Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday Spotlight: That Chick That Reads

Welcome one, welcome all to the first EVER Saturday Spotlight. It is here that you will learn about new bloggers that you should get to know! Please take a gander at each blogger's page and try to leave a comment if you have a chance.

A quick note before we get started: I will be running Spotlights on both Saturdays and Sundays for a few months until I run out of interviews/guest bloggers (and then I will be hunting for new blogs to feature).

: Leslie V
Nickname and/or blog name: That Chick That Reads
Blog URL:

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I'm a college student, majoring in English Literature. I am a big reader, anyone who knows me personally knows that I always carry a book or two in my bag. I'm 19 years old, enjoy watching cross country and track meets. I know most of you are thinking wow... must be boring (LOL), well it's always been my thing.

When and why did you start your blog?
I started a new blog just last week. I've had the idea surging through my head since March, but I just launched it last week. I wanted to start a blog with book reviews because I usually find awesome books and I want to express just how good they are.

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
My blog mostly consists of book reviews, contest alerts, and the occasional fan fiction praise. It also has upcoming book releases. I don't have a complete order on how I want my blog laid out just yet, but, for the most part, it's working for me.

Do you have a review system? If you do, would you like to explain it for us?

I don't really have a review system, it is still in the works.

Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
Think of something that you enjoy doing and could talk about for hours and just start one! They are fun and you can definitely find new friends and people to talk to them about.

What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
I love to read pretty much anything, but my favorite genre has to be Young Adult fiction. My current favorite books are the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, Succubus series by the same author, and Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen.

Contest Alert!
Later today, if not already, Leslie will be giving away a copy of Jennifer Lauren's Heavenly book that releases on August 15th. So check out her blog and keep an eye out for her contest!

Are you a new blogger too? Or just getting back into the swing of blogging? Do you want to be featured on my blog? Shoot me an email at

The Neverending Shelf is doing a similar type of spiel over at her website. So check it out to find out about a different blogger!

Also, The Story Siren is starting up Fresh Face Friday, in which she'll briefly introduce a new blogger as well, most likely once a month!


  1. thanks!!! You are abs awesome!

  2. This is such a cool feature! I love getting to know about bloggers. :)

  3. I love this feature as well. I'm always looking to discover new bloggers =)

    I like the look of your blog Leslie! The best of luck to you and I'm looking forward to watching it grow.

  4. I've said it before, but I'll say it again: I love the idea of helping out new bloggers. :D

    - Alex

  5. I think that it's great that a lot of experienced bloggers are willing to help the newer ones. It's a great way to spread the word, and help us readers find new and interesting reviews

  6. Hooray!
    Nice to meet ya, Leslie. :)

  7. This is such an awesome feature. I was thinking on doing something like this for my blog, but then decided to first become stable with my current features.

  8. And I just visited That Chick That Reads. I eally like it! Very chic:)

  9. Great feature. =)

    Also, I tagged you at my blog here:

  10. This seemed to work out well. Congrats on the new feature! And congrats to Leslie too!

  11. great idea.I'll pop over there today.

  12. This is so great! I love learning about new bloggers!

  13. Hey! Your blog was recommended to me and I am really enjoying it. You have quite a few books that go unnoticed by the other book blogs I follow so I love that! I do wish you would post the books synopsis in your blog instead of just leaving a link becuase I am lazy and I can never get the full synopsis in the link your provide. Other than that I am really liking your blog! Keep up the awesome work!

  14. I like the idea of this feature. Nice to meet you Leslie, just checked out her blog and I like it

  15. Kristen I really love that you're doing these spotlights. I really enjoy getting to see all the different reader blogs out there!

  16. I love this! I love seeing new blogs.

  17. I love this idea. I have seen a couple bloggers doing it lately and it's so cool. I now have a new blog to follow. Thanks for the info!

  18. I thought there was a lot of interesting information already on the blog! I can't believe it has only been running for a little while.

  19. I love this feature. I love learning about new bloggers (kinda like myself) Leslie's blog sounds and looks great.

  20. This really makes me want to start my own book blog! This is such a fun idea!

  21. This is a cool feature! I've seen some other sites do it, too. I might just start doing it myself! I'd love to interview ya :)

  22. This is a great feature. I always love getting to hear about new bloggers.


  23. I've been seeing a lot of other bloggers start this up. Very cool!

  24. I am a follower of her blog now, love it =)

  25. You should Jenna!
    I only started 2 months ago and I'm loving it!

  26. I follow her blog now and I love all your spotlights. They are so much fun and I always find new blogs to follow. =]


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