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ARR2019: official bloggers

17 November 2018

Meet our ARR2019 bloggers

We have two ‘official’ bloggers for ARR2019—Ann-maree in Brisbane and Charlotte Anne in Sydney. They will come along to the events as our guests and report on the day. Here they are:

As a young girl I hated to read; I would cry when my mother made me read at home. When I was about 10 or 11 I found Sweet Valley High books and my love affair with books began. I lost my job about eighteen months ago, and I found books to be my salvation over the boredom as my days were not as busy as they once were. So ‘Reading for the love of books’ started as a way to project my passions, as well as my desire to help authors find new readers. I only started my blog in April 2017, as I was doing a lot of advance reader copies of books for many authors and wanted another platform besides Amazon, Goodreads etc.

Both my blog and my Facebook page are a platform for my reviews, cover releases, sales blitzes, advertising, free ebooks, giveaways, discounted ebooks, but most of all it’s all about books. It can be a very busy hobby but one that gives me so much enjoyment and the knowledge that I am helping others is the best feeling. My day job is as a bakery assistant and very removed from what I do for the pure enjoyment of reading.

Ann-maree Howarth

I’m an archaeologist by training and I love everything history. So when I watched Lucy Worsley’s documentary A Very British Romance—where Lucy talks about the evolution of the romance novel over three centuries—I instantly fell in love with the idea of reading my way through the 18 books she featured. That’s how my blog was born. I wanted to document my reading journey and connect with other like-minded romance readers. In the nearly two years since then, I’ve finished eight of those novels, including by authors such as Frances Burney, Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë. While I’m still planning to read the other ten, I’ve also widened the scope of my blog. I now write about the other historical romance novels I’ve been reading, as well as my own attempts at writing regency romance.

Reading romance has become a really important part of my life these last few years. And I’m absolutely thrilled to be the official blogger for ARR2019 Sydney this coming March. If you’d like to check out my blog, you can find me on Tumblr and Twitter. I look forward to seeing you there.

Charlotte Anne

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