When Janice emailed me over a year ago and asked if I would consider writing a book column for 5 Minutes for Mom, I didn’t have to think long before I said “yes.”
In addition to receiving more review books than even I knew what to do with, writing the 5 Minutes for Books column led to doing more work on 5 Minutes for Mom, and now managing one of their first sister sites–a book site with new posts and reviews each day.
I knew that I couldn’t do this on my own, so I recruited six people to write for me. You can find out more about them here: Who Are We? I am proud to have each one of them on the team.
At 5 Minutes for Books, we hope to build a community of people who love books and reading, and we realize that looks different for different people.
Maybe in this season of life, you’ve given up the luxury of curling up with a good book, while you focus on raising a family of readers.
Maybe you have recently rediscovered your childhood love of reading and make sure to squeeze in a little page time every day.
Maybe you are always on the hunt for a new book to add to your to-be-read list.
Maybe you’re an information junkie and will read anything you can get your hands on regarding parenting, marriage, or women’s health.
Join us each week as we bring you
- Book reviews for all ages–babies to adults–fiction and non-fiction
- Author interviews and guest posts
- Materials and information to help your children with reading and pre-reading skills
- Wordless Wednesday
- Books on Screen
- Thoughts “On Reading”
- “What’s on Your Nightstand?” monthly carnival
- And perhaps a book club or two
Stay tuned for ways that you can get involved–from submitting guest posts, to participating in monthly carnivals, books clubs, and more. And whether you’re a blogger or not, we’d love for you to get involved by leaving comments. Did you also enjoy a book that we reviewed? Leave a comment with your endorsement. Did you find it lacking? Give our readers another viewpoint. Do you have a question about some books that would be appropriate for your children? Drop us a note.
At 5 Minutes for Books, we’re reading into everything, and we hope you’ll join us.
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