While books are at the heart of this blog, I also aim to build off of what books offer us. Books challenge our minds and help us think critically. Naturally I think critically about many elements in my life and try to write about it all on this blog. I am a Christian so you can see my worldview mixed into my posts. I'm also a big fan of Disney so that'll be on here too. I post a blog every second Tuesday of the month and on the last Tuesday of every month I post an episode of my podcast called The Gourmet Reader where I discuss books even more! If you want to check out all the other projects I am involved in, just look at the side columns of this blog. I am on a Disney podcast called Talk Disney to Me and I also have a Disney blog called Disney Danielle. In addition I have another podcast called Saint Saviour that discusses the BBC2 TV Show, Rev.
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How was this blog conceived? - In the Spring Semester of my junior year in college, January 2012, I took a class titled Writing and Computers and it was a requirement to make a blog. Our blog needed a focus and needed to be updated consistently throughout the semester. At first I could not decide on a focus for my blog. The first theme that came to mind was writing but I had already tried to make writing blogs in the past and found I didn't enjoy the experience very much. I needed a new topic. It eventually came to me that since I was going to participate in the challenge to read 50 books in 2012, my blog focus could be reading. I would post book reviews for each book I read. The thought was very intimidating because I never thought of myself as someone who would write book reviews but after the first few, I grew to love it! I ended up reading 58 books. Although the challenge is over, I still try to read as many books as I can every year. I don't view it as a challenge anymore because I am at a place in my life where I have a lot of other things to focus on such as work, family, podcasts, my own writing, and much much more. Reading is a huge part of my life. I've loved reading ever since I was a toddler. I hope that comes across when you visit my blog!