Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hello bookies!!!

So Blogger tells me I haven't posted here since 2011! If any of you are still around, thanks! I'm glad you stayed cause I've missed the blogging community and talking about books with all of you. I still keep track of my books over on Goodreads and leave ratings there and I talk about books on my personal Facebook page but not everyone there loves books as much as we do ;)

Part of the reason I drifted away was because I was feeling pressure from getting SO many review copies and review requests and being so grateful for them that I felt oh...obligated...to read and review. And that kinda sucked the joy out of reading for me. So. New policy here on the blog. I only say yes to review copies of books I really want to read. And I don't do negative reviews. Not that I'll give a positive review to a book I don't like, no...I just won't finish a book I don't like. If I'm not giving it at least 3 stars over on Goodreads, I'm not going to waste my time finishing it. Life is too short to read bad books. And I believe in "Promote what you love, not what you hate." So my posts will be positive. Doesn't mean I won't point out what kept a 3 star book from being a 5 star book for me, but it'll still be worth our time :)

WHAT I'M READING NOW

The Winter Girl by Matt Marinovich

(click the title ^^^ to get to Amazon to read a synopsis or order)



Ok, so it's not out until January 2016, but I got my (Kindle) review copy from NetGalley and couldn't wait to start reading. Review will come later :)

Til next time, why not leave me a comment and let me know what YOU'RE reading? I'd love to hear from you....



4 comments:

October Woman said...

Welcome back! The Winter Girl sounds interesting. I'm reading Please Release Me, by Rhoda Baxter, which I got from Netgalley. Sally is in a coma, and can hear people talking to her, and then suddenly during a storm she's in the room looking at her comatose self lying in the bed, and the only person who can see her is another woman named Grace, who has fallen for Sally's husband. I'm quite enjoying it so far.

Charmed said...

Thanks October Woman!
That sounds really interesting, I'm gonna head on over to Netgalley and look for that one!

Daisy Chain Book Reviews said...

Great to see you back. Your blog was always a fave of mine! And I hear you on review copy pressure/joy sucked out of reading - I think that happens to most bloggers at some point! :) I'm currently reading Edgewater by Courtney Sheinmel - I've only just started but I like what I've read so far!

Vampires and Tofu said...

Hi!!!!!

I'll look that one up too....see, this is exactly the kind of thing I've missed....the community AND discovering new books :)