Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Preview of 2016 at View from the Birdhouse

Thanks for visiting View from the Birdhouse!  I'm looking forward to a fun year of blogging here, and hope you'll visit often.

I will be having daily themes through the year:

Music Monday - little mini histories behind songs (lots of retro music!).
Did You Know Tuesday - retro topics and nostalgia, as well as interesting facts about children's literature.
Wordless Wednesday - vintage ephemera from my shops at eBay, Etsy, and Bonanza.
Throwback Thursday - nostalgic fun with pictures!
Dear Abby - my little dog Abby blogs on Fridays.  :-)
Weekend Window Shopping at Birdhouse Books - new arrivals at my online shops.

This year I will take a break from the scheduled topics some days and just post about something fun for a change of pace.  This could be a visit to an antique show, a vintage treasure hunting experience, or unique historical places around town.  It could also be a fun seasonal topic!  I'm looking forward to these change of pace days.

I will continue posting book reviews, author interviews, and spotlights (with giveaways when possible!).  I am going to limit these book posts to 2 - 3 a week.  The books featured here will include cozy mysteries, historical fiction, women's fiction, and children's books.   A few upcoming books you'll see featured this month:

Murder Most Malicious by Alyssa Maxwell (a historical Upstairs-Downstairs type mystery)
Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble (romantic suspense)
The Lady's Command by Stephanie Laurens (historical romance - regency)
The Restaurant Critic's Wife by Elizabeth LeBan (women's fiction with a culinary theme)

I would love to connect with you this year!  I love social media.  You will find me online:

You also can subscribe to this blog by email with the "follow by email" option in the right column. (It is near the top of the column, as you'll see in the photo below.  The subscription option is just beneath the Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest buttons in the right column.)

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!



Greta Hollar said...

Can't wait to read all your fabulous posts this year! :)

Unknown said...

Sounds like an excellent plan! Looking forward to 2016 and all things good that it brings!

Shann Eva said...

Sounds like you have a great plan for the year. I need to make more theme days so that I don't get stuck. Looking forward to reading your posts.

Godly Homemaker (Andrea) said...

looking forward to your posts this year!

Maggie said...

I am so excited about the did you know Tuesdays! I love all things vintage and all things trivia. I'm so excited to see what you have coming our way!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, y'all! I really appreciate your visits, and look forward to visiting at my blog this year.


Nicole | Pharr Away said...

I like your plan for the year! I really need to sit down and think through my strategy as well so that I can remain consistent.

mymomsbooks said...

You do such nice blog post.
Thank you!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks! I just started doing theme days last summer and find they make blogging a lot more fun. I am someone who works well with structure, and the theme days give me a framework that is really helpful.

On the other hand, sometimes I want a break ... so hopefully my "change of pace" days this year will be fun too.

Shell Wooley said...

Love this blog! I am an avid mystery/historical/regency reader :) I started collecting vintage items as a child, and surprises are the best part of my day. I'm 56 so nostalgia is rampant in me ;) and old pictures make me smile and dream...GOOD JOB!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, Shell! I appreciate your comment, and glad to hear you enjoy old pictures too.