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John Kelley, author of the Fallen Snow and social media

I love how social media has changed our access to publishers, authors and books. I saw author John Kelley's book on Facebook in November and started following him through there. He had a small picture of the cover as the profile picture for the page. It's a beautiful cover (I know, never judge a book by it's cover) and I was interested in the book, because it took place during and immediately following World War One. I enjoy reading about that time period. John was very responsive through Facebook. I ordered the book for my Nook and told him that I would suggest it to my book club. He immediately told me he had a book club guide and would be open to Skyping with my group. That was something our group had done once before.

Last year "Contest Queen" (that's me, I can't resist entering contests!) entered my book club into a contest run by Goodreads. I honestly don't know what I did with my life before Goodreads! So much information there. I can lose all …

If you enjoy something, blog about it!

Well, today I take on a new challenge. I am starting a book blog. Part of the blog will not be a challenge, reading books, because I have done that as long as I can remember. The part that will be a challenge for me, will be consistently writing about the books I read, my favorite authors, and anything that has to do with books.

I have never been very good at keeping a diary, journal or log of any sort, but I think it will be a good habit for me to start and what better way to create a habit, than with something you love! At least then I will be more likely to keep it up.

I have been consistently writing reviews on Good Reads for the past 2 years. Here is a link to my Good Reads profile:  https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6117137-barbara

I have been organizing a book club for the past year and half and I have found that with so many online things pertaining to books, authors, and reading, I've just been more and more interested in getting a bit more serious about my passion.

I f…