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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday: January 4, 2013

Hello, and welcome to the blog of a librarian moonlighting as a librarian (AKA Moonlit Librarian)!  I'm participating in another Feature and Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Thanks for stopping by.



Q: What New Year's blogging or writing resolution have you placed on yourself?


A: My resolution is not tied to the new year.  This is something I resolved to do after my Marvelous Michigan Month in October.  I want to read and review at least one book tied to Michigan each month.  This helps me out with both of my jobs, and it also establishes something to make me stand out from other book review blogs.  There are other librarian blogs, other blogs that focus on YA/children's books, other blogs that highlight Michigan books (but tend to be more about adult books).  I'd like to be a bit more unique, while maintaining my diverse array of what I review.

Other things I would like to do this year?  Well, it would be good to get back into the habit of writing the reviews in a more timely manner.  I read Choke by Diana Lopez back in early December, and am still only partway through writing my review.  Oops.  It is tough to maintain a review schedule, since I'm working six days a week, with long commutes, and a tendency to be busy on my days off.  I don't know how attainable this ideal is.

I would also like to have a giveaway after I hit 100 followers on Google Friends Connect.  (I'm really close!)  This would be much easier to do if IndieBound and its member bookstores still offered gift cards that could be used at any participating vendor.  I will not support Amazon.  What I may end up doing is making this really personal, and asking the winner for his or her nearest/preferred independent bookstore and placing a gift card order over the phone with that store.  Still trying to figure out the logistics on that.

20 comments:

  1. I think reading 1 Michigan related book a month is a really cool idea. I might have to find some California books and do the same.

    Here is my FF: www.best-of-ya.blogspot.com

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    1. There are a lot of California authors available!

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  2. I'll look out for your giveaway! :)
    http://www.fortheloveoffilmandnovels.com/2013/01/feature-follow-10.html

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  3. That's so inspiring (reading books about Michigan)! :) Do you come from there? I also need to write my reviews more quickly.

    New GFC Follower. :)
    Click HERE for my FF.

    Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

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    1. Yes, I'm a librarian at two Michigan schools, and my middle school students have to write book reports on books related to the state. :)

      Thanks for following!

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  4. I found you through FF and love your idea to focus on Michigan books. I have spent quite a bit of time there and will be on the lookout for those posts!

    My FF: http://kats-tale.livejournal.com/27126.html

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    1. Thank you! They are tagged as "marvelous_michigan."

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  5. To review in a timely manner is also one of my blogging resolutions. I'm a new follower.

    My FF post.

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  6. Oh my gosh! I read your goals then followed your blog and realized I was your 100th follower! I'm not sure why but that excites me. I like your Michigan goal- it sounds fun.
    My Feature & Follow

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  7. A lot of people do either The Book Depository or FishPond (I can never remember which).

    Thanks for stopping by & following. I followed back.

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    1. I prefer to support local businesses, but thank you for the suggestions.

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  8. lol. I need to up my reviewing game as well!

    New Follower via FF--

    ~V

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  9. Goal is to write more consistently for myself!
    New follower via GFC. here is my FF post here: http://GlamourGlory.com/2013/01/follow-friday.html
    -Reyna
    @glamourglory

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    1. Good luck with your goal, and thanks for following!

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  10. Great answer! :) New follower via GFC! You can visit my F&F here. Have a great weekend! :)

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