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I was thrilled to be nominated for this Blogger Recognition Award by two fabulous book bloggers, Joanne at Portobello Book Blog and Jill at Jill’s Book Café . Thanks ladies 🙂 If you don’t follow them already, you really should.

Here are the award rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
*5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
*6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How Chat About Books started:

I have rated and reviewed books on Goodreads and Amazon for a long time, but never even gave blogging a thought. Then I met Mel Sherratt at the Stoke-on-Trent Hot Air Literary Festival in 2014. Since then we stayed in touch and she encouraged me to join Netgalley. Starting a book blog seemed like a natural progression so I took the plunge in October 2015 and I have loved every minute of it! The book blogging community is amazingly supportive and I have made friends with lots of lovely people including other bloggers, authors and publishers. I have also been introduced to many wonderful books which I might not have come across otherwise. If you’re thinking of started a book blog, go for it, you’ll love it!

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers:

1 – Your blog is yours, so write your reviews your way. There is no right or wrong (although spoilers are generally frowned upon). We are all very different and I think it’s important to be yourself.

2 – Enjoy it and try not to put yourself under too much pressure with lots of review deadlines. I’m not very good at following this advice myself! We tend to want to read everything. I have very little self-control when it comes to adding books to my review list and I’m pretty sure I aren’t the only one 😉

I follow lots of wonderful book bloggers so choosing 15 is going to be a challenge. My apologies if you’re not on the list. I do honestly enjoy all of your posts. Anyway, here are my nominations:

Jill at https://jillsbookcafe.wordpress.com/

Joanne at https://portobellobookblog.com/

Steph at https://steflozbookblog.wordpress.com/

Sarah at https://bytheletterbookreviews.com/

Joanne at https://mychestnutreadingtree.wordpress.com/

Kate at https://bibliophilebookclub.com/

Laura at http://www.novelkicks.co.uk/

Wendy at https://littlebooknesslane.wordpress.com/

Lorraine at https://thebookreviewcafe.com/

Noelle at https://crimebookjunkie.co.uk/

Emma at https://emmathelittlebookworm.wordpress.com/

Linda at https://lindasbookbag.com/

Anne at http://beinganne.com/

Adele at https://kraftireader.wordpress.com/

Kaisha at https://thewritinggarnet.wordpress.com/

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