Sorry everyone! Sci-fi and Fantasy Friday was something I had a lot of plans for, but all those plans require a fair amount of my time to really succeed at. It’s been losing interest over the past few months, so I think for now it is time to retire it. The reason I can’t do anything that will be taking a lot of time is: I got a new job! As of August 2017 I’ll be an Assistant Professor of Computer Science. That will obviously take top priority and since I really don’t want to stop reviewing, I’m simply going to cut everything on a schedule so that if I suddenly disappear, no one is disappointed ;-).
I’ve also finished the first draft of my fantasy novel and its working title is The Scent of Rain and Souls, oooooo! I have a bit more editing to do, some scenes to add along with a bit more world-building, but then I’ll be sending it out to alpha readers for feedback :D.
Along with the theme of this year, I will no longer be requesting books for review consideration! *gasp* I have a couple of ARCs that I agreed to review before I made this decision, so I’ll finish those up, but then I’ll be reading and reviewing books from my shelves and the library. My goal last year was to not buy any books and I succeeded at that! Now that I will be starting a new job, I can afford to buy books again and want to start supporting my favorite authors with pre-orders (because it’s funnnnnnn!). I want no guilt of any kind associated with this blog, so even though I’ve adopted a pretty lax approach to review books, I want to relax that even more. I honestly just love the idea of grabbing a random book from my shelf. I even finally put together my TBR jar with books I’ve been meaning to read for a while!
Since I won’t be trying to keep up with all the newest releases, I also have a list of books by marginalized voices coming out in 2017 and older books that I never got to and I’ll be prioritizing those in the coming year. So if you’ve been looking for those kinds of books other than what is super hyped by the big publishers, keep an eye out!
I think that’s it…. How are you doing?
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