Top Ten Tuesday is a prompt hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is:
The First Ten Books I Reviewed
I thought this would be an interesting prompt because it’s a major throwback. I started reviewing books in March of 2014. I had started getting into Goodreads and discovered that there were tons of read and review programs on there. Most of my first 10 reviews are all from those kinds of programs. The first book that I reviewed actually got me a gig reviewing for Romance Junkies, which is how I really got into book reviewing and eventually book blogging.
Looking back is kind of funny, my interests have changed a lot and so have my reviews. I have quite a lot more to say than I used to. I am much more selective now and I am also more critical. I wonder how many great books I am missing out on because I don’t like the cover or because it doesn’t have many reviews.
Back when I first started the idea of free books for a review absolutely amazed me and now it’s a part of my daily life. I am so grateful that these programs and groups exist because back then I was very depressed and this was such a great escape. I did find some really wonderful books through those programs and still check them out every now and then for hidden gems.