method 15/33- Shannon Kirk


Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?

Network! ‘Meet’ other bloggers- they can be so helpful with teaching you things you don’t know and are such nice people. They can also help you to go in a direction you might need/want your blog to go. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Get a Twitter account- it really does help with networking.

If you use NetGalley, don’t go ‘request crazy’! You may end up with too many books needed to be reviewed at the same time. I don’t think I went too request crazy, but I am working on catching up on books to be reviewed. Be selective with your NetGalley choices, make sure it is a book you really will want to read.

Don’t get frustrated with the number of followers you have on your blog. I started to feel that I wasn’t really ‘getting out there’ as I don’t have many followers, but some other bloggers helped me to feel better about my blog and remember that I started it for ‘me’ first! Your ‘numbers’ will grow, it can just take time. Until then HAVE FUN with what you are doing.

Open comments up on your blog. I didn’t have that on my blog at first and I have since opened it up. I like getting the feedback I have been getting since I opened the comments on my posts.

Don’t do too much at once. Some can get overwhelmed with to many books to review/ interviews/blog tours/etc, that it takes away from the fun of doing a blog in the first place. Isn’t that why we started our blogs? Because we love reading and have fun doing this!

Top 5 book blogs you follow?

The Suspense is Thrilling Me: https://thesuspenseisthrillingme.com/

The Geeky Bibliophile: https://thegeekybibliophile.wordpress.com/

Lauren’s Book Addiction: https://laurensbookaddiction.wordpress.com/

Between the Pages Book Club: https://gemmasbookreviews.wordpress.com/

Pufflehuffle Kitteh Reads: https://kittyprydeisshadowcat.wordpress.com/

IMG_1577.JPGI am from Georgia. I am a mommy to twin rescue cats (Sage and Curry), I’ve been married for 4 years on March 16th. I am an admin on the Bookies page (link will be below). I began my blog mid-July 2016, so I am still a ‘baby blogger’ in many ways. I started my blog for me first.

I am having so much fun with it, learning new things, reading books I might not normally have read or known about, and have ‘met’ some great people! So far the ‘book blogging’ community has been so welcoming! I don’t stick to a particular genre for my blog as my reading interests are diverse. Basically, if it sounds interesting to me I will read it! I do read a lot of suspense/thrillers, and YA.

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Links:       Blog     Goodreads      Google+

Bookies FB Page (my posts end with JPJ- that is how you know it is me posting!)

Facebook
Twitter: @JessReadingRoom

My thanks to Jessica for taking part in #TopFiveThursday.