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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