This time of year is supposed to be about family and loved ones in the United States, so I’m announcing a short break from my blog. I’ll be taking a blogging and social media hiatus (yes, this means no more Twitter) for the next two weeks to spend time with family and recharge my writing batteries. Writing reviews can be tough, and it’s always nice to take a break when things get busy, as they always are during the holiday season. I’ll be back early in the new year, hopefully bursting with all the books I want to tell you all about!
I also wanted to quickly address something I’ve gotten some emails and Twitter comments about. Specifically, some readers aren’t happy that I’ve been doing video reviews and lists instead of writing them out. (Other readers absolutely love the videos, I should add, so it’s hard to please everyone!) I’m going to keep doing videos, for multiple reasons. First, the books I talk about on videos are often books I want to cover but don’t feel like I have enough to say to do a full longform review. Second, I make weekly videos over at Book Riot as part of my (paid) job as Contributing Editor, so it’s easy to embed those videos on the site when I’m running low on things to post. Third, I like to challenge myself, and doing videos is something new and different for me.
That being said, as long as I’m continuing to do reviews and cover books here, I’ll never stop writing full reviews. Life gets hard sometimes, and reviews can be difficult to write, but I do love expressing myself in the written word, and I’ll continue to do so. You don’t need to worry that I’ll move to an all video format of reviews; that will never happen!
Thank you all for being regular readers and taking the time to email me your thoughts and comments. I hope you all have a lovely holiday, and I’ll be back in the new year!