Happy New Year!

Hello hello everyone! Happy 2017! May this year be better than the dumpster fire that was 2016. I guess in order for that to happen, we have to do something radical like work together and not push each other into the fire. It may seem impossible, but let’s show 2016 that we’re not the same people we were in that terrible, terrible year.

Now that the dire warnings are out of the way {sorry, I’m not entirely sure where that came from}, let’s address the elephant in the room: the new website. I loved Blogger, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it was temperamental and wouldn’t let me do what I wanted, so I decided that maybe I should try something new. WordPress has been pretty okay for the little time that I’ve spent playing around with it, so we’re going to give it a year. If at the end of 2017 I want to chuck this in the dumpster fire, then so be it. But I figure I should branch out and try new things. I’m getting crazy, I know. I’m going to make some mistakes, so bear with me, okay? I’m still slightly a mess at this whole blogging thing.

But what about the amazing book reviews from Blogger? Well, I’m slowly moving them over here, as soon as I can figure out how to do that. Seriously, if anyone out there reading this takes pity on me and wants to offer help, I’m all for it. I’ve been YouTubing how-to videos, and while they help, mostly I’m just ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

In case you missed my post about switching it up in 2017 from Blogger, here’s the plan: I’m going to only post reviews on this site. The writing thing is still going, and I do have a lot to talk about regarding it, but I’m reserving this space for only other people’s books. The reviews are going to be a mixture of new and old books. I’m not doing any reading challenges this year because I want to be able to read whatever the heck I want, so it’s going to be interesting. I have a book journal, but I figured that maybe my reviews of older books will help those out there who want to get started with them. Most of the reviews are going to be on my Goodreads page, but I’d like them all in one spot where I can find them easily. Because these reviews are not just for others, but for me as well. How many times have I read a book and then completely forgotten what it was about? I find that I tend to write more reviews on the blog than on Goodreads, so I’m hoping that this is going to help me and my memory issues. Fingers crossed, right?

The first review of the year is coming up tomorrow, so get ready, because not only is it the first {real} post on this new blog, but it’s also the first new book of 2017 that I’ve read. After that, I’m going to have about seven {!!!!} other reviews coming at you in the next week, and then it might slow down to about three or four a month. The books I’m planning on reading this year are all over the board, and I’m not sure how long they’ll take me. There are a lot of non-fiction books in the pile, and those I tend to pore over, but no worries, I won’t disappear for a month, leaving you to wonder if I’m dead or my fingers got chopped off.

If you’re new, welcome and I hope you have fun here. If you’re old {like me, badabing}, get ready for more of me. In both cases, I’m sorry. I’m a lot to handle when books are involved.

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