Views from Around the World


I don’t often think to look at my blog stats, but today I did. The one I found to be most interesting was seeing visitor views per country. (I don’t remember what the list looked like the last time I thought of checking it, but I’m pretty sure fewer countries were listed.)

Just for fun, I thought I’d put up screenshots of the countries list. The phto on the left had the highest numbers of visitors, and the photo to the right had the lowest number.

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The US, UK, Canada, India, Australia, Belgium, and China are the countries I have the most visitors from. What about you? Have you checked your stats lately? What country do most of your visitors come from?

First Auto-Approval!


You’ve been auto-approved

I think it’s a safe bet that every Netgalley reader hopes to receive this email, and I was so excited when I received my first one today! Being able to request books to review before they’re published is (still) a thrilling thing for this book geek, but to be auto-approved? Instantly able to read any book that publisher lists on Netgalley, no waiting? Awesome! Let the happy dancing commence!

Source: Pixabay

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Fingers crossed that I will one day achieve auto-approved status with a certain other publisher  whose titles I’m especially fond of reading. I won’t say which one, because I’m just superstitious enough to think I’ll jinx myself if I do. LOL

Just wanted to share my happy news with my bookish community. If anyone is going to get how exciting this is, it’s y’all!

Happy reading!


Blogging Milestone: 100 Followers

It’s a good week for hitting milestones. I got my 100th follower sometime last night. How cool is that?!


I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you all for choosing to follow my little blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my posts as much as I enjoyed writing them. I may be a bit biased, but I think I have the most awesome followers in the blogosphere. You guys ROCK!


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Blogging Milestone: 100 Posts



I was looking through my blog notifications, and saw I reached the 100th post milestone. I used to think about how many posts I had, early on, but once I got into the groove of blogging I stopped trying to keep track.

When I started this blog, I didn’t know if I’d be interested enough to keep at it. That probably had a lot to do with not knowing what I wanted to write about. Once I figured out what my set of topics were going to be, it was a lot easier to find something to write about.

Now I just need to work on doing more interacting with other bloggers. I read daily, but I don’t comment nearly as much as I should… which is just wrong because I follow a LOT of really great blogs with tons of interesting content. I’m going to do better, I promise!

To my readers: Thank you for sticking with me through all the changes, while I searched for my look and my voice. I appreciate the time you spend here, reading my thoughts about books and things. When I see your likes and comments, it always makes me happy, and I appreciate each and every one of them. I write because I love to do it, but it would feel like a pointless exercise without readers. If it weren’t for you, I would have given up and deleted this blog long ago.

Thank You

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Featured Review!

I was checking my shelves on Netgalley a few minutes ago to see how many titles I’ve given feedback (reviews) on, and discovered I had my first featured review! I am SO excited!


I’ve haven’t been signed up with Netgalley for very long—just a little over two months—and I thought it would be a long time (if ever) before this happened. I’m still fairly new to the book blogging realm, and it makes me giddy every time someone likes and/or leaves a comment on one of my reviews here on the blog, so you can imagine how thrilling a featured review on Netgalley is for me!

As an avid reader, having the opportunity to read and review books before they’re published is the most awesome thing in the world. Each time I get approved for a new book, I feel like a kid in the candy store. The publishing reps and authors I’ve interacted with have all been incredibly nice. Being able to actually tell the author how much I loved their book is a HUGE deal to me. But to have that same author respond in a complimentary way just blows my mind every single time.

I just wanted to share my happy discovery with all of you, dear readers. If you’d like to read the review that was featured on the title’s page on Netgalley, you can read it here.