The blog’s recent hiatus was not intentional, and it was rather unexpected for the both of us. The late spring and all of summer has been quite busy for Jill and me. Jill has been trying to get ready for her new job and other major life changes, while I have had to deal with three family deaths, lengthy cross country travelling, finishing up my final semester, graduating, and then moving out of my apartment and to a different state. To say that we’ve both been too busy to read is an understatement.
I cannot speak for Jill entirely, but I can say for myself that with all the stress and chaos from these past few months I’ve lost a lot of interest in reading in general. Thankfully, I’ve slowly picked it back up again and I’m taking my time going through a few works currently. However, it’s been a slow process and I don’t know how long it will take to get back into the full swing of things.
We will try to get back to everyone who has sent us review requests and we will of course still be open for new requests. However, turnaround will likely not be fast. We will try to continue diversifying our reading selections and content. If any author/publisher wants to send us information about writing contests or book giveaways please feel free to reach out to us. If any author wants to do an interview, guest post, or spotlight entry, again please reach out to us. Our main goal for the blog is to broaden the libraries of our readers through reviews and introducing new authors.
Up next, we will be doing a new type of review format. For the Halloween season, (I know I’m starting early. So sue me), we will be reviewing a few anthologies to match the mood. Every day we will publish reviews of the individual short stories, because each of them is very different and by different authors, and at the end of the month we will do a large review for the whole anthology. We’re trying an experiment, so any feedback will be greatly appreciated!
We’re terribly sorry for this hiatus and we’re hoping to get back into the swing of things soon!