Start of Summer 2012

Blogging Update:

I’m a teacher (I don’t talk about it much on my blog because I do this for fun and try to keep it separate from work), and today marked the last day of school, which means a bunch of wonderful things!

  • I’ll have more time to read.
  • I’ll have more time to write reviews.
  • I’ll have more time for my own writing.
  • And I begin graduate classes (a class in YA Dystopian and a Writing Tutorial)
You’ll see me posting with much more frequency, about 5 times a week instead of the pathetic once a week I’ve been doing lately.  I’m hoping to be a more regular commenter on other blogs as well.
I revamped my blog in January as both a book blog and writing blog, and it’s been so fun to see my blog grow and to meet new people.  I still don’t have a huge readership, but I contribute it to the fact that I don’t post as regularly and do giveaways and memes.

You’ll definitely see me posting more regularly over the next few months.  

I won’t be promising any giveaways.  I give most of my spare books away to students and already spend a ton of money on my students at school.  So I really have a hard time justifying spending any of my meager teacher’s salary on blog giveaways.  And I don’t really enter giveaways myself because I’m not blogging to win free stuff.
And we’ll see on the memes.  It has to be something that I still think is meaningful and interesting, not just I’m doing this meme so I have something I can post every Tuesday or whatever.  If you have any suggestions of memes that you think are interesting/quirky/cool that I might like, feel free to recommend.

So in summary, you’ll be seeing much more of me!  And hopefully I’ll see much more of your blogs!  And maybe I’ll gain a few more friends and readers in Summer 2012 as I devote more time to blogging, reading, and writing  ^_^


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9 comments on “Start of Summer 2012

  1. Hillary says:

    Happy summer to you, my friend!

  2. Yay summer! πŸ˜€

  3. fakesteph says:

    YAY! I'm so excited to hear about your grad classes. Personally, I LOVE Top Ten Tuesday and Waiting on Wednesday. Top Ten Tuesday, because it lets me think about books after I've read and reviewed them (plus I love lists) and Waiting on Wednesday, because I love being excited for a new book almost as much as I love reading a new book. Plus, WoW keeps me up to date on what is coming out and what other people are looking forward to.I've got some swag (bookmarks, etc) that I can give you if you want to do a giveaway. πŸ™‚

  4. I'm glad that we're going to be getting more frequent posts from you! But I enjoy them, no matter how frequent! And don't worry about doing the giveaways and memes – to each his own and I personally pick blogs to follow based on the content of their reviews and other posts, not by how many giveaways they have or memes they participate in! Although memes are a great way to find new friends and readers! πŸ™‚ I'm looking forward to hearing about that cool YA Dystopian class, too!

  5. Yes, thank goodness for summer vacation! Your once a week schedule puts me to shame; it had been a month since my last post. My plan is to do Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays regularly, at least for the summer.

  6. LHughes says:

    I always read your Top Ten Tuesday posts! It's fun to see what you list, and sometimes I see a book that you loved, but I may have missed your review because it was before I started reading your blog. I'd have to do a better job on educating myself on when books are coming out to do WoW, but that meme is a worthwhile one too.And you're so sweet! I'm not gonna steal your swag! But thanks for offering πŸ™‚

  7. LHughes says:

    Awww thanks ^_^I'm super excited for my class, but I'm also just as happy I can leisurely read all my favorite blogs in the morning over a cup of coffee instead of squeezing in time in the evening when I'm tired already. I'm a happy girl in the summer!

  8. LHughes says:

    I'll definitely read you Middle Grade Monday posts! I feel like the bulk of my reading lately has been YA, and I'd love some recommendations for great MG reads :)Hope you're doing well, and I hope you have a relaxing summer!

  9. elena says:

    Aw yay! I second Top Ten Tuesday. I started doing it recently and I love it, I wish I did them sooner. Happy summer! πŸ™‚

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