Guest Post – Rum: Books In The Spotlight

Posted July 29, 2010 by Jen in Giveaway, Guest Post, YA Literature Tags: , , ,

Greetings friends… Once again, I am honored to have a guest post. Today I would like to introduce you to another good friend of mine, Rum. She has a wonderful new book review blog, Books In the Spotlight, and is holding her FIRST giveaway. Please help me welcome RUM…

Hi, my name is Rummanah, but most people call me Rum. I met Twimom on the Twilight Lexicon and ever since then we’ve been online pals. I started my blog, Books In the Spotlight for two main reasons: One, I wanted to keep up with my reading where I can keep track of what I’ve read, what I thought about it, and more importantly discuss it with others. My reading goal for this year is to read 200 books. So far I’m on 120 so 80 more to go. Two, I work as a teacher-librarian in a high school setting and I’m constantly asked by parents and teachers on what books are appropriate for their kids/students, so I wanted to give them a place where they can find that info on my blog. 
My blog has challenged me to go beyond my YA boundaries, which is why I also review contemporary Adult literature, children literature, and graphic novels/manga. It also challenges me to state why I don’t like a particular book. I love my blog and am continually learning on how to make it better.
Now I can’t believe that my blog will be 3 months old, and I now have over 30 followers. I’ve enjoyed sharing my book reviews and thoughts with the online population. I look forward to sharing my passion for reading with all of you every day. Thanks to my readers and followers, blogging has been really fun. I want to continue to grow, get better at blogging, reach new book lovers and followers, which brings me to my first giveaway. Please help me reach my next goal of 60 followers.
For those that have been following my blog from the beginning, you will know that I have a soft spot for YA literature. Like many of you, I’m also counting down the days for Suzanne Collin’s Mockingjay, the third and final book of the blockbuster seller Hunger Games series. So to celebrate my first 3 months and my first 37 followers, I am going to give away a copy of Mockingjay! Why not start off the first giveaway with a bang?! If I reach my goal of 120 followers I will add a second great book to my giveaway… The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. If I’m lucky enough to get 180 followers, I will throw in another item to the giveaway.

So I hope that you all will stop by Books In the Spotlight and enter my first contest. I look forward to meeting new readers and followers.

Thank you for having me stop by and guest post today.

2 responses to “Guest Post – Rum: Books In The Spotlight

  1. Thanks for the shout out, Jen! Just finished a really good YA, paranormal romance book called “The Dark Divine” by Bree Despain that I think you and your readers will like!