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Time to Celebrate! It’s My First Blogoversary!

Time to Celebrate! It’s My First Blogoversary!

I MADE IT! I made it a whole year. My first (and only) movie review posted a year ago today. The movie involved two of my favorite things…time travel and romance. It also didn’t have complicated rules. The message of the movie was about making the most of your life and enjoying the time you have been given with the people that mean the most to you. The movie wasn’t getting much press and I had to share my love for the story and the music. And with that Second Run Reviews was off and running. My first book review was of Traveler by Dennis W. Green. I met Dennis at ICON 38 and loved his unique take on the typical crime novel. After the sneak peak of the sequel to Traveler at ICON 39 in November, I’m can’t wait for the next, somewhat steamier, installment of Trav Becker’s life. I’ve come a long way. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve met a lot of people—bloggers and authors. The most important things I’ve learned are not to worry about the stats and the page views. And as cliched as it is, Shakespeare said it best… This above all: to thine own […]

65 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on December 10, 2014
Challenge Accepted: My 2014 Reading Challenges Update #11 + The State of My Blog

Challenge Accepted: My 2014 Reading Challenges Update #11 + The State of My Blog

Sitting here in November, riding a high from ICON 39, I can’t wait for final weeks of 2014. Next month, along with ChapterBreak.net, we will kick off the Hug Your Shelves Reading Challenge for 2015. Also next month, I’ll be celebrating my 1st blogoversary with some kind of giveaway so stay tuned. Big things are coming to Second Run Reviews!. GoodReads Challenge Update58 of 52 books read.16,930 pages of 20,000 read.3070 pages remaining.   January: 665 pages (3.33%)February: 1,451 pages (7.26%)March: 3,745 pages (18.73%)April: 6701 pages (33.5%)May: 8,202 pages (41.01%)June: 10,130 pages (50.65%) July: 13,411 pages (67.71%)August: 14,354 pages (71.77%)September: 16,051 pages (80.26%)October: 16,930 pages (84.65%)November: ??,??? pages (??.??%)December: ??,??? pages (??.??%)   Goal: 10 BooksThe Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry LygaThe End of Illness by David B. Agus, M.D.Allegiant by Veronica RothA Plague of Zombies by Diana GabaldonCapricious by Jade EbyAllegiant by Veronica Roth.Sunrise by Mike Mullin The State of Second Run ReviewsAs of October 1, 2014, here where things stand with Second Run Reviews. I really love seeing the love on Facebook and Twitter. It’s been fun promoting authors and other bloggers via social media. Total Posts: 272 Book reviews posted: 40 books, 1 […]

4 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on November 19, 2014
Challenge Accepted: My 2014 Reading Challenges Update #10 + The State of My Blog

Challenge Accepted: My 2014 Reading Challenges Update #10 + The State of My Blog

Another month in 2014 almost gone and a few weeks closer to my 1st Blogoversary. Sitting here in October, I would never have imagined that I would have posted over 40 book reviews and be AHEAD on writing those reviews. The next review I write will post in 2015. Over the next month I’m working on developing a challenge with Julie and Rose over at ChapterBreak.net. Be on the lookout for that in November. And I’ve started thinking about some kind of giveaway for my Blogoversary. Not sure what it will involved yet, but if you have ideas, suggestions or advice, please share in comments! GoodReads Challenge Update52 of 52 books read.16,051 pages of 20,000 read.3,949 pages remaining   January: 665 pages (3.33%)February: 1,451 pages (7.26%)March: 3,745 pages (18.73%)April: 6701 pages (33.5%)May: 8,202 pages (41.01%)June: 10,130 pages (50.65%) July: 13,411 pages (67.71%)August: 14,354 pages (71.77%)September: 16,051 pages (80.26%)October: ??,??? pages (??.??%)November: ??,??? pages (??.??%)December: ??,??? pages (??.??%)   Goal: 10 BooksThe Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry LygaThe End of Illness by David B. Agus, M.D.Allegiant by Veronica RothA Plague of Zombies by Diana GabaldonCapricious by Jade EbyAllegiant by Veronica Roth.Sunrise by Mike Mullin The State of […]

4 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on October 22, 2014