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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Saying Goodbye

As I'm sure you've all noticed, I haven't been posting as much over the past few months. Part of it is the overwhelming nature of reviewing and maintaining a blog, but part of it is also that my laptop became unusable a few months ago and that was how I maintained the blog. I am using my friend's laptop to write this now, which is how I've been able to post some of the reviews I did earlier this year as well as write my reviews on Goodreads.

I've just passed the 10 year anniversary of my blog (June 23) so it's been a long time for me to be running this blog. There quite honestly aren't that many of us book bloggers left that started out that long ago. I have other things that I wish to pursue and keeping up with the blog was hindering that. I want to focus more on my writing now that I'm closing up shop on this blog and hopefully become an author that gets reviewed on other peoples' book blogs!

I won't be completely giving up reviewing; I still read quite a lot of books! It just won't be happening here but instead I'll be doing it over on my Goodreads page every so often, where I've been cross-posting a lot of my reviews anyway as well as posting some that haven't appeared over here yet. Click here to check out my profile there and feel free to add me as a friend or follow my reviews!

This blog has been so much fun for me, and it's brought me so many wonderful memories and awesome friends. It's given me the opportunity to get to know so many of my favorite authors and be in touch with them, and many of them have done some amazing things for me, especially during my chemotherapy for my lymphoma several years back. I've really appreciated all the support from them, the publishers, my fellow blogging peers, and my blog readers throughout the years. I started this on a lark because I was bored one summer and it's turned into so much more than I ever could have hoped. I've been to 3 Book Expo America conferences (along with several publisher events during those weeks), 4 years at YALLFest down in Charleston, SC, countless book signings and several other book festivals. I've had several of my reviews placed as blurbs on books, and been given the opportunity to read a couple manuscripts (including Suzanne Young's first book almost a year before it was published!)! It's been such a wonderful gift that I will treasure forever. I hope you all will continue to follow me on Goodreads and feel free to keep in touch. My email is in my About Me section so shoot me an email there. Thank you all for following my blog, whether old or new, and I appreciate all the support so much.

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