Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year Book Lovers!

Happy New Year! 

Life In General 

So, it's been several months since our little boy arrived into our lives. I'm so glad I scheduled a blog hiatus because, let me tell you, it's Crazy Town, USA in a home with a new baby. It's also wonderfully fun, and now that we're kind of getting the hang of it (though, do you ever really?) I've been able to squeeze some reading in here and there.

I especially enjoy reading to Boop and so far we've gotten through a number of Little Golden Book, Serendipity books, and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". Looks like we're close to completing "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" as well!

Reading to my child is an entirely new experience and comes with a slew of strong emotional rewards. A new world of reading has opened up to me. Reading to someone I love is pretty spectacular.

The Blog

So what about the blog? Well, at this point I still have no intentions of shutting things down. Since books are still being read, I don't see a reason to put up the "Closed For Business" sign.  But I'm still in the process of reworking the format so that it works for me and my new schedule.

So, what are the goals for the blog this year? I'm keeping it simple, really. I'm going to do the Book Challenges, just like last year. I'll update with reviews, though I'm making a new rule:

I will no longer be posting reviews for books that receive 3 quills or below. 

It's just not worth the time to write a review for a book I didn't absolutely love. Why? Well, mostly because I think spreading the love is a little more important than swingin' around the hate. A book I didn't like may be loved by you, and though I might have a strong opinion about it, it shouldn't be my jam to belittle someone's hard work just because I'm not feeling it.

What To Expect

Pretty much anything! I'll be doing Bout of Books 18 starting tomorrow, along with several other book challenges throughout the year. I'll also probably continue to participate in blog hops so I can keep up with all the other book blogging wonder-people out there.

I'll still be most active in other social media settings, such as Goodreads, Twitter, and Instagram. If you're not a follower I hope you'll take a moment to come give me a visit via the links below!

I'm looking forward to this near year and all of its opportunities. I hope you are too! 

See you on the book side!          

Auggie is the 30 year old whirlwind owner of Auggie-Talk. A bibliobibuli by nature and a (potentially obsessive) lover of Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman. Not so secrety secret: She's been known to consume toomuch caffeine leading to hyperactive rants about her heinous lack of shelving and the high likelihood that Hermione Granger is her spirit animal.

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