Category: Miscellaneous

Working on Something New…

Posted 10/12/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

I’m working on some new things right now, so if you don’t see any posts for a couple of days, that’s why. I’ll still be here and I’ll still be working on getting new content up, but right now, I’m working on some projects that I need to get finished. 🙂 So if tomorrow you don’t see a new post for Starting Your Own Book Blog, don’t fret – it’ll be back soon enough!

Why I Don’t Read Romance (Normally)

Posted 02/05/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

I know what you’re thinking… how does someone, especially a woman, not read romance? Well… I just don’t. I’m not sure when it happened, but I stopped enjoying most romance novels. I used to read them all the time. My mom got me into them. But as the years went by, I just kind of stopped reading them. Now, when I try to pick one up, I just can’t seem to stay interested in it. I’ve started to liken it to the reason I don’t watch football anymore – it was something I had in common with one of my parents. My dad and I always watched football together. When he passed away, I stopped watching. I still follow my favorite team, but I don’t watch the games. It’s the same with romance novels – my mom would read them and hand them off to me, telling me I might […]

Happy New Year

Posted 01/01/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

Happy New Year everyone. Let’s hope 2022 is a better year for everyone. I’m still not reading very much, so I still don’t know when I’ll be back posting book reviews. I do have a book I’m reading that is to be reviewed by February, so we’ll see how that goes.

I’ve Disappeared

Posted 08/25/2021 by Charli - 0 Comments -

I know, I haven’t been around much. Unfortunately, this is largely due to the book community and the never-ending anxiety it has started to create. When I first joined the book community way back in 2010 with the very first incarnation of Keep on Booking, I was in love with the community. We banded together about all the books we read. We bonded. We talked. We supported each other. But that’s all changed and honestly, I’m not even sure when it changed. Now, instead of being a community where book lovers can come together and talk about their favorite books, the book community has become a whole different entity. An entity where people are judged for the authors they like, the books they like, how many books they’ve read in a period of time, and whether or not they continue to support authors/books that others have deemed “problematic”. This isn’t […]

Cover Reveal: The Marionettes by Katie Wismer

Posted 07/01/2021 by Charli - 0 Comments -

Today I’m bringing you a cover reveal by one of my favorite indie authors, Katie Wismer. If you know Katie from her YouTube channel, then you know that Katie has been working on a book series that starts with a book titled “The Marionettes”. Well, now it is finally time to reveal the cover to the first book! But first, how about a description of the book, hmmm? The Marionettes Description Valerie Darkmore’s entire life has been building up to this moment—her initiation into the Marionettes, the prestigious league of witches sworn to serve the vampires. As one of the last remaining blood witches, her spot is almost guaranteed. At least, so she’d thought. The academy is full of sabotage and secrets as the tasks begin, and Valerie quickly realizes she has more than her spot on the line. Her survival seems just as uncertain. The closer she gets to […]