Three years ago today I made my first post on this blog – Bibliophile Defined. It was a post I’d done on an earlier blog, but decided to take it and use it as my introductory post here. While Genie in a Novel is only three years old, I have had multiple blogs over the course of 12 years. My earlier ones were more regular lifestyle posts, or my attempt of niche blogging as a reviewer of books/movies/tv, as well as a short-lived photography blog.
Soon enough my long-standing lifestyle blog, orangeowldiaries, became more focused on books and my life as a librarian. However, because of my sentimental attachment to the name, I did not delete the blog, so it’s still there for viewing if anyone comes across it. But seeing as my favorite colors shifted from orange to purple and green, and my blog didn’t have a bookish name, I started a search for names that weren’t taken and were also a bookish pun. Genie in a Novel came up by chance, and thankfully, no one had claimed that, so I grabbed it while I could.
And here we are!
So, to commemorate my blog’s three year anniversary, I want to share some of my personal favorite posts about the bookish life, as well as some of my favorite reviews I’ve shared (or favorite books that I’ve reviewed).
Dear Bookstores, Walmart, Target, Libraries, and Any other place that sells books, Kindly leave your stickers off the front of books. I get that you want to show off the … Continue reading A Sticky Situation
I’ve been blogging on here for a little over two years now. I’ve had other blogs before, but they were more random, day-to-day sort of posts with some bookish things … Continue reading Meet the Blogger
I thought I’d do a non-bookish post for once, but it’s something I associate with my bookish-ness – being an introvert, and the thoughts that come along with being one. … Continue reading Thoughts of an Introvert
Craig Carlson set out to do the impossible: open the first American diner in Paris. Despite never having owned his own business before—let alone a restaurant, the riskiest business of … Continue reading Review: Let Them Eat Pancakes
It’s been three months since The Night on the Bathroom Floor–when Lily found her older sister Alice hurting herself. Ever since then, Lily has been desperately trying to keep things … Continue reading ARC Review: The Words We Keep
This is the tale of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled, manipulative daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, who arrives at young womanhood just in time to see the Civil War forever … Continue reading Review: Gone With the Wind
Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of … Continue reading Review: The Plot
Navigating through youth and young adulthood isn’t easy, and in Sorry Not Sorry, Naya Rivera shows us that we’re not alone in the highs, lows, and in-betweens. Whether it’s with love … Continue reading Review: Sorry Not Sorry
After his parents divorced, Eric Hudson vowed that he’d never let himself fall in love. Love will only lead to a broken heart. So it’s fortunate that Eric is just … Continue reading Review: Standing By
I could probably keep on listing posts that I enjoyed writing as well as past favorite books I’ve reviewed, but then I’d just be listing my entire blog! Luckily, I do have a convenient Book Review Index page where I list all my book reviews at, and as far as favorite past posts… well, I don’t have a list for that yet. Maybe I’ll make one in the future.
I’m very happy to have started this blog three years ago, and my only regret is that I didn’t start it sooner! I’ve made some great friends and connections through blogging and my bookstagram/booktwitter accounts, and I’m happy to continue sharing the book-web with y’all!