Looking ahead to 2018

As I mentioned in my last post, these last few months have been rather busy for me, and there hasn’t been much time for blogging.  But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about the blog and where I want it to go in the future.

I enjoy featuring books that have released each month, but instead of waiting until the next month to look back on what I didn’t have time to read or review, I want to post about books that I’m excited to see release!

That is partially because I want to focus on reading more of the books that have been sitting on my physical and electronic shelves for years.  My TBR is incredibly huge and I can’t believe the number of amazing books that continue to be published, and the large fandoms I’ve been missing out on over the last couple years.  So many series and authors to catch up on!!

Although, I’m going on a book-buying ban, I’m hoping to share more book haul posts and sharing other fun bookish things as they come up.  We’ll see how it goes 🙂

State of the Blog: March 2017

I did some thinking and soul-searching recently when I noticed that my 2017 releases TBR pile was growing majorly out of control.  After examining what was on my list as well as the goals for older TBR titles, I think I’ve come to a happy decision.  I’m going to focus on 2017 DEBUTS for my Pub. Month Challenge!

2017 Debuts

That’s not to say I won’t slip in some highly anticipated sequels or authors in the lineup, but I’m ridiculously excited and have already pre-ordered quite a few fantasy debuts this year that I very much want to see succeed.

And because I’m so excited about these debuts, I’m going to just share a quick peek at them here, so you know what to expect in the coming months!!  And look for a giveaway over on my Twitter in the near future (@reddjena).

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2017 State of the Blog and Goals

I just wanted to take a little time to let my readers and subscribers know what my plan is for 2017.  Over the next few days, I’ll be posting some reading challenges that encompass the entire year.


I’m hoping that this will help me tackle both my older TBR and my growing list of 2017 releases.  In light of this, I’ve decided to continue with my own publication month challenge, but I cut it back to 1 book per month instead of trying to do 2.


I want blogging to continue to feel like fun instead of like a chore.


One more thing I want to do this year, is to visit, like, and comment on more blogs and participate in blog tours, book tags, memes and reading challenges.


Thanks for sticking with me this long, and I hope you continue to enjoy my content!

State of the Blog

It has come to my attention that I’m stressing out about how often I have gotten behind on my 2016 Publication Month Challenge.  But I realized that the only person holding me accountable to that is myself.  So instead of worrying that I only posted 1 September review and that it’s almost October and I haven’t really read anything this month, I’m going to step back from that challenge and leave 2016 as unfinished.

What this means is that I’m going to spend the rest of the year reading what I want when I want instead of trying to stick to a prescribed schedule.  Now I can read all those backlog books I kept pushing aside for scheduled ones.  And, since I fell behind on several months of 2016, I want to build a better schedule for 2017’s challenge.  And get a head start, as I already have a large stack of winter galleys.  Some of which I’m dying to read 🙂

Thanks for your understanding!