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The History of Once Upon a Book Blog

Kristal and Charmaine created Once Upon a Book Blog to live what they love – books and reading, eating and talking! They have now been blogging since March 2014 and were so passionate about it. It has been so much fun, but also has been challenging too. The two of them ended up getting so busy with Once Upon a Book Blog (and life in general), that a third blogger joined the crew – Amy! Together, the three of us brought you all the latest book news and reviews from the book world. 

Over the past year or so you may have noticed some changes here at Once Upon a Book Blog. Amy has taken over as the main blogger and contributor. “We are also now a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.”

Kristal and Charmaine are still here, but their roles have changed to guest contributors.

Here is a little info on me and what this little piece of the web is all about –


I didn’t really have a love for reading until about 4 years ago. I started off reading YA books such as the Twilight series and Divergent. I discovered that I was missing out on so many awesome books. What slowly started out as something to pass the time and escape the craziness of being a stay-at-home mom, has turned into my passion.

As far as what I like to read now? It could be anything. From all varieties of Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Paranormal, and Urban Fantasy, to Chick Lit and even some YA, I am a total sucker for a HEA! So, here at Once Upon a Book Blog, there is no stone left unturned, no book that I won’t read as long as I love it. Point is, if I’m interested in it, I’m gonna read it and report back.

Variety is the spice of life! Hopefully, through this blog, you’ll see something you would’ve never thought about picking up to read and give it a go. This works the other way too if there’s something you think I should read then drop me a line! I’m always on the lookout for more reading material.

As far as ‘reviewing’ goes, the review style for is this page are reviews as reading fans. I’m not a professional writer or have any agenda. The books I pick are books I want to read and that interest me.  And when I’m finished, you get my honest thoughts and feelings about the books. It’s really as simple as that. I am just a normal book nerd who is obsessed with the written word and loves meeting and chatting with others about my passion. So don’t be scared. Join in, comment and email. The more we all participate, the better! Also on that note, it’s all personal opinion and there’s bound to be differences in said opinions, but let’s keep it all friendly and fun. After all, we’re all in this book-loving business together!

Ciao for now

Guest Contributors: Charmaine & Kristal

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We are two kinda awesome girls from New Zealand. When we’re not being completely amazing wives, mothers, family members etc. (AKA general amazing beings) we are eating, reading, or on here telling you about our reading (and sometimes about our eating!) We both have always been big book lovers but it all got into pretty serious soul mate reading territory when we both fell in love with the same series. Pretty soon after that, we got to the point where our texting could not handle the discussions we needed to have about our respective reading adventures. Cue the above blog life plan…

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