Saturday, January 5, 2013

Southern Author: God's Gift To Us

Southern Author: God's Gift To Us Shared some beautiful Christian poems on her Christmas post. Yes, I know Christmas is over but I really enjoyed them, and hope you will, too.

I Made It Through My First Week of Book Blogging By the Seat of My Pants!

Well, my first, official week of book blogging has come to an end. I created Stephanie's Book Shelf to have a place to share my books, reviews, suggestions, reading lists and well, everything else book related. This blog is actually 'the blog' for my website, Stephanie's Book Shelf. It all runs hand in hand but most everything is linked/archived back to the site.

Over the past week I have met some AMAZING book bloggers who are not only great bloggers, but have also helped me along the way. With my new blog only a few days old and even less posts, I have been thrilled to see all my new readers and followers through Blogger, Twitter, my Facebook Fan Page, Goodreads and a few others. Yes, my list is smaller than a frog's hair, but hey- it's there. Even if I only had one follower and I knew that they were the ONLY person reading it, I would still do it! At least I know someone was enjoying my books with me.

This is my first attempt at a book blog, but not writing. I have penned over 400 articles and lenses, 2 websites and a handful of blogs. My main niches are books, "Top 10 Book Lists" and gardening tutorials. I throw in the occasional home decor, gift ideas, craft projects and well, a little bit of it all.

Since love to write and I love to read, I figured I would create this blog to share my book reviews. I have a few tours lined up and hope to start a few memes in the near future. My first will be the ever-so unoriginal Mailbox Mondays. I seen something similar called "In My Mailbox" on The Siren Story, and decided to start doing this myself. So, as of this coming Monday, I will be posting Mailbox Mondays where I will post all my great new books that came in the previous week.

We also have a few book tours lined up for February and March, along with a few guests, interviews and book signings over the next few weeks. You can find ALL of my upcoming events on my Calendar under the Events tab for those of you who keep up with it.

If anyone has any ideas, suggestions or feedback they would like to offer please let me know. I am always happy to receive feedback, both constructive and positive? :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Autographed Review Copy of Desert Rice Has Arrived!

As I had hoped, my autographed review copy of Desert Rice, by Angela Scott, arrived today. Just in time to finish up Temptation!

The Treasure Bed, My First Children's Review

  I just received my first children's book review request,  The Treasure Bed, by . This is my first chance  to review a children's book from an request or giveaway and I am stoked. I will let you know as soon as it arrives! :) 

  I am really excited about the opportunity to review children's books because it allows me to not only review a new book, but I love reading with Katelynn, my two year old. I will be incorporating a little Katie's Review with all my children's reviews that include whether or not she seemed to enjoy the book, pictures, story and features of the book. Of course her reactions won't alter my review but think it would be fun to add it so that parents can see how other children react to the book.

Image Source: Goodreads listing for the The Treasure Bed, by Pamela June Cohen. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What Are You Reading?

Desert Rice
I am currently reading Temptation, by K. M. Golland, and it's going great. My next book I *plan* on reading  is Desert Rice, by Angela Scott. That is if it comes in in the next day or two.

I won an autographed  review copy in a giveaway last week and I an hoping it  comes in soon because after reading the cover it sounds pretty darn good.

If I do not get it in this week,  I will be starting on the new Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks. The movie comes to theaters on February 14th, 2013, so I want to have it read prior to the movie release.

So now that you know what I am reading... What are you reading?

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Welcome to Stephanie' Book Shelf! Here you will find all the latest and greatest books from my personal library, reviews, reading lists, Top Lists, and much more.