Now that I’ve gotten my feet wet, and I’ve figured out how things will be running each week, I thought I’d give you the rundown, and ask your opinion about a few things.
Each Monday, I’ll be linking to the review and giveaway at 5 Minutes for Mom, as well as giving you an information about the week or month to come here at 5 Minutes for Books.
In this week’s 5 Minutes for Books column, I am featuring a parenting book called I Brake for Meltdowns: How to handle the most exasperating behavior of your 2 to 5-year old. Click on over to read more.
Today, I want to let you know about the schedule for weekly featured columns. Stay tuned for information on two new monthly features that you can participate in.
Weekly, you can look forward to Books on Screen on Thursdays, and On Reading on Sundays. I think that I will make Wednesdays “Winning” as well as “Wordless.” We will participating in Wordless Wednesday (booklover style), but I will also use that day to announce any winners on giveaways for the week, and perhaps post a new giveaway as well. The giveaways are still open through tomorrow for Love as a Way of Life, and Begin Smart, and Kung Fu Panda (which will stay open another week), so if you haven’t entered click on over.
You’ve heard a lot from me, so now I have a few questions for you:
- We have averaged about 2 posts per day. Is this too many? Not enough? Would you like to see more reviews in a particular genre? It’s my thought that all of you won’t be interested in every review posted, so you can skip over the ones you aren’t interested in, but I don’t want to overwhelm you with too much new content. My reviewing team is doing a great job of supplying me with reviews, so I could easily publish 2 reviews a day (on top of the non-review content), but I’d like to hear from you!
- Are you looking for suggestions about books to read, or to recommend to your children? Leave a question here with details (for example, “I loved the Mitford series. What other fiction might I enjoy?” I will publish the Ask the Bookworm column with answers as they come in.
- Are you interested in author interviews and guest posts? If so, what sort of information would you like to learn about the authors of the titles that we feature?
If you leave feedback on this post, answering any of these questions or providing input, you will be entered to win your choice of one of these books that we have reviewed here since we launched:
From a Distance
The Meghan Rose series
The Mommy Diaries
I’ll announce the winner (or maybe winners) next Monday.
Managing Editor Jennifer Donovan is a contributing editor at 5 Minutes for Mom. She has been blogging at Snapshot for over two years. You’ll almost always find her holding either a book, a fork, a child’s hand, her laptop, or some combination therein.