Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Roomies!!

We are very excited to announce our new blog roommates!  Arlene and Tina are 2 of the sweetest people we know and we can't imagine anyone who would be a better fit for this blog.  Please help us welcome these wonderful women to our home! And yes we made them write the dreaded "Hi, this is me" post lol.

Hi all,My name is Tina and I'm a huge lover of the written world. Believe it or not, I only started loving books in my late 20's but it's been an adventure ever since. I firmly believe if your going to escape your own reality, you might as well go as far as you can get;)

Hi! My name is Arlene, and I’m one of the newest additions to the Winterhaven Blog.  
I’m so excited to join this fantastical group of reviewers. I’ve known them for years, and we’ve read dozens and dozens of books together, so joining Winterhaven as a fellow reviewer is pure excitement. They know my weaknesses when it comes to books, and they indulge my fangirl tendencies on some of my favorite characters. So girls.. you’re stuck with me. 
As you can tell from my Goodreads account, I love to read, review and talk about books. This coming year and moving forward, as a reader/reviewer I’d like to put some focus on one of my passions, which is Australian literature both YA and adult.  Some of my favorite books and authors come from this magical land of awesomeness. There’s just something about these books that have a way of constantly reminding me why I love to read. So, you’ll be seeing me spend a lot of time reading and promoting some of these Aussie books in the hopes of getting some buzz out there and ultimately getting easier access to them in the States.
My reviewing and rating process is simple… (1) I keep it subjective. (2) It depends on my mood. (3) I have certain themes that resonate with me. However, one thing is constant…  I always… always jump into a book with the hopes of falling in love with it. I turn off my critical electric circuit and keep it off unless the writing hits a soft spot, then watch out. But I promise you, I love to read and my track record speaks for itself.
Anywho, that’s me and I look forward to chatting with you! 

Again we are so excited to have these awesome women on the blog and we can't wait for all the fun stuff to begin!
Thanks Arlene & Tina for joining our little team =D 


  1. Thanks for the welcome! So excited to be a part of this blog!! XD

    Hi A.J.! I look forward to chatting about books with you. :)

  2. Thanks for the warm welcome Crystal and Amber!

    Hi A.J! Can't wait to talk books:D

  3. Aww yay! I already love Tina and Arlene's reviews so it'll be cool to see your reviews on here too! :)

  4. Welcome, ladies!!! :))) I love your reviews and can't wait to read more of them on Winterhaven Books!

  5. Oh my goodness! What a brilliant idea! I'm so excited to find you two on here! Yay! Welcome Tina and Arlene and congratulations to all of you! I think you'll make a wonderful team. :)

  6. Thank you so so much ladies! So excited to be a part of this blog. XD

  7. Thanks Joy and Rachel!:) It's great to be apart of the Winter family:)

  8. yay tina and arlene

    i LOVED the little blurbs you guys wrote and am so stoked youve joined the blog :)

    xo Nomes

  9. Thanks Nomes! It's a bit scary but tons of fun!:)