It’s a new year and I’m so excited for it. I am going to start doing things a little bit different on the blog. Some of this started in the last parts of last year, but I am enforcing these changes officially this year. I am no longer accepting reviews with hard deadlines, with the exception of from a few authors I work with regularly or publishing houses that I work with regularly. I love reviewing books, last year I set myself up to fail big time. I took every scheduled review that came my way, and then when I got behind I felt so bad that I just wanted to stop reviewing all together. That is not what I want. So my plan for this year is to read what ever I want in whatever order I want, so I have more freedom to choose what I am in the mood for, and then post a review right after I finish reading it. No more making having a dedicated reading order or feeling stuck having to read a happy sweet romance when all I want is some super angsty drama (or vice versa). I’m not going to be aiming for 200 reviews this year, I’m just going to review as I read, which should mean a lot more reviews for the site. I can’t tell you how many books I read last year that never got reviewed because I was so backed up on reviews that were scheduled that I felt like I couldn’t write reviews for any other books until I finished my backlog.
I’m taking this year to really relax and focus on me. I’m turning 30 this year and I want to go into my thirties in a better head space then I spent my twenties. Hopefully this will help. The less stress in my life the better.
I hope all of you lovely people out there had great holiday season, and I can’t wait to start reviewing books for this year. I just finish a few books yesterday so be on the look out for their reviews starting tomorrow.
Thank you so much for sticking with H.L.B., especially those of you who have been reading the blog since it was Urban Fantasy Reviews. There are so many awesome books coming out this year and I can’t wait to share them with you all. I’m also going to try branching out a little bit this year in terms of books I’m reading, and I plan on buying more books this year instead of only reading books provided to me by the publishers. I am so excited about this year, and I hope you guys are too!