Spirit of Children’s Literature Is Moving + Giveaway!

Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s FINALLY time for my Blog Announcement! The blog is moving—and I’m really excited because I’ve moved to a site hosted by the fantastic Ashley from Creative Whim.

For awhile now, I’ve been thinking about moving the blog so that I have a bit more freedom creatively. I’ve found that with Creative Whim, and am even more happy (break out the tea!) because I’m also changing the title of the blog to something different. (Cue: dramatic music) The new blog name is….BOOKISH ILLUMINATIONS!


There are a few reasons for this. First, I don’t just review children’s literature on the blog, though I do read and talk about a lot in this genre. In addition to picturebooks and middle grade literature, I read A LOT of Young Adult, as well as Adult. And, many of you know I love to bake, so there are a lot of cookbooks on my shelves. That’s another genre I’ve considered sharing on the blog. That will be on the horizon for 2015 with the new blog.

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Of course, I’ll still emphasize spirituality in the books I read (Illuminations) because that’s something I don’t want to get away from, but renaming the blog is just a broadening of the Books Horizon for Spirit of Children’s Literature. I hope you’re excited as I am!

To celebrate the move, I’m hosting a giveaway that will go through the month of January. In fact, there are TWO giveaways—one to celebrate the Blog Move, and one to celebrate my first Author Interview of the year on the new blog with Anne Blankman, author of Prisoner of Night and Fog. You all know this was one of my favorite debuts for 2014, and I love a good historical fiction read. I can’t recommend this one strongly enough.

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Consider it a party all month long at Bookish Illuminations! One winner will receive a book of their choice from The Book Depository (up to $15 in value) and one of my favorites from 2014! Another winner will a book of their choice from The Book Depository (up to $10 in value). You’ll have to head over to the blog to see the giveaway.

You’ll find all the details for my second giveaway over at my Author Interview with Anne Blankman. (Hint: There are some cool goodies to win over there too.)

I would love to know what you think about the new design of the blog. So pour yourself a cup of tea, sit down, and let’s chat!

See you over at Bookish Illuminations!