Blog Update: I will no longer accept books for review

Hi readers!

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!

I can catch up…right?

And what about catching up with all of you? How’s life? What are you reading? Any good recommendations? Let’s talk!

7 thoughts on “Blog Update: I will no longer accept books for review

  1. Oh, I can relate! I have books dating back almost a year that I really,really want to read! More keep coming out! I just read Carolyn Brown’s Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee in a day. Loved it! It is women’s fiction – trade paperback size, and reminds me a little of Hope Ramsay’s Last Chance books.

  2. Hahaha yeah I have a ridiculous amount of books to read, about a hundred sitting on my shelves still unread I’d say. And having just booked a holiday to Sweden, I can no longer afford any more books anyway.
    I’m currently finishing off Good Omens by Gaiman and Pratchett, and am halfway through Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks, If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino, and The Tell Tale Brain by V.S.Ramachandran. After this, I’m thinking of diving into some Fitzgerald, maybe a bit of Wodehouse, and who knows what else. 🙂

      • Hmm, I’m a bit unsure of Good Omens actually. I can tell the parts Pratchett wrote and the parts Gaiman wrote, and I prefer Gaiman’s parts by miles (not a huge Pratchett fan really).
        With Neil Gaiman, I’d recommend starting with Neverwhere or Stardust, they’re both awesome. A lot of people also recommend American Gods, but it’s a bit epic and apparently different to a lot of his other stuff.

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