So, I've been fumbling around with this blog since April. I didn't really know what I wanted my blog to be. I really didn't want to be just book blogger but I didn't like the idea of a totally random blog either. Frankly, I really didn't think I had the right to seriously call myself a "book blogger." I mean, I don't know what I'm doing, for one. Secondly, book bloggers are serious, kind of a big deal in my eyes. They read all the time, they chat with authors on Twitter, they go to all these super cool bookish events, they have giveaways, read ARCs before anyone else, host author interviews on their blogs, put on blog events, etc. I haven't done all these things but I've done some and even a few before I became a "blogger." And I'm becoming (work in progress) more comfortable in the blogosphere. I still don't think I'm worthy of a title such as "book blogger" but I like to think that I am (albeit, slowly) coming into my own.
Books are such a huge part of my world, I knew there was no way I could blog without talking about them. I also LOVE going places and doing crafty projects. I've talked about on here before how I have been inspired by books for manicures, recipes, etc. So, officially this is going to be my mission statement. This is a blog where you will be able to find bookish things, like reviews, cover reveals, recommendations, book trailers, info on book to movie/tv adaptations. But in Alli's World there is often so much more you can take from the story than just the words on the page, so you'll also likely find: Book Crafts, Book Inspired Manis, Date Ideas, Recipes, Vacations, and anything else I can come up with that relates to a read. I'm thinking of it as a way to bring a different aspect to the written words I adore.
Don't get me wrong. I totally live in the real world, but I don't think I ever really grew up and if I have a chance to live in dreams and fantasy worlds a little bit longer, well, I just don't see anything wrong with that! Truthfully, there's not going to be much change in the blog, I just wanted to have a clear direction in my head of what I wanted from my blog.
With that in mind, I hope you enjoy your visit to Alli's World and you come back often. I hope you find some good reads, some good eats, some fun projects, some inspiration, some out side the pages book related awesomeness. Maybe I should have just realized a long time ago that I wanted to live in a storybook!