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What a Week! [3]

What a week last week was!

Coding, coding, coding

It seems I can’t stop playing with my blog design. This week…

I tried at least three different logos, headings and social media icons. Like U2… “Still haven’t found what I’m looking for”

Added a carousel to my home page to feature my books.

It seems the books align better than with the Goodreads’ widget, so… me like!.

I’m writing down everything I’m learning while beautifying my blog to share in my Blogging tips. 🙂

Created a new page “Disturbia” where I will feature books with very sensitive topics.

The first book I will review in “Disturbia“… The Siren!

A few months ago, Amazon recommended a book called “The Angel”, the second in the series “Original Sinners”.

So, I bought the first one, The Siren, and read it… and OMG. It’s all I will say for now.

Posting, posting, posting…

My Books, Books and more Books! post was part of Karen’s weekly meme “Read This”.

Loved this meme. I got to read many great reviews around the blogosphere.

Thank you Karen.

My Blogging tip: How to Write a Book Review Part II, included Trish and Karen‘s tips.

My first Cover Reveal: The astonishing cover of Truthwitch.

Can’t wait for its release in January!

Book review # 2 in the Angels & Demons series: Before Angelfall there was… The Fallen!

My first post for writers: Book for Writers Deals. Free e-book: Publishing a Best-selling Novel.

My first Tour Around the Blogosphere post featured the friends I made with this fabulous Sunday Post meme.

Calling all bloggers out there! Please help me with the next post of this series.

What are your favorite blogs? Why? What are your favorite challenges, memes and features out there? Who is your favorite blogger? Who inspires you, motivates you, mentors or supports you?

I’ll stop by and make sure to let them know you mentioned them :)

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Coming up this week…

Book Review: The Siren.

OMG. OMG. O…M…G…!

Here’s a sneak peek:

“Ok it took me a while to start writing this review. I was sitting there looking at the white screen; and that was when it clicked. I was in shock by the book. Then I knew I had to start by saying this: Tiffany is the perfect example of why authors were put in this world. To shock us, shake us, raise our  eyebrows , steal our smiles and draw our tears. To make us happy, angry, disgusted, to make us laugh and cry. To awaken our emotions. Tiffany’s does all that, and more. So… WARNING. Be ready to be awakened, to be shocked”

I will continue my tour around the blogosphere. I’m absolutely jealous of  the beautiful designs out there. They will be featured in my next “Around the Blogosphere” post.

That reminds me… I need to stay away from my WP dashboard and stop playing with my design so I can…

Read, read, read… and write, write, write 🙂

I have to finish and review two books that seemed awesome: “Too many white men“, “Stolen” and,  per Trish‘s request, “Daughter of Smoke and Bone

This post is part of the “Sunday Post” meme

The Sunday Post

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25 Comments

  1. Hey *waves* I’m new to your blog 🙂 The Siren I know what happens there my sister loves the series don’t think it’s for me.

    I have a couple of favourite bloggers, one blog I love is http://www.lostinlit.com/ run by Lisa and Becca I love these girls and Giselle @ http://booknerd.ca/

    My favourite memes are TOp Ten Tuesday and Waiting On Wednesday

    Happy Reading
    Megan @ reading away the days recently posted…Sunday Post #12- US Virtual Road Trip This Summer!My Profile

  2. Hey! I haven’t stopped by before. I think Disturbia sounds like a great feature, and I like the dark moodiness of the header. I find the double headers a little hard to understand – but I do understand not knowing which way I want to go with a graphic. Pastel and iconic or dark and moody!
    But, the beauty of blogging is that you should do what ever makes you happy regardless of what opinionated peeps like me spout!
    Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com recently posted…Sunday Post: Payback is a B!+chMy Profile

  3. I have been known to obsessively change my blog design…and for a while, I kept adding new blogs…LOL. I currently have 11, but at one point, I had 20.

    Have fun! And thanks for visiting my blog.
    Laurel-Rain Snow recently posted…AUTHOR’S HOME PAGEMy Profile

  4. I love the carousel of books. I need to play around more with the different widgets and things available. I’d love to have something that shows the books I’m reading but I just haven’t put the time into figuring it out. I love discovering new series! The Siren sounds intriguing! Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – April 12My Profile

  5. Oh I have Siren and the second book.. Now you have me curious again. Maybe I will dig them out. Playing with the blog is fun and I am glad you will be sharing.
    kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Sunday Post #156- I’m Home!!My Profile

  6. You are brave. I’m so afraid to mess with mine. I know just enough code to mess things up. LOL
    Laura Thomas recently posted…What’s New On My Book Shelf # 104 and The Sunday PostMy Profile

  7. My favorite bloggers….
    Parajunkee over at parajunkee.com
    Kimba over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer
    Candace over at Candace’s Book Blog
    Julie, Rose and Lynn over at ChapterBreak.net

    Have a great week, Daniela!

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews
    Terri M., the Director recently posted…Scenic Sundays 30: Vincent and the Doctor. Plus a giveaway!My Profile

  8. Your blog design is beautiful and original, but I can understand how tempting it is to play with it and add new changes 🙂 I’ll be reading your blogging tips with interest – I’m catching up today and probably will be tomorrow on everything I missed during the weekend. Have a great week 🙂
    Red Iza recently posted…The sunday post #43 : What’s up ?My Profile

  9. You should check out squeesome’s designs. They have a lot of pre made web layouts and they are also very responsive to mobiles. I ordered my first professional cutie pie design from them. They provide awesome service and are also super friendly! hehehe I hope you you drop by their site and also thank you for dropping by on mine. MWUAH!
    Chyna @ Lite-Rate-Ture recently posted…Things We Know By Heart by Jessi KirbyMy Profile

  10. Ugh, I feel you. I used to want to change my theme all the time. I still do, but I don’t have time to obsess like I want to. lol. Ahh, The Siren …. I need to read that one too.
    Christy recently posted…Magic Rises by Ilona AndrewsMy Profile

  11. Whoa quite the week! Good luck finding your perfect fit for the blog 🙂
    anna (herding cats & burning soup) recently posted…Quote-tastic/Review– A thing called books– Made Bond by Jennifer AshleyMy Profile

  12. Hey 🙂 I just wanted to say your design is super cool – I love all the landing pages. Very unique and organized 🙂
    Julie S. recently posted…First Grave on the Right reviewMy Profile

  13. Hi Daniela! Thanks so much for dropping by the blog! I really like your blog design. Loving the font. Isn’t it fun to play around with your design? It’s never perfect and I’m constantly changing the design around all the time. Welcome to the book blogging community and if you have any questions, just ask! I’ll be following you on Twitter so we can chat more 😀 *waves*
    Giselle @ BOOK NERD recently posted…Review: ‘Hit’ by Delilah S. DawsonMy Profile

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