Friday, March 1, 2013

Feature & Follow #13

I am trying to increase my readership and gain new followers, so I have signed up for this meme, hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. Visit either of their posts to see who else is taking part.

I would especially appreciate 'likes' for my Facebook Page.

Activity: Confess your blogger sins! Is there anything as a newbie blogger that you’ve done, that as you gained more experience you were like — oops?

I am naturally a very cautious person, so I did lots of research before doing anything with my blog. Consequently, I do not believe that I made any terrible mistakes on the blog itself.

However, I did make one major error when I discovered the free books available on Goodreads and LibraryThing. After several truly terrible self-published efforts, most of which you can find under my 1 star review tag, I learnt to check the reviews on Goodreads before even looking at the sample on Amazon. Now I read far fewer books that make my eyes bleed! :D


  1. I've learned to be a bit pickier with review requests. I love self published authors and there truly are some gems out there...but not all are unfortunately. Goodreads is an invaluable source, isn't it?

    My FF

  2. I'm quite picky with self published books - I know that there are good self published ones out there, but they're a lot harder to find. I know that if I love the blurb of a book from a publisher I'm familiar with, there's a very high probability I'll like it when I read it - and I just don't have that with self published books.

    Older follower ;)

    ~Ailsa @The Book Bundle

  3. Yes, I've read my fair share of not so great self-pub books myself. It's definitely led me to do more research before I accept a review request. Old follower.
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  4. I still have a few self pub books on my kindle to read. Of course, now Amanda Hocking is a published author! But there were a few that caught my eye, I know some are by published authors but another one or two might be self-pub.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I am quite picky as well, I want to pick books that I think I'll really like - it's always a little sad to read a book I don't like, and then also spend the time on reviewing it.

    I've already liked your FB page :) here's my FF post for this week.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. See reviews are good for something! Following back. Have a great weekend.

  7. Haha, I already read a couple books that were truly eye bleeders. The reviews didn't help though because they RAVED about the books! Yikes! :) Thank you for the follow! Following back! :)

  8. GoodReads is definitely a great reference in determining whether a book is worth checking out.

    Old follower - Bookworm Brandee - Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Luckily I haven't come across anything too awful yet... I know it's only a matter of time though lol.

    Following Back :)

    Christyn @ The Book Cafe


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