Let’s start with the birthday: Today is my Grandfather’s 80th birthday and the afternoon will be filled with family, food and presents. This is why I will be posting a LOT of information in this morning post. I apologize in advanced, but I hope you all appreciate the news.
Last week, I experienced some health issues that left me extremely anemic. I was tired and exhausted so I couldn’t do much of anything. (I am doing better now.) Which brings me to change number 1. As you have noticed, I have been posting quotes here lately. I still wanted to let you all know that I am here and still working on reading the books and writing reviews. However on days that I don’t have news or a review to post, I couldn’t figure out what to do, until I saw that first quote. There are some amazingly, talented people out there that can sum up my feelings about literature in just a few words. Thanks to technology, it is a pretty easy process to post a quote that I love. So you can expect to see more quotes and you can find them all under the new category: Quotes. Please note, that these will just be quotes that speak to my soul and can be from anyone or books, plays, etc. I hope you enjoy them!
As all of you know, I started this website to help other readers find new books, to help authors gain exposure, to build a site that all fans of literature can enjoy and to help my family by earning an income, while staying home. Well… yesterday opened a huge door for me and my family and for all of you, too. Yesterday I had an interview at local paperback bookstore. I will be writing book reviews for their store as well as being able to recommend paperback books they should carry. They will be giving me various books of different genres, but mostly written by “unknown” authors. This way they can help their customers find a new author to enjoy. This is an exciting new opportunity, but please don’t worry about the books on The List. I will still be reading and reviewing the books authors and publishers send me and all of my reviews will be posted here. So how is this going to work?
Well for the most part Ariesgrl Book Reviews will remain the same. I will still be on the lookout for authors and publishers in need of a review. (Please let me know if you need a book reviewed!) I will still be reading from The List and I will still be posting my reviews here and on the Other Sites. All of what I have been doing will remain the same, there will just be some extras added here. (Think of them as bonuses.) What are the changes?
I will add a page, that will have all ofthe contact information for the bookstore. It will also have a link to the website, so you can check it out. Over the next few weeks, as I start sending in my reviews they will be posting it on their site with a link to this page. I will add another new page that will list the books I am reviewing for the bookstore. This way you all can see what else I am reading. Then after my reviews are submitted to the store, I will be posting them here and a new Category will be added just for these reviews. The format will be a bit different, in the fact that they will be titled and numbered as bookstore reviews, but I will still give a quick summary and they will not contain spoilers.
I hope you all will continue to join me on this new adventure. If it helps to think of it as just a second job that I now have, that is fine; I promise everything else will remain the same. This is still my website, my reviews and we are still a book-loving community. Please feel free to email me with any questions or you can leave your questions here in the comments section. I promise this is a win-win-win-win-win situation. (A win for the bookstore, the authors, the publishers, you the readers and me.) Wishing you all a wonderful day!