The First Post is Always Awkward.

……………..Wow, I typed the title as a joke, but now I’m realizing the first post IS always awkward. Damn.

Anyway! Hello, hi, hello. My name is Emi, and this here is my new book blog. Even though this is not my first book blog, it is my first one on WordPress so you’ll have to bear with me for a few posts while I figure out how I want to organize the theme, pages, and links throughout the site. (I’m also working on a cute little spoon logo because with a name like A Spoonful of Words, how can I not have a cute little spoon somewhere on this site? Let’s be real here.)

So, a bit about me in case you’re curious: I’m a twenty-something grad student working towards my masters in publishing at Rosemont College in the Philadelphia area. I read books, I write books, I obsess about Walt Disney World and spend way too much time playing Pokemon. I used to run Oktopus Ink, a blog dedicated to young adult and middle grade scifi and fantasy book reviews, but for various reasons (some of which will be revealed in due time, hehe) I decided to close it and start fresh over here at A Spoonful of Words. Like Oktopus Ink, I plan to focus on YA & MG scifi and fantasy book reviews since that’s where I invest most of my reading time, but every once in a while I might slip and throw in some contemporary or historical fiction. Since I’m working on becoming part of the publishing industry, I’ll probably spend a bit of time blogging about publishing news or writing-related events such as NaNoWriMo, which is my favorite form of self-torture I usually participate in. Oh, and I’ll blog about bookish events, too! My friends and I like to joke that we’re book chasers instead of storm chasers, chasing author tours as they come into town.

Anyway, that’s all I have to say for now. For those of you who have followed me here from Oktopus Ink, thank you thank you thank you, and I’m so sorry posts have been far and few between over the last few months. For those of you who are new readers, I hope you find something entertaining or helpful on this blog! If you have any questions or whatever feel free to send me an email or leave a comment! Hope y’all have a great week, and happy reading!

-Emi

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