A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Welcome, newcomers!

Welcome new visitors from Book Expo America!

This intro snippet will be up all week to help new visitors get acquainted with my blog, Book Faery. 

Searching for older posts? No problem! Please scroll down and continue reading.

*Please note that I will not be updating Book Faery during BEA (and finals) week. Contest winners will be contacted via email by the end of the week.

-About Me-
My name is Tori, and I am a 22 year old English major attending CUNY Baruch in Manhattan, NY. I love to read books and write, which is why Book Faery was created in the first place! 

If you need to contact me for any reason, please do not hesitate to do so. I love meeting new people, and enjoy hearing what you have to say. One of the most exciting aspects in regards to running a book review blog is not only being able to express how I felt about a book, but also hearing what other readers thought as well.

-What Is Book Faery?-
Book Faery is a paranormal book review blog that was created on February 11, 2010.  You will find numerous book reviews listed in the "Reviews" tab on the main menu. This includes a vast majority of books I have purchased with my own money, and also books that authors and publishers have requested I review.  I always mention at the top of every book review if the book was one I received for free.

If you scroll further down the page in the reviews section, you will also discover two other blog contributors: Binah the Bold and The Book Dragon. They each have their own personal review sections, should you wish to learn more about the books they enjoy to review. 

If you are interested in learning about some of the authors who have been kind enough to visit in the past, you will find a list of links on the "Interviews" tab. 

There are also numerous giveaways hosted at Book Faery, ranging anywhere from solely being my own to ones organized to coincide with an author's interview or guest blog post. 

I have a further explanation of my rating system and The Faerie of Honor rating.  The latter rating is the highest an author can attain at Book Faery. The list is small, but these are books that I considered prized treasures. If you're looking for a book suggestion from me, this is definitely the list you should refer to first.

-Are You New to Blogs?-

If visiting a book review blog is a new experience for you, then I applaud you for giving this a try! I hope that I will be able to help you adjust to our seemingly daunting--but not really--realm of the internet. Basically, my fellow bloggers and I write book reviews that you read and hopefully comment on. If you have any thoughts or questions that come to mind while reading, then comment. None of us bite. In fact, I am always overjoyed upon the discovery that someone has left me a comment.

Have any questions or comments while reading my book reviews? Save them. At the bottom of the post, under the "Reactions" box, is the "post a comment" option. Clicking on that link will take you to a page where you can either leave a comment, or read other comments (assuming there are some).

It was nice meeting you! 
I hope to see you again very soon.


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