On this day 4 years ago I posted my very first blog post. I was in college earning a degree in English Literature and looking to embrace a less strict form of book analysis. No literary theory, no inference of meaning or author intention, but pure and honest book review. So one terrible Blogger free theme and crappy design later The Book Nut: A Book Lover’s Blog was born.
A year later I changed the work Blog to Guide when I began to talk about different book blogging platforms and tips as I learned them. I talked about pet peeves, I began to add more to my reviews, and the blog grew. I made my own header in photoshop for the first time and made some terrible graphics.
Soon I added a co-blogger. Long time readers may remember Jenny from ReadingontheFarm. Jenny was great and together we made this blog explode. By December we were ready to switch to WordPress. Sadly, a few months later Jenny was gone and it was time to look for a new partner in crime.
Enter the lovely Jennzah, my cohort and troublemaking buddy. Jennie and I clicked immediately and I couldn’t have asked for a better friend to share this piece of my life with. Not long after I offered my IRL friend and sorority sister a place here as well. We went to book events and made sure the Ohio book community knew our names.
And here we are, all three of us. Sure, we got a little lazy, we had some life shit go down, but here we are. Still here and ready to kick another year of blogging into gear. Now with 2 occasional guest bloggers and plans for the future ahead.
My, how we’ve changed.
But our mission is still the same, getting the books we love out into the world and making sure quality is rewarded in YA. This has always been about our love of reading and if that ever changes that will be the day The Book Nut will be no more.
So, to celebrate 4 years of books we’re doing a giveaway.
Enter to win a Book Nut box, curated by us!
What’s in this Book Nut box you may ask? Well, it’s a surprise. But here’s what I can tell you. The Book Nut box will feature the following:
- An exclusive bookish candle handmade by Jennie
- A bookish Funko Pop
- A selection of The Book Nut’s favorite books from the last 4 years.
- A collection of swag from our favorite authors.
- A Book Nut tote bag.
- A few surprises.
Come on now, I KNOW you want to win this box.
-Follow the instructions, if you cheat I will disqualify ALL of your entries.
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