I'm thinking of starting a book blog in addition to Rhinestone Armadillo. It would focus on all things literary, but primarily Young Adult books. I'm trying to get my novel published, and the best way to learn about a market is to read, read, read. So...I think it will motivate me to read more by doing book reviews. I'll also throw in reviews of adult literary and children's books, since we read a bit of everything around here.
Do any of you read book blogs? I usually don't...I'd rather be reading books.
However, I think I'll give it a try. In researching the best ways to get a book published, I keep reading that agents like authors to have a strong literary web presence. I've been blogging for years, but my blog is all over the map. I think I'll move my book related content to a new blog and see how that goes. I'm pretty serious about getting my book published, and I want to do everything I can to let agents/publishers know I'm willing to work hard on writing and marketing. Wish me luck, please! I'm new to this and it seems overwhelming at times.
I'm brainstorming names for the blog. Which of these are you liking?
- Rhinestone Reads or Rhinestone Armadillo Reads
- The Dust Jacket
- Reading Nook
- Armadillo's Armchair
- Literary Laura
- Laura's Book Nook
- Laura Loves Books
- The Rhinestone Bookmark
- Laura's Bookmark
- Any other ideas? I'm happy for some input here.
Is there anything in particular you'd like to see on a blog about books? Reviews, readings, author interviews, etc.?