Eeekkk, hello you lovely lot. A random post today because in the blink of an eye I have turned one. Wait, what one? How did that happen already? No idea but what a rollercoaster it’s been. I found this whole new community on twitter that talked and shared their love of books non stop and I was hooked, Lost in the land on twitter soon formed, and after a few months and the support and encouragement of other bloggers the blog was born. Obv I kept Lost in the Land of Books and so relieved to see no one else had the name. My own little place I could write out proper reviews and share the love for books I had enjoyed reading. Well it wasn’t long until I was introduced to the world of blog tours and wow just wow. It was pretty hard to say no in those first six months or so but I have learnt to say no. I am after all only human and can’t fit everything in, although I would love too. Saying no means I won’t ever read the book however, my TBR is proof of that. My early reviews do make me cringe though, and I still have that niggle that they aren’t good enough but I am still finding my feet and my own style.
During this first year I have come across books and publishers I may have missed in the shops if it hadn’t been for blog tours. I will be here all day if I name them all, but you can probably all guess. My series of the year I read after signing up for a blog tour with an independent publisher and I am so grateful. More on that next month.
I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the most loveliest bloggers, publishers and authors. I have read some of the most incredible books, and had more book hangovers than I think I’ve ever had in my life, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I have a little book club with three of the most amazing people who I am proud to call my friends. We haven’t met in real life yet but I can’t wait until we do, friendships for life have been formed and they are stuck with me. Sorry Danielle, Chris and ZooRoo 😘.
The blog has introduced me to some of the most amazing bloggers, authors, publishers and blog tour organisers and I am grateful.
Really through all this ramble and my fourth attempt at this what I am trying to say is : Thank you for all the love, support, retweets, comments and friendships. Thank you Publishers, authors and blog tour organisers for trusting me to review the books. A special thank you to @reddogtweets for quoting me on a book for the very first time, Stay Mad, Sweetheart by Heleen Kist. FYI it’s a book you need to read.
I know Publisher and blogger in the spotlight haven’t been around for a few weeks but things in life got really hectic and I hit a bit of a low but don’t worry it’s coming back! Look out for an announcement to its return soon.
My own little book corner and I am damn proud of myself I have lasted a year, I am excited to see what the next year brings. Next month I will talk about my books of the year and two very special publishers.
Thank you all 😘