Who, me? Just another book fanatic, currently curled up in my book nook in San Francisco.
My name is Lisa, and I’ve been a reader all my life. I started Bookshelf Fantasies to share the joy of great books with other book lovers, and to connect with other people who love to talk about what they read.
I focus mainly on fiction, with random memoirs and occasional non-fiction books in the mix as well. My favorite genres include science fiction, fantasy, love stories/romance, historical fiction, family sagas, contemporary fiction… but really, I’ll read anything that catches my eye. I love quirky, snarky, clever, funny writing, but dramatic and serious work for me too, depending on my mood.
Here at Bookshelf Fantasies, I post book reviews, participate in book blog memes, share updates, and sometimes write about TV/streaming, travel, or other topics too. I’m always eager to connect with other book lovers — please share comments, suggestions, and recommendations!
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Thanks! A typical day in my childhood…
I have nominate you for The Versatile Blogger Award. I am not sure if you accept awards, but if you do you can find the rules of the nomination here- http://turnthepagereviews.com/2013/08/20/the-versatile-blogger-award/
Hi Kerri — Sorry it’s taken me so long to follow up! I really appreciate the nomination, but I just don’t seem to have the time to participate. But thank you!
I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Shine On Award. You can find out more here: http://lovetoread8.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/shine-on-award/
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I’ve been reading your book reviews and would like to invite you to a new Pinterest board:
This is a place for book lovers to share their favorite books and also a great place to increase traffic to your website by pinning your own book reviews or book-related discussions.
To join, please follow the board http://www.pinterest.com/lasesana/books-to-read-reviews-and-recommendations/ (I cannot invite you to join the group unless we both follow each other), when I see you join, I’ll invite you to pin! If you don’t get an invitation, shoot me a quick email email@example.com including your Pinterest username and I’ll send you the invitation!
I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. If you are interested in participating check out my post for details: http://strahbarysfields.com/2014/06/14/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
Thanks, Diana! What an honor! I don’t usually participate in awards, but I’ll check this one out!
I am nomination you for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award.’ I know not everyone is about awards but this one is an exception even if you don’t like the process. It shows that you are inspiring others and I want you to know you inspire me. It’s not for everyone, however, and it should not create pressure or frustration. You can find information at http://bookishswint.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
Hi, I nominated your for the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the thought — but I don’t actually participate in blogger awards. I really do thank you, though, for thinking of me!
Aww, I tagged you for the same award as Jet, I just saw that comment! Have a look if you change your mind though: https://victoriajaynesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you! I really appreciate it!
Hey 🙂 I’ve tagged you for the The Versatile Blogger Award!
Hey, Lisa! I’ve tagged you! 🙂 http://wp.me/p4Dssh-BP
Hi Lisa, I know you’ve been given this award before and I’ve read somewhere that you don’t normally do this kind of stuffs but I just want to tell you that because I love your blog and book reviews, I included you in my list of nominations for Liebster Awards – https://coffeebookmom.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/liebster-award/ Thanks so much for the wonderful reviews you always share to your readers 🙂
Thanks, Claire! It’s so sweet of you to think of me, and I appreciate the nice comments! 🙂
Thanks for being one of my followers! 🙂 To show how much I appreciate you, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award: https://victoriajaynesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/liebster-award-3/b
Thanks! I really appreciate it!
Hey! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! I love reading your posts and thought you deserve it 🙂 Check out this link for more information https://writtenwordworlds.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/liebster-award/ I hope you’re having a great day!
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. 🙂
No problems! 🙂
I nominated you to the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, here’s the link if you want to check it out: http://www.confessionsofabookfreak.blogspot.se/2015/07/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award.html
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It took me quite 20 something years to realize my love for literature and books.
But it’s better to be late than to have never realized it. :p
This month itself, I have set goals for reading. 🙂
And I finished ‘A thousand splendid suns’ by Khaled yesterday. Would love to know your review on it, if you have read it. 🙂
I read A Thousand Splendid Suns years ago. I remember that I thought it was really powerful and moving — but at this point, I don’t remember a whole lot of the details.
Yes, it is deeply moving.
I’m so happy I stumbled on your blog, it is amazing.
And if you love movies, I have an inkling you’ll like my blog.
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It amazes me that you can read so much and then have time for this website. Thanks so much!
Thanks for commenting! Happy new year!
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Hey So what’s happening in SanFran? What do you think of audiobooks?
I love audiobooks! They keep me going on my commute and out on walks. 🙂 How about you?
I wrote and recorded something different and fun. You interested?
Longtime follower here 🙂 I have a question I hope you can answer. I want to host a giveaway and the prize is a physical copy of a book, but I feel bad about asking people their home address. Have you ever given away a physical copy before? Can you ask people for their home address?
Hi – Yes, I’ve done this! I think, first, it’s important to state in the giveaway description whether there are any limits (such as US only, open internationally, etc). You can run the giveaway, and wait until you have a winner selected to reach out and ask for mailing addresses. That way, you’re only asking for the info for the people who are actually winning the prize, and not otherwise collecting personal info. I hope this helps!
Hi! Thank you for your reply. Didn’t get the notification until now 🙂
Better late than never???
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