The Secret Life of a Book Blogger

The Secret Life Book Blogger

I saw this tag on Bookmark Lit a few months back, and I knew I had to do it at some point. I can never resist a good tag, even when I’m not actually tagged. And now, everything you ever wanted to know about my life as a book blogger…   How long have you been a blogger? I started blogging at Mom’s Radius in May 2015. I started this blog in August 2016 because I wanted to have a more bookish blog name, so I could get more ARCs from publishers. At what point will you stop blogging? I guess I’ll stop blogging when I no […]

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Shifting Genres: Less YA, More Adult Fiction?

Shifting Genres: More Adult Fiction, Less YA Fiction

Last week, I read Lauren’s (Bookmark Lit) post about being older and pickier, and it got me thinking about my own reading preferences. I used to read a ton of YA books, but I feel like in the last couple of years, I’ve been reading more adult fiction. I thought it would be fun to look at the numbers, and to analyze some of the reasons that adult fiction is appealing more to me recently -or- perhaps the reasons that young adult fiction is appealing to me less. The Stats – Adult vs. YA Fiction 2014 — Adult Fiction: 31 books (40%), YA Fiction: 47 […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Here in the States, today is Thanksgiving. I am celebrating with my family following our normal traditions, but over on Mom’s Radius I shared 5 things I am thankful for this year.   Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!   Feature image from Kaboompics

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My NaNoWriMo Experience

My NaNoWriMo Experience

OK, so I know November isn’t over, but I wanted to share my approach to NaNoWriMo anyway. I won’t be “winning” this year, but I did make some progress on my book, and I’m curious how the month is going for others. I didn’t set a goal to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, but when I got an idea for a YA novel over the summer, I thought maybe I’d give it a try. I had every intention of outlining my whole book before November, but then I started this second blog, and begin a new job, and other things took priority over writing a […]

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Marketing via Little Free Libraries

Marketing via Little Free Libraries

I am not someone who likes to keep books. Clutter stresses me out. I had stock piled a considerable amount of review copies of books – some I loved, some I liked, some I didn’t care for – but regardless, I didn’t want to keep them all. I just don’t have enough shelf space in my room. I wanted to make space for new books that may be coming my way. I have been meaning to try a Little Free Library for the past couple of years, so I figured why not donate these books to Little Free Libraries around town. And while I was at […]

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Announcement: Writing for a magazine

Country Woman

Many of you may know that I started working at Trusted Media Brands in July. I got a job in the Publishing Technologies department of a publishing company in the hopes of being closer to my passion – reading. When I started, I met many people within the company and in telling them about myself, I mentioned how much I read and how I blog about books. Within my first month, the Editor-in-Chief of the “enthusiast” brands asked me to read a book for her and let her know if it was any good. That book, The Orphan Keeper, was not featured in Country Woman […]

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Get to Know Me Tag

Female Hands on Laptop

I saw this tag on Paved with Books a few months ago, and I thought it would be a good time to do it since this blog is new. Vital Stats Name: Kate Leone Unger. I was named after my dad’s favorite aunt: Kate Leone. Although they found out when I was 2 that her real name was actually Katherine. My parents asked me if I wanted to change my name (supposedly), and I said no. So they did not. I am happy being just Kate. Nickname: None that I want you to call me. Birthday: January 29, 1980. I love being born in a decade year. […]

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