I’ve been giving video reviews a try over at 5 Minutes for Books, and there’s been a bit of a learning curve. Sometimes I come off sounding like a prim uptight English teacher (wait, I WAS an occasionally uptight English teacher for a few years!). Other times when I watch the videos, I am riveted to my own image up there. Where did all of those facial lines come from? And what’s with the weird eye blinking??
The first time I felt completely relaxed and had fun with it was when my 7th grade daughter Amanda and I did a video review for Meg Cabot’s new YA book Abandon.
I was pleased with how it came out, and I look forward to co-reviewing more YA books. But what’s even better than that is that Meg Cabot posted a link to our review and giveaway and video review on her Facebook page, saying
“OMG, it’s the cutest mother/daughter video EVERRRR!”
You can watch the video above, but you don’t want to miss out on our exclusive Q&A with Meg Cabot, as well as a chance to win a cool silver bracelet and the Abandon novel. The giveaway closes at midnight, so click through now!
You can check out all of our video reviews at the 5 Minutes for Books YouTube channel.