Saturday, December 31, 2016

Saturday Scribbles Vol 2.17

Welcome my reader friends to the last day of 2016. I know I've been remiss in not having a Saturday post since September. But today, I have one for you.

2016 has been a whirlwind. I'm looking at the calendar and I still find it hard to believe that the year is over. It seems like we just started this year yesterday. This has been an interesting year to say the least. For months, we were watching a crazy election season happen. I saw a few wonderful movies - Captain America, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (twice), and Star Wars: Rogue One. My Mary Kay business has done pretty well for itself this year. I think I had more parties booked this year than I've had in several years. And, of course, I read a lot.

Speaking of reading, I'm making some changes to what I'll review. Somehow, this year, I found myself in a serious reading slump. This slump lasted for months. And honestly, the cause for it was that because of all of the titles I kept requesting to review, I wasn't finding any joy in my reading. Even when these were books that I wanted to read. So I've got a plan. I will still review. But I'm going to cut back. I won't request titles EVERY time I get an email from the publisher with available titles. One of the publishers allows me to have as many out as I would like as long as I can get the reviews up within that month. So if I see 5 titles available to review, I'm only going to select one. For three of the other publishers I review for, I may not request a title every month. I have also made the decision to not accept any new author requests right now. This may include my saying no to being on launch teams, or something like that. Because I want reading to be fun. I don't want it to feel like it's something that I have to do. Over the course of a two-week period, I read the entire Selection series by Kiera Cass, because I wanted to read it. I wasn't reading it to review it, but for fun.

There's going to be a few minor changes to my blog as well. Yes it will still be structured the same way. Book related posts M-F, Top Ten Tuesday, and Saturday Scribbles. But I'm not going to do Saturday Scribbles or Top Ten Tuesday every week. For the Scribbles, I'm hoping to have one a month, maybe more. I'm only going to do the Top Ten when I like the topic.

So whatever 2017 brings for you, I hope that it will be a great year!

Happy New Year!

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