Y’all, book blogging is a huge, monumental task to take on by yourself. Like many of you, I bust ass to put out rocking content every single day, occasionally taking a weekend day off or a holiday from posting. Sometimes, I’d like that pressure to ease up. And yo, apparently somebody up in the sky has delivered, because I have a new member joining my team, my very dear friend Allison L.
Okay, so sometimes it is REALLY scary telling people you know in real life about your book blog. And while it is nothing like a baby or anything, I still have that kind of ugly baby fear — you know you get scared people might think your baby is ugly. Or maybe I am just shallow? ANYWAYS. Allison was one of the first people to read and check out Good Books And Good Wine in my real life. And, what do you know, she’s been very supportive of it, occasionally popping on to comment from time to time. Also, she lets me drag her to book signings and the like. AND when I say OMG OMG OMG READ THIS BOOK, she actually does it. So, Allison and I have been talking and I was like, bro, you are so much smarter than me, what with your master’s degree and all and your sensible way of thinking. And Allison is all like, I know. And I’m like, so will you join Good Books And Good Wine? I would love to have you as a co-blogger. And Allison is all like, LET’S DO THIS. And then she’s like here are some reviews. And I’m like OH MY GOD I HATE YOU. Because she is intelligent with her writing in a way that I am not. And so, I’d love it if you all gave Allison a very warm welcome.
A little bit of background on Allison and I: We’ve known each other since like fifth or sixth grade — elementary school was kind of a blur, when we met at this thing our school did called Saturday Schoolyard. We were both in the program for book lovers. Of course. I vividly remember us reading about Lily’s purple plastic purse. Our friendship solidified throughout the upcoming years as we had similar friends. She did marching band and was actually good at it. I joined too, junior year of high school and was bad at it. We had various adventures including the one time my parents went away for the night and left me with no supervision. Eventually we went to college and Allison transferred over to my college, which let me tell you was AWESOME. I mean, Allison and I had class together and she would often be the one to be like, dude you cannot skip class today! Yep, Allison is responsible and NOT flakey. THEN our friendship went up to the level of 11 when we took a road trip to Florida. And you know how on road trips you either get closer with your friends or you decide you secretly hate them? Allison and I got even CLOSER as friends. Anyways, now that we are adults and living like 45 minutes apart we still get together every now and then and talk books and meet authors and eat awesome food. And so, I can’t think of a better person to invite to co-blog at Good Books And Good Wine than my girl, Allison.