Tag: Changes

Things Are Looking Different Around Here…

Posted February 14, 2008 by Holly in Discussions | 17 Comments

Many thanks to Lara from Designed by Lara for the wonderful template she created for us. And for putting up with us and our constant demands. I’m thinking the woman is a Saint. 🙂

Also, thanks to Rowena for setting it all up.

So, what do you think? Like the new template? See anything you don’t like, or something you liked before that’s no longer here?

Feedback would be much appreciated.

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Message Board or No Message Board?

Posted November 27, 2007 by Holly in News | 20 Comments

Several months ago, the girls and I discussed the idea of opening a Book Binge Message Board. A place where we could have more in depth discussions of the books we’ve reviewed, somewhere to dish on our newest favorite authors, a forum where we, as a blogging community, could converge to discuss life and books and whatever else caught our fancy.

We shelved the idea at the time, but I’ve been thinking about it again. How do you feel about message boards? There are pros and cons. As I mentioned before, I got my start in Romanceland via message boards. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Seriously. I met Casee, Isabel, Rowena, Daphne, Niks and many, many others on message boards. We just clicked. Isn’t it amazing that 5 of my closest friends are ones I met online? Over romance novels? I think it is.

I want to share that with the rest of you – and others. I want you to feel the same sense of community I felt the first time I posted at a popular author’s message board and saw there truly were other women like me. Ones with careers and kids and lives who loved to read just as much as I do.

But, as with any project, there’s a lot of work that goes into maintaining a message board. I’m not sure if I’m up to the challenge. Not only that, but there can be a lot of…snark, cliques, whatever…when you put a bunch of women together. Although…I’m pretty good at staying out of those things, or moderating them as needs be. But it is something to consider.

So what do you think? Would you, as fellow romance readers, be open to visiting/posting on a message board? Do you like the idea? Have reservations? Share your thoughts with me. I’m the curious sort, you know….

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Coming Soon to a Book Binge Near You

Posted September 24, 2007 by Holly in News | 10 Comments

I know things have been pretty quiet around here lately, but we’ve got some exciting new things in the works. I know our posts have been few and far between lately, but just because we aren’t blogging doesn’t mean we aren’t talking about it…and when we start talking, crazy things start happening.

Here’s what we’ve got in the works:

We’re very pleased to announce a new addition to Book Binge. For years Casee and I have been talking books with each other. We argue them, we discuss them, we gush over them. Since 2004 she’s been my number one Book Pimp and as of today, she’s agreed to join us here at BB. I couldn’t be happier. Her reviews area always fun and fresh and..consistent. LOL Yes, Casee actually does reviews. Know what that means? Yep, regular reviews on BB. But hey, no pressure Casee. 😛

Everyone, please join us in welcoming Casee. If you haven’t already done so, you can check out her reviews at Book Pimping One Review at a Time.



We’re so glad to have you with us!

We’ve also decided to open the blog up to guest bloggers. Every Wednesday starting this week, we’ll be posting a guest blog from someone in Romancelandia. It may be a guest review, or a topic brought up for discussion or just anything that our guest blogger wants to immortalize here on Book Binge, for our readers to enjoy. It could be ANYTHING so, Dear Readers, prepare yourself for some great new additions to our blog. We’re so excited about these changes and we hope you guys enjoy them as well.

Chantal is our first guest blogger. She’s written up a wonderful post about the copyright laws on eBooks. Be sure to check it out on Wednesday.

Speaking of Chantal, she’s got a great interview up on her blog today with Romantic SciFi author KS Augustin. I haven’t read Ms. Augustin personally, but I’ve heard great things about her..so check it out. And besides, as Chantal just pointed out, she’s got a really cute ass. So why not visit her and see for yourself? 😛

Which brings me to the next new thing at BB. We’re going to start a Weekly Spotlight on the happenings around the Blogosphere.

We’re also kicking around the idea of starting up a message board. We think it would be a great place for all of us in Blogland to get to know each other better. We’d have more in depth discussions of our reviews and other topics we post here at BB, and I’ve found that MB’s are more conducive to chatting. But we aren’t decided on it yet.

What do you think? Do you like the idea, or are you happy with the way things are now? Any pros or cons you’d like to toss out? Don’t be shy now, tell us how you really feel. 🙂

We’re also working on a great Halloween Contest for October. So be sure to check back around the first of the month for details.

Still with me out there? I’m almost done, I swear…

It’s still in the works, but I think we’ve managed to line up some guest author days coming up. I don’t want to spill the beans yet, but I promise more info as soon as I have it.

And one last thing…we’re working on a new book challenge. Details to come, but mark your calendars for October 1st…

…and if you made it to the bottom of this post and actually read the whole thing then dude, treat yourself to a cookie because you totally deserved it!

Seriously, thanks for taking this journey with us.

Much love,
Holly, Isabel, Rowena and Casee

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