Book Club Babe has undergone a ton of changes, with its new logo and layout. Unfortunately, I will have to alter one more thing: my review policy.
It turns out that I need to stop adding to my to-read list, as I have eight books on my shelves waiting for me. I also had a moment of weakness when I learned that my favorite musician, Davey Havok from the band AFI, released a book called Pop Kids two weeks ago. How could I not immediately order it?
(If you haven’t discovered the awesomeness of AFI, enjoy!)
Anyways, I also read an insightful article by the Insatiable Booksluts regarding vanity presses. Sadly, I have learned that I do not have the capabilities to closely monitor whether a book has been self-published, either outright or through a vanity press, so I am following suit and no longer accepting books for review. I might miss out on some great novels that have been traditionally published, but a lack of time and resources forces me to throw out the baby with the bathwater.
So unfortunately, out goes the review policy despite not yet reviewing any submitted books. Sometimes strength lies in acknowledging what you can and cannot handle, so I am making my to-read list a priority. No more impulse book buys until I catch up!
And what about catching up with all of you? How’s life? What are you reading? Any good recommendations? Let’s talk!