Jan 10, 2014

New Friend Friday


This question is c/o Ramblings of A Coffee Addicted Writer.

Question: 

Are you a book blogger purist? Do you only have book related posts or do you review/post on anything/everything that catches your eye? 

Answer: 

I named my blog, "Literary Chameleon" because my blog features all things literary. 


I created the following series: Literary Love" and "Soul Craft" in order to showcase artist's work and the process behind it because I wanted to share my love of all things literary and didn't want to lose that direct connection I foster with people when I have the opportunity to learn from their experiences. I love it so much. I wanted to share that experience with others. 
Check these awesome artists out: 
Neena Creates for the most comfy sweatshirts 
Thornfield Hall Designs provides the cutest t-shirts with quotes from your favorite novels
Ophelia's Gypsy Caravan creates the most amazing literary inspired art on mugs perfect for curling up with tea or coffee.
BookishCharm It's handcrafted jewelry for the bookish! 
Literary Lacquer makes literary nail polish named after fantastic books
Valle Girl Designs designs custom made literary bracelets

My Reader Recommendation Service derived from my ability to suggest books for patrons. Throughout the last five  years working in libraries, this has been my favorite aspect. I love helping people broaden their horizons. After all, a great library has something in it to offend everyone!Selecting books for others proves to be a challenge and I love piecing those puzzles together everyday. My service travels through word of mouth and I have been blessed to pick books for well-known authors. It is always such an honor to pick books for someone whose books have personally impacted my life and others I have known. 

I also write various book reviews and participate in book tours :)

This question is c/o Allison Can Read and Parajunkee's Reviews. 

Reading Goals
1. Enjoy the words 
I'm a fast reader, so I often turn the last page of a book and realize I didn't take the time to really enjoy what I just read. My goal for this year is to read slowly and really think about each sentence as I read.

2. Challenges
This is to keep my reading list diverse and to honestly see how many books I actually read within a year. I have signed up for many challenges which you can see under the tab, "2014 Reading Challenges." I hope to see some of you throughout the year on some of the challenges! 

Blogging Goals
3. Leave more comments
I have the terrible habit of reading various fashion, life, and literary blogs on a regular basis and rarely leaving comments. I'm going to make more of an effort to take some time each week and leave comments on my favorite posts.
4. Feature Guest Posts 
I want Literary Chameleon to be more of a collaborative blog. I hope to feature more guest posts this year and give blog readers a different perspective on books and all other literary topics. 





14 comments:

  1. What a great post. So nice and detailed - terrific information. Love how you named your blog.

    I am a purist on my blog.

    THANKS for this great post.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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    1. Your very welcome!! I love hanging with people of the same beliefs :)

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  2. Great post! Very informative!

    I'm a new follower via GFC

    Gizzimomo xx

    http://gizzimomosbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much for following!! I always appreciate seeing a new face :)

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  3. Hi Katelynn, thanks so much for stopping by my blog - I'm now following via Bloglovin'. Love that you do recommendations, that is so cool! I used to live in a dumpy little town, but it had the best library and librarians ever! Now I live in a bigger town, you'd think it'd be better, but I'm finding that every book I want to read I have to order through interlibrary loan because they DON'T HAVE IT!!! Grrr! Anyways, great blog, looking forward to reading more here!

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    1. You should try my recommendation service I was the exact opposite of you I used to live in a big town and had everything at my fingertips. I now live in a small town and inter library loan most things.

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  4. Great goals! I'm currently working on creating some reading challenges for me this year!
    Thanks for stopping by! New follower!

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  5. Oh let me know what you come up with!

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  6. Love that you blog about ALL things bookish. Excellent! It's a bog topic that is always moving and making some changes. Love it!

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  7. Nice blog name. I read at a pace which can help me memorize and remember my favorite lines from the book.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  8. Love some of those links you have. I love book related artsy stuff. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  9. Clever name! I'm also a book purist with the exception of maybe 1% of my posts being about myself. Thanks for stopping by my hop.

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  10. I checked out some of your posts on "Literary Love" and "Soul Craft" and loved them. On my blog I also post a lot about literary gifts for book lovers :)
    I'm now following you on GFC.
    Here's my answer to the Blog Hop question

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Friend, I am honored you stopped by my little corner of the internet and shared your thoughts. I do read every comment and I am paying attention to what is being said. I encourage the feedback. If you have a more personal question I ask that you email me. Thank you!