I, Robert Blasingame just signed up and was approved to be a “Book Review Blogger”. Have I really come this far?
Three months ago I hated reading. Despised it. Couldn’t stand it.
Now, voluntarily, I have requested to have the responsibility of reading a book and telling others whether they should read it or not. Let’s think about this…3 months ago, I told people Satan created reading, and now I am recommending that they do this very thing.
For recap, prior to February of this year, I had read 3 books. In my life. Now, counting the book I am about halfway through, I have read 9 books in the last 11 weeks.
Crazy thing is, I really can’t get enough reading. This causes a problem because books cost money. And, it takes time to stand in a store or online looking for books you want to read, so I heard about being a Book Review Blogger for Thomas Nelson Publishers from Lindsey Nobles(@lnobles).
Basically, you sign up, get approved, and then request a book. The book is mailed to you and you read it…ALL of it. Once you have read it, you blog about it (200 words) and post a review on some consumer website (Amazon, etc). That’s all. Pretty simple, and you get a free book out of the deal.
It is my understanding, there is no limit to the number of books you can review, there is no minimum number to review. If you sign up and realize you just can’t do it, you stop. Pretty good deal if you ask me. In this day of 2 year contracts, it is nice to have some flexibility.
Again, I really can’t believe I am doing this. The first book I have requested is The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley. I feel like I have just accepted a challenge. Hopefully I am up to the task.