The new school semester is now underway, so you might see me a bit less than before. I’m still reading though and have lots of fun stuff (including contests and interviews) planned for the upcoming months! There are so many great 2010 books that I can’t wait to chat with all of you about!
Don’t forget that I currently have three contests running!
In other news, I had the chance to speak with a great group of kids the other day at the local public library where I live! I was invited to come and speak about blogging, reading, and what I think makes a great review. The kids, though I really shouldn’t call them kids, as I’m not very much older than some of them, were a wonderful audience and they asked some wonderful questions. Questions that prompted me to actually think, like which book or books sparked my love of reading. I always have tons of fun when I get to talk to other book lovers, but this group was unique because they are part of a galley program that reads and reviews books before they are released as well! Of course, I’m terribly jealous that they had this opportunity while in high school, as my library from back home had a sad YA collection and there were definitely no arcs to be found… Some of the participants were even budding authors, much like many bloggers I know! In fact, I was asked an interesting question by one writer, which I’ll ask all of you other readers out there:
How do you feel about exclamation points?
That is, as a reader, how do feel about the usage of exclamation points? Should they be used sparingly? Or at all? What do you think?
If you answer the above question in the comments, you’ll get 2 extra entries into one of the three contests that are currently running (see above). I’ll add the entries into the spreadsheet, simply comment.