This month has been a pretty good month book wise! I got a plethora of books for my birthday and read and reviewed a couple of books.
But this recap also brings some news. August is the last month I will be doing book blogging. I will keep the blog up for archival purposes, but I will no longer be posting. Not to mention, I worked hard on those reviews and I would hate to just delete them, especially if someone could stumble across them in the future and find a new favorite book.
This has been a long time coming I think. I have had so much fun sharing my bookish thoughts with y’all and thank you so much for your support over the past year or so. While I have loved so much about book blogging, it’s time for me to go down another path. I can’t write and self publish, work, go to school, and keep up my book blog. I also know that in the past health issues have made it a struggle to post. Something had to give. While I very much enjoy blogging, writing is my ultimate passion.
I will still review books, but through my author website, and only when a book really grabs my attention. My author blog will update once a month starting in September for those of you interested.
That’s the big announcement, but let’s get back to the fun stuff! Back to the recap:
This Month’s Posts:
Book Haul: Birthday Style
TBR List: Publisher Style
The Daemonaic (4 star review)
Seeds of Eden (3 star review)
As I’ve said, it will be my last month posting. But it will be full of book reviews! I’m participating in two book tours (a NA paranormal romance, and a YA paranormal historical fiction) and I’ll be re-reading and reviewing one of my favorite books as well. It will be a bitter-sweet month, but I’m looking forward to sharing the posts.
During the time I was away I made quite a few tweaks to the blog.
First of which is what genres I’ll be reading in the future. I had over ten genres I would read and review, and while that was fun, I feel like it would be easier on all of us if there was a bit more cohesiveness. I also noticed a pattern in which genres I read more of, so I decided to stick with those.
From here on out, while there will be the odd ball book from time to time, the genres I’ll be reviewing are the following:
- Horror/Paranormal (especially weird fiction)
- Fantasy (any)
- Mystery (any)
- Thriller/suspense (any)
- Historical fiction that falls within those genres
I also am making more of a move toward reading adult fiction. Fret not though! If it’s YA and falls into the above genres, I’ll still give it a go. Just expect more adult fiction in the future.
If you’re an author of any of the above genres you’ll be happy to know that reviews and book promotion are once again open! Check out the updated About Reviews and streamlined For Authors pages if you’d like to request a review.
I’ve made some tweaks to some of the pages (updated Must Reads and changed the title of “Past Reviews” to “All Reviews”), so check those out when you get the chance. I also added a new page, Reviews by Genre which will hopefully help you track down the sort of review you’re looking for more easily.
What y’all are probably most interested in and excited about is new posts! To make sure that I can stay on top of things and bring y’all the best content, I’ll only be posting once a week on Fridays. There will no doubt be some exceptions to the rule as I’m hoping to participate in more blog tours and book blitzes as well as bring y’all some guest posts. I’ll still be posting theme related lists, and of course, October will still be dedicated exclusively to horror and weird fiction. The monthly Bookish Recap is here to stay, although it will be tweaked.
I’m excited for these changes and am really happy that I’m going this route. I think this will make things more fun and more manageable. Which obviously means more posts and more books!
Well during April I’ve spent most of my time studying for school (finals on the horizon ugh), and then adjusting to a new (but great) job. Throughout all of that adjusting I haven’t had a lot of time to read. But I did manage to read some.
As in one book. As in I finally read The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. It was a fantastic book and I really wasn’t expecting it to live up to the intense hype it had. But it really did.
But you can find out about that this Friday.
In the mean time I think that things are finally slowing down. I’m done with school, and I’ve gotten into the swing of things at work. I’ve been keeping a log of ideas I have for the blog, so expect some tweaks in the future. Personally I’m really looking forward to them! Despite the tweaks I’m still keeping the weekly Friday posts for now.
Although I only read one book this month that book made me incredibly happy and introduced me to a new author. The fact I read at all (and am reading a few other books on and off before I go to bed), is great. At least I’m not in a reading slump! And with things finally slowing down a bit I’ll have even more time to read.
I’m looking forward to it. April might not have been a huge reading month for me but I’ve got plenty of great books that I’m looking forward to reading in May (such as finishing The Raven Cycle).
Howdy, long time no post. Unfortunately.
I love books, I love reading, and I love this blog. I also love my new job!
But between school and my job, I haven’t had as much time to post reviews as I would like. My reading habits remain unchanged, I still read every chance I get. But writing reviews takes time. I take it seriously because I love doing it and I want each review to be the best it can be. I want my reviews to be as honest and accurate to myself as possible and I feel like doing a rush job on my reviews wouldn’t be true to me and it wouldn’t be fun for people to read.
So I’ve decided that two posts a week is too much for now. I’ll temporarily be bumping down my posts to once a week, posting on Fridays (starting this week). Eventually, hopefully this summer, I’ll get back to posting twice a week (Monday and Friday).
I’ll admit, I’m already looking forward to when I can post twice a week again, I didn’t realize how much I missed it. But in the mean time, once a week will do.
Thanks for your understanding and I’ll see you on Friday!