Tips From a Book Blogger to Authors When Your Deeply Personal Book Comes Out
Tip #1: Don’t be like Lauren Hough.

A yellow typewriter on a wooden table with a book, cup of coffee, notebook, and iPhone nearby.
A yellow typewriter on a wooden table with a book, cup of coffee, notebook, and iPhone nearby.

I started my book blog, Off the Beaten Shelf, in 2014 because I was reading 50+ books a year and friends were forever asking my thoughts about them. The blog became an outlet for me to share book recommendations, book buying tips, reader culture, and to discuss issues and trends I noticed in the book world — or bookternet, as book bloggers like to call it. …

Mandy Shunnarah

I write about books, vintage fashion, family drama, trauma & more. Read more at mandyshunnarah.com. Vintage shop at poshandpage.com.

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