About Ashley Farley

I’m a wife, mother of two wonderful teenagers, and community volunteer. I love to read, write, swim, and play tennis. I am the author of a self-published novel, SAVING BEN. Most days, I can be found book blogging at Chronicles . . . An Avid Reader and Indie Author www.ashleyfarley.net

News Flash: Chronicles to Become a Book Blog

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I’m excited to announce that big changes are coming to Chronicles. After considerable deliberation, I’ve decided to become a book blogger. I know, I know. There are already a gazillion book bloggers on the Internet. But there are also just as many people blogging about writing. This move makes sense for me. I have been an avid reader since I picked up my first Nancy Drew mystery as a child. Admittedly, I can’t read as fast or as much as Mamie, but I almost always have a book in hand. My love for reading is what drove me to become a writer. And we all know that reading great writing is one of the best ways to improve our craft. As a book blogger, my goal is to present my readers with fair and balanced reviews on quality novels from all avenues of publishing.

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Features of Chronicles of an Avid Reader:

  • Mamie’s Monday—Mamie will continue with her reviews
  • Reviews on quality self-published novels
  • Cover Reveals
  • Tour stops on blog tours
  • Author Interviews
  • Giveaways

Features of Chronicles of the Self-Published Author

  • My findings on what works and what doesn’t work in the world of self-publishing
  • My observations on the emerging world of hybrid publishing
  • February Write-A-Thon
  • A monthly book club for writers to discuss a selected novel

Before I launch into the world of book blogging, I plan to take a brief hiatus in order to upgrade my blog to a self-hosted site. I will continue to post on occasion during the month of May, but I will be back in full swing by June in time to offer great suggestions for summer reading. In the meantime, you can continue to post comments or e-mail me with books you would like to see reviewed.

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Sunday Best, Week 6

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