Many, many thanks to all of you who entered my Kathy Van Zeeland handbag giveaway as part of Little Fashion Week! I’m so glad you all liked the goodies up for grabs, and I truly wish I were Oprah (EVERY-BODY-GETS-A-KATHY!)…but I’m not. Congratulations to our fabulous winner, Holly! Dash me off an e-mail with your preferred shipping address, Holly, and I’ll send everything on to you as soon as possible!
Now then, I’m also excited (and admittedly a bit nervous) to share a new adventure with you all today…
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Literary Inklings is a brand-new blogging endeavor by Yours Truly. As anyone who reads The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower is aware, books are a very big part of my life; and as a result, they’ve become a part of this blog. It wasn’t my intention to write about books here when I first launched the site nearly two years ago, but my passion for reading and discussing books wiggled its way into my content and from there blossomed into wonderful opportunities. I’ve had the pleasure of working with authors I’ve long admired, as well as meeting some new favorites along the way, and in all having the chance to share my love of reading with the blog-reading world. I’ve loved every minute of it – and yet, nearly from the beginning I had the feeling that the book content didn’t quite fit within the premise of The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower. It was discouraging at times when I felt confused about where I wanted this blog to go and failed to see its identity clearly. My interests are so widely varied, it’s impossible to include books of merely one subject here, books that coincide with the theme and mission of The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower. When that happens…what’s a girl to do but begin a second blog? Thus, Literary Inklings was born.
Literary Inklings will not only serve as a dedicated location for the inane ramblings on my varied reading matter; my goal is to make it a place where readers can cozy up and immerse themselves in the world of literary arts. You’ll find discussion about new releases, seasonal reading lists, revels on characters both new and classic, ramblings on life as a bookworm, and commentary on film and television adaptations as well. You don’t have to be a voracious reader to enjoy Literary Inklings; whether your interest in books is that of a passion or an inclination, I hope you’ll find the new blog as welcoming as a cozy corner of a favorite bookstore – with lots of hot drinks and good conversation.
If you’re interested, feel free to stop over at LiteraryInklings.com and/or subscribe with the links above. Keep in mind that pages and exported content on the new blog are very much still under construction. I’m hoping to have everything all tidied up and an exciting new collaborative post with PBS published tomorrow, so check back on that. At present Literary Inklings does not have its own Facebook page – I had intended to change the name of The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower on Facebook to house both of my blogging endeavors, but unfortunately Facebook doesn’t seem to think that’s quite a fabulous idea and they’re refusing me the option. So! For now you’ll find updates from Literary Inklings on The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower’s Facebook page until I decide if I can honestly juggle yet another social media component. (Or if anyone tells me they’d like the blog to have its own Facebook page – I’m something of a pushover, so it wouldn’t take much.) You can also keep up with me on Twitter, as always.
As for The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower, I’m excited to renew my focus on fashion and beauty in particular here, as was my goal when I started, as well as the (admittedly less-often) looks into food, decor and Audrey-inspired living! Thanks so much to everyone who’s continued to support my ramblings in the blogging world – here’s to yet more adventures!