Here at Goldilox and the Three Weres we are celebrating our
4 YEAR BLOGOVERSARY!
In honor of the four wonderful years this blog has had, we are having authors share with you what they were doing four years ago at this time and what they hope to be doing four years from now. Of course, we thought we should share our own answers with you guys too! Each post, including the ones from us, will include a giveaway, so be sure to check back every day for the next two weeks!
Today's Post Comes From:Goldilox
Four years ago I discovered that the books I enjoyed reading the most had something in common - they all had that something extra. I came across a little site called Goodreads and learned that this something extra was what put all these books in the genre of speculative fiction: fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, dystopian, etc. I started chatting with other readers through comments on Goodreads, began writing short reviews for the books I was reading, and eventually built up a nice little community of reading buddies. This led to the creation of the blog, Goldilox and the Three Weres in the summer of 2011. I'm a teacher, so summertime seemed like the smartest time to start something like a book review blog. I was inspired by bigger blogs like All Things Urban Fantasy and Parajunkee.
The past four years have been SO AWESOME. There's really not a better way to describe them. This blog has been a lot of work at times, but it has absolutely been worth it. I have been so amazed by the world of book blogging. Bloggers are some pretty damn cool people. The friends I have made through blogging have become people that I consider real, true, lifelong friends. I've also loved going to book conventions and meeting bloggers from all over the country. As a regular reader I probably wouldn't have attended most of these conventions. And the authors!!! Meeting the people behind the books that I love has been amazing, and that never would have happened without this blog. But, the most wonderful thing about being Goldilox has been just having an outlet to discuss books. It's still so surprising to me that people care at all what I thought about the latest release, and that people actually read my reviews!
Four years from now I hope to still have the blog, of course! Hopefully my co-bloggers will still be with me and maybe we'll even have some new reviewers join us by then! I don't know where I will be in my career or in my personal life, but I hope I will still be reading, still be blogging, and still be celebrating blogoversaries like this one!
Below I have pictures of some of my favorites books/series of the past four years.
One winner may choose TWO books from below (hardback, paperback, or Kindle/Nook book) or any other books in the same series as the book shown, or a book by the same author. Both books chosen do not need to be in the same series!
Enter on the Rafflecopter below!
- Winner must be 13 or older. -
- International winner will be limited to books available through Book Depository or ebooks. -
- US winner will be limited to books available through Amazon, Book Depository, or ebooks. -