In which Em and I beg your forgiveness for our lack of attention to the blog these past few months, and make our New Years Resolution to give you more bookish thoughts, reviews, and other fun content
Apologies, or getting off on the right foot
Happy 2018, fellow book lovers!
We have a lot of apologies, mostly for totally abandoning our usual review schedule sometime in October. As our bios will tell you, Em and I are both grad students in strenuous programs, balancing other interests and jobs, and this past semester beat both of us down to the point where keeping up with anything other than the basics on the blog was a non-option. I didn’t even have time to open a book from the beginning of November until this past week. We hate that we let you guys down, and we hate that we haven’t been able to give sufficient time to the things we actually love, instead of the things we have to do for school. But we hope that you, dear readers, are understanding fellows, and still along with us for the ride in this new year. I can’t make any promises, but we’re both going to make an effort to devote more time to creating content for the blog, and for reading in general. We might be bringing in a guest reviewer or two to help us out–but don’t worry, our content is still going to be the stuff you love.
That being said, I’m really excited about what’s coming up this semester. There are some truly incredible books coming out this year–starting off right with Marie Lu’s Batman, the conclusion to Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands trilogy, Tomi Adeyemi’s HIGHLY recommended new fantasy story Children of Blood and Bone, and so many others. Really, guys, the book harvest for this spring is going to be FANTASTIC. And, as excited as I am for each and every one of those Amazon boxes, I’m just as excited to share all of my thoughts on these books with you.
But, in addition to all of these brand-new beauties, I’m also eager to share the love of old (or at least less recently published) friends. There were some lovely books published last year, but that fell victim to mine and Em’s busyness, which I’d like to give due credit. And who knows what any library haul will bring, after all. If I find any YA gems, I’ll of course share them with you.
And, although 2018 looks to be less bountiful in terms of author visits, I’ll share with you any and all adventures that Em and I end up having (book-related, that is). And, of course, I’ll elaborate on some of our adventures in the latter half of 2017. We did go back to Y’ALLfest in Charleston, so I’ll fill you in on our experiences there as book-bloggers and also veteran YALLfest goers.
Basically, I’m going to do my darndest to make sure that you guys get to share in all of our bookish thoughts and adventures–I hope you enjoy them.