June 13, 2013

change in course

As my writing career moves to its next step, I am faced with a dilemma. Do I continue to actively review books or spend that time and energy writing?

After great consideration, and plenty of flip-flopping, I have decided to end my run as an official book reviewer.

I have  several books I have already agreed to review, and I hope to fulfill those commitments in the upcoming months. But after that, I will stop reviews as an official part of my blog in July.

I take pride in the reviews I have written. I endeavor to be fair to the author and readers. I try to read the books and write the reviews in a timely manner. At present my writing and 9-5 job require most of my energy. Because of that fact, I can no longer commit to completing reviews in a quality way.

I began reviewing books at my college newspaper, because they needed someone to do it and I loved reading. After graduating and starting this blog, I continued the tradition for the same reason. I needed content and I loved books.

I wrote reviews for the stories I read, never dreaming that people would ask me to review their books. I consider myself lucky to have received such a warm response to my reviews. I discovered many new authors and stories I might not have found on my own. I've made many friends I cherish throughout this process. I am truly blessed.

I will continue to spotlight fellow authors and share information about their latest releases. I'll also continue to post reviews for the books I read on Goodreads. I may even occasionally post my thoughts in a book or series here on the blog if a story moves me greatly.

I sincerely appreciate the many authors who have shared their stories with me during the past few years. Your words added entertainment and intrigue to my life, and I will forever value them.

Thank you for following me on this part of my literary journey. I hope you will continue to find value in my blog and the future posts to come.

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4 comments:

  1. I think that's great that you are going to focus on your writing. It's hard to make time to write, so you gotta do what you gotta do! All the best!

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    1. Thanks, Jackie. You're always so sweet and supportive. I can't wait to read your next book!

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  2. I'm so happy for you, Laura! I've often thought about doing this too...maybe reading this announcement is a sign. I wish you all the best on your writing journey!

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  3. I'll miss your reviews! I always loved your take on books because we usually had similar thoughts. That being said, I think it's great you're recognizing that your efforts are better spent on your writing right now. Good luck with it and I can't wait to read what you publish :)

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