Thursday, 15 January 2009

Here comes Serene Hours

Whenever you come to a bookshop and pick up a book, what's the first thing you'll look for? For me it's always the editorial reviews. Nothing, even the cover, can give us as exact synopsis and strong impression as the reviews. It's amazing that in just a limited number of words they convey the whole complicated plot, indicate characters' personalities and so on. They also play an important part in our decisions on whether to buy the books or not. I've constantly wondered how reviewers could do such a thing and somehow wanted to try. However, not until recently did I find reviewing so much fun and interesting. A few weeks ago I was googling for fun and unexpectedly came across Reader Rabbit. There I started to discover a HUGE community of online reviewers. I visited lots of sites, found out unique and creative features and suddenly it crossed my mind that I could join the fun too. And TADA, this blog was born!

I'm inexperienced and kinda clueless at this kind of thing but thanks to a lot of help of other book bloggers, especially Lenore, Chelsea, Nadine and Kristy, I finally managed to figure out what to do. Here I'm gonna post my reviews of YA books  (sometimes MG or Chicklits) and anything book-related. I hope you guys will join me and help build up my site : D

9 comments:

Lenore said...

YAY - welcome to the "club" :)

The Story Siren said...

YAY! I'm so glad to see it finally here! And it is so very cute! you did a great job! I can't wait to see all your reviews!

Hope. said...

I just got your e-mail so I decided to come and check it out! It looks wonderful. :) I hope to see some more reviews from you in the future. :D

hope.

TruBlu93 said...

Thanks for the shout out. And the blog looks great. Glad I could be of help.

Simply_Megan said...

Welcome to the blogging world! I got your email and I'll add you to my blogroll :)

Ink Mage said...

Hi Thao!
Welcome to the book review-blogging world, it's nice to have you. :-) I already added your blog to my update feed and link list, and I'll be reading whenever you post (I just don't comment very much, sorry, and it's nothing personal!). Looking forward to learning your opinions on things!

-Ink

Bookgeek said...

Great job on the blog. Look forward to reading your reviews. I've also not been blogging very long but so far it's been really fun.

Korianne said...

Congrats Thao! Just so you know you are part of my blogroll. This site is so well organized and prepared for a beginning book blogger!

Okie said...

Just recently found your blog and I'm digging your posts so far. Thanks for joining the community and helping out those of us who love to read, but have a hard time finding the pearls in the mud.