It’s official! After 2 years, Auntie Spinelli Reads has now become Novel Heartbeat!
If you are following by Bloglovin’ or email, you don’t have to do anything. I have already changed both feeds! If you were following by GFC, Networked Blogs, or Linky, please follow by Bloglovin’ (or email) instead, as I have decided to get rid of those options completely.
I do, however, have a new Facebook page. I’d love it if you could all like this blog at the new page! :)
The reason behind the change
When I started Auntie Spinelli Reads way back when, I never expected it to stick with blogging this long. The name was something fun that I picked based off of a silly nickname from high school. Over the years, I’ve become more serious about blogging, and have tossed around the idea of re-naming the blog to something that I could brand myself with. Sure, Auntie Spinelli Reads is original, but many times when I told someone what my blog name was, they were like, ‘Auntie Whobewhatty?’ Most people wouldn’t be able to spell it without help. I had brainstormed ideas for a new name briefly a few times, but wasn’t able to find anything creative enough (or good enough for my picky ass, if we’re being honest here).
Then, in my interview with Nova @ Musings of a Blodger, she mentioned that she wanted to name her blog Teardrops on My Novels, after a Taylor Swift song. I may not like Taylor (pleasedonthitme), but I was like HEY, that’s an awesome idea! Maybe I could name mine after an Avenged song!!! I looked at my favorite album of theirs (Waking the Fallen), and immediately realized that my favorite song was already bookish: Chapter Four. In my excitement, I tweeted it. Chrys @ Oh, Chrys! responded with several other suggestions, including Unholy Reviews [Unholy Confessions], Hail to the Books [Hail to the King], and finally, Novel Heartbeat. The latter leapt out at me (although Unholy Reviews does sound pretty freakin’ badass), and coming up with a design to match was easy, so I ran with it. And I am totally in love with it! (Thanks Chrys!!! <3)
I really, really wanted Chapter Four originally, simply because it’s my favorite song by my favorite band, and I wouldn’t have to change anything for it to be bookish. But it is kind of generic, and Novel Heartbeat speaks more about my love for books. Even if people don’t get the A7X reference, it’s still meaningful!
Along with the Avenged Sevenfold themed title, I have also renamed my King of the Sea award to ‘Hail to the King award,’ and my Undersea Spotlight posts will now be called ‘Welcome to the Family,’ since our lovely blogging community is like a great big bookish family! (Credit for that goes to Nova, again. Thank you bloggy niece!!!)
And now you know the purpose of the ‘squiggly line!’ A heartbeat on an EKG! ;D
Up for grabs: A $25 gift card to Amazon -OR- $25 in books from The Book Depository. Open internationally!
1. As this is out of my own pocket, you must be following this blog via Bloglovin’ or email to enter. (Twitter does NOT count, as I don’t tweet posts very often!)
2. Contest open to wherever the Book Depository ships for free. See the list of countries they ship to here.
3. Please read the Rafflecopter directions carefully. Faked entries will be deleted.
4. After the giveaway is over, I will notify the winner by email and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.