A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Slow it down, baby...

Tori here. Aside from the occasional reviews from Alice, Cover Wars from Amanda, and AAD NOLA Author Spotlights, my (Tori) book review activity on Book Faery is going to be slowing down for the next two months (possibly even more, since this summer is going to be a doozie class-wise for me).

I'm not going to be accepting any extra small press author interviews/guest posts for the blog for the next two months, and I am also not accepting any small press book review requests for the blog until the end of August. If you email me a request, chances are I'm just going to delete it without bothering to respond.

I can hear it now: Tori, you bitch! Call me what you want, but the sheer volume of emails from you SPAs are overwhelming me. Please don't take it personally. I'm avoiding my inbox because I'm sick of rejecting your requests right now. I'd rather just catch up with everything instead of writing the whole "sorry, but too many books already" email I've been writing way too often lately.

I've only now begun to start reading for the enjoyment factor (after a month+ of avoiding books like the plague because of work and this nagging need/duty to feature review books on the blog... which isn't working out very well), and I do not want to ruin that by becoming too bogged down with extra stuff. Even now, after just FINALLY getting back into reading again (thank you Carolyn Crane!) I'm feeling myself getting sick of YA books again--and I haven't even gotten past chapter 2 in the book I'm reading!

So with that said, I am still receiving unsolicited books from publishers, which I will of course get to eventually, but I am going at my own pace, and I am reading on MY terms. No more rushing to read through x-amount of books before a release date. No more feeling obligated to read x, y, and z because I received them for review and should read them before this book I bought 2 years ago and never got a chance to read. Instead of mindlessly hopping around from series to series and never truly appreciating the characters presented to me as I rush through review books, I am going to dedicate my time to reading one series at a time. You'll see the first slew of reviews of this fashion in a few weeks.

Thanks for your understanding, and I sincerely apologize for the pain-in-the-ass slowness/lack of reviews recently.

PS, I have contacted the blogoversary winners via email. Please check your inboxes and get back to me soon :)


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