From the time that I could speak... I always gravitated toward reading. I have my father to thank for my love of reading. He would read me stories every single night before bed. I quickly became engrossed in faraway lands and stories of princes and princesses. I secretly thought myself to be a princess.
As I became older, before even starting school, I began reading chapter books from a very young age. When I started elementary school, my teachers were impressed with my reading and writing skills. For as long as I can remember, reading and writing were huge passions of mine and all I ever wanted to do. In my schooling, I was always in honors English and in high school I was in AP college honors English. I gained myself college English credits before ever stepping on a college campus.
During my freshman year of college, I already had all of my English requirements done. I decided to take more English credits as electives despite not needing them because I loved reading so much. I seriously considered changing my major several times to English but I couldn't stand leaving the mental healthcare field. I also have a huge passion for all things mental health and helping people. The good news is with any healthcare field it requires a lot of reading and writing. So, I let it slide that I ended up not changing my major. While, I am still in school, I still struggle with adding on a minor in English or double majoring.
In February of 2018, my blog was born. I desired to share the love of books with the world. Initially, I started on Booktube via Youtube. I learned that I could talk about books on the internet and possibly get free advanced reader copies in return and this excited me tremendously! Occasionally, I will still post a video but I will admit that I am a little camera shy.
Since, I love writing so much, I more so gravitated towards my blog and sharing my love of books that way. I love writing book reviews. It took me a little over a year to start gaining more of an audience on my blog and the connections that I have made. I worked for many hours to get my blog where it is today. I spent a lot of time marketing on social media. My main goal has always been to spread my love of books and to help authors promote their books along the way.
Most of the things you see on my blog, I self-taught myself. I learned how to code HTML and how to create a website, edit photos, and advertising on social media. I learned most of my HTML skills during my years on Myspace. (Yes, I am dating myself). Back when I used to make Myspace layouts. One day, after much deliberation, I decided to make my blog a source of income. Other bloggers do it I thought so why not me? I work just as hard as they do. That is when I decided to start hosting my own book tours, blitzes, cover reveals, and more. I will never earn compensation for a dishonest review. I simply just organize bookish events and other bloggers to review books for a very small price compared to other bloggers out there.
I also started running ads on my blog and using affiliate links like so many other bloggers for income. If you think that you cannot make money from blogging you are seriously mistaken. There are a lot of ways that book bloggers and bloggers, in general, can be successful. You can too! I am always working hard on growing my blog and audience. Even though blogging never feels like a job to me it really is. A main passion of mine is helping out other bloggers with their blogs. I like teaching other bloggers how they can make money from home.
My blog has expanded my reading tastes, allowed me to make friends and meet other lovers of books. It has become one of the biggest blessings in my life. Never once, does this feel like a job to me because I love it so much. To me, my readers will always come first. Without you, I would not be where I am today.
I am currently in the process of writing my own book. Even though these days with college and blogging full-time, it has become on the back burner for me. Blogging has taken up most of my writing these days. Plus, reading itself. My favorite book of all time is To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. The first time I read the book in high school my mind felt like it exploded with emotion. Never have I loved a character more than Jeanne Louis Scout Finch. Reading has made me a better person.
These days, I have been turning to the romance genre most. I am a sucker for all things romance! Helping authors and bloggers are a passion of mine. If you ever have any questions, I am always here to help. My site will always be for book lovers at its core. I am proud to be apart of the literary world. We are the greatest people after all! I would love it if you would become a subscriber or reader in any way. All of my social links are at the bottom of my website and this page. Feel free to also sign up on the side of my website as well.