Don’t smirk, it’s true…I started a Booktube channel, partly in addition to my Book Blog Peter Likes Books. I’ve already uploaded several videos including My Favorite LGBT Books, reviews of Go Set a Watchman and Dumplin and several other fun book tag videos and a book haul. Please go check it out and subscribe to my channel Peter Likes Books HERE!
After many, many days…and about the six hours, my Book Blog, Peter Likes Books, is finally up. I also have an adjoining Twitter and Instagram so make sure to check it out and see what it’s all about! The new blog will specifically be for all things related to books, whereas this blog will remain my thoughts, ideas and all of those deep thoughts that keep you people awake late at night! I think you for tolerating yet another dream with me!
One of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned, only really recently learned, is that other people’s opinions can be very, very dangerous. In the past lessons haven’t come to me suddenly, but over time, or through “Aha Moments” as Oprah refers to them. This was the case yesterday.
If you do not believe dogs have personalities, my guess is that you don’t spend much time interacting with our four legged friends. To anyone who has one dog as a pet, or three as is our case, it doesn’t take long to realize that like people, dogs also have individual and authentic personalities. Such is the case with our Tucker and The Case of Lady’s Doppelganger.
It’s an interesting day outside today in Indiana. It feels like fall even though the tulips are in bloom and the trees are full and green. No further adjectives needed; Indiana in the springtime is green. As I was sitting on our front porch swing drinking some coffee I read through some of the messages I received after writing my last post, my 100th post. When you write something you never really have any idea of what kind of response you’ll get from readers, if any. Several years ago I wrote a post on my blog Thoughts From the Couch titled Vampire Flowers. It wasn’t really much of a thought out post, but just something I threw together late at night, much like most of my posts. I woke up the next day to tons of emails and messages from friends and people I didn’t even know commenting on how much they related to the post. I’d like to say that responses like that make writing for me easier, but in the past they’ve made me halt and think deeper about my posts. What I miss most about my early days of blogging was that I blogged often and didn’t really put much thought into my posts. They literally were my thoughts just translated into words on the screen. It felt awesome that for the first time in my life people related to my real self. I could be myself and that was OK. But now what? What do I want from my blogging and writing now?
As I was scrolling through my stats today I noticed that I had written 99 posts on this blog, making this my 100th post. I wanted to make it something special and I thought it might be interesting to share ways in which my life has changed as a result of blogging.
Hey guys! It’s been awhile, but I’ve been diligently working on my next novel. I took the day off today and have been lazing around the house, catching up on TV(I’m watching the season premier of Monica the Medium right now!), and trying to figure out how to return my new Converse low tops for a different size. While I’ve been watching TV I’ve been roaming through some of my favorite book blogs and YouTube book bloggers. I started thinking to myself, “You love books. You write books. You are constantly reading books and listening to books and reading book blogs and YouTube videos about books, so why don’t YOU start a book blog?” I’ve always believed that there are writers and there are book bloggers, but why not someone who does both? The decision has been made. Starting July 1st, once I’ve finished the final pieces of my next novel, I will have a book blog as an extension of this site. I will also be doing videos of book hauls, book reviews, favorite books of the month, etc. Make sure you check back and if you have any books for review, check out my contact section!
In the meantime, I’ve decided to complete this really fun Book Blogger Test I found on two of my favorite book blogs, CELINEREADS and MyriadInklings! (If you don’t know of these blogs please go check them out!) Check out the Book Blogger Test Below!