She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. – Annie Dillard
Welcome readers to 2018.
With this new year, I've decided on some changes. I've been courting depression on and off all through 2017 and recently it has been back on. While I continued to read, I stopped writing my reviews and lost all interest in it. I also am facing some stuff with my income so I have been mighty worried about that and thus sinking into more depression. It's been a tough end of the year and now a tough beginning. It definitely made Christmas significantly more difficult.
So with all of that, one of the major changes is that I will no longer be participating in Blog Tours/Book Tours.
I know that I changed sites so that blog tours didn't get me deleted but I'm sticking with Weebly. I had my introduction to blogging on Wordpress and I'm infinitely grateful for that and for the community that Wordpress has. However, I made the choice to move away and I'm sticking with it.
The main reason why I am moving away from doing the tours is that they are very, very, very time consuming. Even on Wordpress they were time consuming but on Weebly? It's a lot more work. By the end of it, I wanted nothing to do with my blog. Which began hurting what I originally started the blog for. I have decided to step away from the blog/book tours. I enjoyed helping and have read many awesome books because of it but I need to find my love for reading and writing again.
Other than that, I'm going to refocus on what this blog is really about and I'm going to add some more of myself to the blog too. Do posts like this and share stuff I enjoy, like my video games and music. I think blogs need lots of personality otherwise they're just word vomit. Haha.
With that, I would like to share that I did manage to read 64 (I haven't added the other books as read so it's 60 according to GoodReads) books in 2017. Wow, that felt weird writing that. I wasn't sure if I was going to make it because Christmas and life kind of snuck up on me and smacked me in the face. But I made it! Here's proof.
This year, I plan to try to read 65 or more. Hopefully. Don't hold me to that. Haha.
I will be posting a best and worst books I read in 2017. I actually didn't read a lot of books that I didn't like but to be a book blogger is to give constructive criticism. Also, because I stopped reviewing, a few books fell behind. Some books I hadn't planned to review but need a little something to be said about. So, in the coming days I will be posting that.
Hello Book Dragons!
Love in a Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Curses of Scale by S.D. Reeves
Quote of the Month
“Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
― Roy T. Bennett