A Very Chatty Post

Hello, it’s me XD

No, College hasn’t slowed down for me yet. I’ve actually been thinking loads about my future goals and where I would like to be in a few years time. It’s always hard when you have to sit down and write pros and cons for various ideas and pick the one that is right for you. Being forced into decision making is something I do not enjoy one bit but at the end of the day, it could open up new doors for me. I wasn’t even interested in publishing two years ago and becoming a book blogger. As a reader/lover of books from the age of 2, starting out as a hobby and growing into this reflective heaven today is a sign that my road to the future is rapidly changing.

I hit a milestone with my blog, there is now 51 of you who subscribe to this blog through WordPress and can I just say that never in a million years that I imagine that 51 people or even just 1 person would hit the follow button. Your likes, comments and subscribes keep me going and building up my confindence on the Internet and off it. It’s lovely to see that my blog is gaining the exposure and opened up doors for publishers to add me to their mailing lists for ARCs and blog tours. All because of this blog and all because of you guys so a huge thank you to everyone for your kindness and acceptance in the blogging community. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more accepted in anything in my whole life.

Just ten minutes ago, I hit 1,450 people following my reviews on Goodreads. I only started seriously reviewing books in January and to go from 70 people following me in March to this number today, I’ve started talking about my book reviewing to people away from the Internet and they are just as shocked about my online presence in the blogging community. One person said I’m basically famous but no-one knows which is kind of true 😛

On Instagram, I applied to become a book box rep for a new book subscription box called The Mystery Book Box however, I was not chosen as a rep and to be honest, I think I know why. I do have the following here and also on Goodreads but not near enough on my Instagram profile. It’s still very much brand new and the photos aren’t the sharpest quality that they could be but I’m learning quickly.

I’m asking you guys to do one small favour for me, it would only take a few moments. If you could promote my Instagram account @aliceandthebookslover on your social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads etc) then that would be great. Joining the Bookstagram community was a huge step-up for me as whenever I’ve tried to showcase my love of books to people, they would laugh at me and block me out completely. It still hurts people 😦

I did manage to finish reading a couple of books for once! The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon and Song of Princes which I did a blog tour on a few days ago. I’ll post the reviews up on Goodreads as soon as I can.

Hope you guys have a good weekend and I’ll check back in soon, see ya!

Alice x

PS, A few of you have messaged me saying that you don’t get a notification whenever I update my blog with a new post. If this is the case for you, let me know since I’ll try and contact WordPress about it if this is the case. 🙂



68 thoughts on “A Very Chatty Post

  1. I don’t always get updates from WordPress, but I tend to rely on you posting the link on FB. It also happens with some others I follow – don’t understand why!
    I’m so pleased that you have found your niche – this blogging/book-reviewing lark suits you perfectly. I knew you’d find something back when we first met (remember?) Excellent work, as always. xx

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