Hey book nerds! So, I got crazy sick once New Year’s hit. Great way to bring in the year right? Ugh, it was exhausting. I didn’t even have the energy to read. Sad, I know. I did spend some time thinking about whether or not I wanted to continue the blog though. I don’t know if I’m the only one out there, but I’m starting to feel overwhelmed with the whole book reviewer/blogger business end of things. It’s to the point where I find myself not reading because I’ve lost my passion for it. It’s not fun anymore. I’ll be damned if being a book blogger makes me lose my love for reading!
Don’t worry though, I’m not quitting all together. I just need to remember why I decided to do this in the first place. So I’ve decided that I will no longer accept unsolicited review requests. Any books I review here on the blog will be books I purchased, was gifted by my peeps, borrowed from the library, or books I requested from NetGalley/Edelweiss or Google First Reads. I will no longer be participating in blog tours either.
I’m moving the blog in a new direction and shifting my focus to be more of a book blogger and less of a review blog (believe me there is a difference). Basically I will read what I want, when I want and I’ll review whatever the hell I want on my own schedule. I’m not going to stress it. I have enough stress going on with everyday life, and this blog should not add to it. This is supposed to be my outlet, my stress reliever.
I will continue with WAYRW, it is actually one of the few posts I’ve enjoyed doing the last few months. Especially, when I get to go to everyone’s blogs and take a peek at what you all are reading. Well that’s all I have to say for now. I need to go finish November 9 by Colleen Hoover. It’s really the perfect book to jump back into reading with because…wow just wow. I’m sure I’ll be done with it by the time this goes live. Anyway, I’ll gush about it later when I post a review and we can chat about it then.
Thanks for understanding! Love ya book nerds!
~Stay book nerdy & happy reading!