The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer that I am linking my Sunday Sum-Ups with. Please take time to visit Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer if you have not already. Her blog is fantastic and she is always so supportive of others!
It’s a common site among the blogging community to see announcements of temporary breaks and fewer posts at the moment. For many, holidays and changes in weather have us focused on other aspects of life. Plus, after a year of blogging, sometimes the “down-time” is needed to recharge. I have not been blogging for a year, but I am no different.
I have no plans of a break at the moment, but it can be expected to see fewer posts leading up to the New Year, as I focus more on family and other activities. Of course, I am always available by the contact form, email or social media when time allows 🙂 The biggest decision I have made is to put a hold on review requests and accepting them until at least the end of January. This was actually not something I expected to have to do (and I struggled with making this decision). But as I stared at the pile of books still awaiting my attention (I finally finished the ebooks), I realized that I was indeed receiving enough copies to prevent me from reading any of my own purchases. So my goal is to hopefully read these titles I have committed to over the next month or so and allow myself some better “breathing” room to read from my own collection while accepting a smaller amount of reviews. I am not sure if this could have a negative impact on the blog though. Has anyone ever felt that being “closed” for requests was harmful to their blog? Just curious.
Okay, so that is where I am currently at with Books, Vertigo and Tea. This Sunday post is a bit longer as I plan to do a small recap of my year of books in 2016. I will try to make it is as painless as possible. I promise! Let’s begin with the usual and see what unfolds..
The Alchemists of Loom
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Shadows of the Forest
⭐ ⭐ ⭐
(Click images for additional info on Goodreads.com)
While I admit that I am struggling a bit with Frey (the pace is sort of slow), my biggest hurdle is dealing with having one fully functioning eye at the moment. So reading is slow. The surface of my left eye was scratched after swelling forced my beautiful lashes inward. Fun stuff 😉
⭐ A Quick Review of 2016 ⭐
Average Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ – I am not complaining about this. It was a good year for reading!
Most popular book I read according to Goodreads – 1984 by George Orwell. 2,706,572 Goodread users have marked this book as read!
Number of titles read to date (keep in mind this includes Manga and GN) – 111
My Top Reads
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I plan on this being my last Sunday Sum-Up of 2016, as I hardly doubt I will post on Christmas unless I am able to find the time to write and schedule one. I hope that each of you are taking the much deserved breaks and time to catch up and enjoy family. Be well, be strong, be loved and loving!