I’m happy to share the winner of our gratitude giveaway with you…
This Observations post is about Twitter, Romance Novels, and Authors…I know I’ve talked about two of these topics before, but I assure you that this post is all new…
November 2008, I was attending college (as a mature student, lest you mistake me for a young thing) and one of the girls I met in my classes who WAS a young thing of 21, would not stop talking about some movie called Twilight. I had seen the trailer on TV, and a certain actor *cough Rob cough* had piqued my interest. Hearing the word “vampire” from the lips of the then-unknown-to-me Bella, and I knew I would be watching it. What I didn’t realize, was that it was based on a book until I saw Twilight on the shelf at the bookstore.
I brought it home and in true form, my sister nabbed it and read it before I could. She finished it in two or three days and promptly asked me upon finishing…”Where is the next one?” The next one what? There was a next one? News to me. When I went back to the bookstore, I couldn’t believe I had missed it the first time. The display, did indeed have all four books. I bought New Moon and Eclipse, leaving the hardcover of Breaking Dawn on the shelf until I had a chance to read the other books and decide whether I deemed it worth the $40 it was going to cost me.
I read them in less than a week. Right before Christmas. During exams at school. I was at home when I finished Eclipse and called my sister, telling her not to cross the threshold without Breaking Dawn in her hands on pain of death. I was only partially kidding. Not since reading Jane Austen’s works had I fallen that hard for book characters. I wanted more. I read them again. And again. I watched the movie a few dozen times. Still I wanted more. How could I get more? Through my new-found Robsession and love of Twilight, I came across a few blogs that fed my addiction. Namely, Robsessed and our beloved RAoR (Random Acts of Rob). There I had some amazing discussions about Rob and Twilight, and I was introduced to Twilight fan fiction. A whole new way to feed my addiction to Edward. Eventually I was introduced to Twitter, but I didn’t really get the point of it. In fact, I didn’t really get on board with the Twitter thing until April of 2011, even though I had had the account for two years.
Why am I giving you a personal history of my Twilight addiction? I’m getting to that…as well as the BDB. So please, join me and my ramblings (which will lead to a point, I promise) after the jump.
Blogging controversies? How do you address them? Do you join the Twitter frenzy? Write a ranty post? Stay on the sidelines and hope they go away?
How do you think we should address plagiarism scandals? Bad author behavior? Negative comments on our blogs?
18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that runs over the weekend, hosted by Crystal from, Reading Between the Wines.
Question of the Week: Do you feel the need to write a review for your personal reads, as opposed to requested reviews, or are there some books you read just for the joy of reading?
Let’s talk about the positive side of blogging! How has blogging influenced your real life in a positive way? (not related to books or reading) Have you learned to be organized or are you more social now for example?
I think there has been a great deal of positives for me related to my blogging.
I was already pretty darn social and active on twitter, but I’ve met and made a whole new group of friends that have brought me joy and many personal blessings, and I continue to do so. I’m a huge “people person” so this alone would make it worthwhile for me…but I’m lucky because it’s done way more than that for me.
I used to write a bit of poetry, but haven’t in forever…just kind of lost that creative part of me…this has given me an outlet for that, and I had no idea it would be so much fun. I remember thinking just a year ago that writing a blog sounded scary and overwhelming, and in truth I didn’t think I had it in me to do it. I couldn’t imagine writing anything that peeps would find remotely interesting, let alone doing it several times a week. It would seem that I was wrong…I did and do and am loving it.I would feel a great sense of loss if I weren’t able to do it for some reason…
Every once in a while I like to share some of my observations with you on various literary related topics. Dood! Did you just notice what a proper sentence from me looks like?!? Whoa!!! Don’t get used to it 😉
So, here we go…
Y’all know how much I love books right?!? Did you just say…”Well duh Tamie?!?” OMG!! Ok, but really it was a rhetorical question. Obviously, I love books or Bookish Temptations wouldn’t exist. Here’s the thing tho…I don’t just love reading books. Nope…I’m all about talking, writing, and discussing them as well. Do you have any idea how happy it makes me when I share a great book with someone and that person feels just as passionate about it as I do?!? It’s like all the best cliches in the world…having ur cake and eating it too, the cherry on top, icing on the cake…