I quit. No I don’t mean I quit blogging. I quit trying to stay up-to-date with all the YA books that have come out or are coming out this year. One, it takes money which can get expensive. Two, it takes a long time at the library. Yeah those waiting list can be hassle. Especially if a book is hella popular. Sometime you will be waiting up to a month or longer. Plus, I like reading on my own time. The two week borrow time is annoying. So yeah I quit.
On to next order of business, I will be making changes to my blog. The reason being is because I’m not getting enough traffic. Yes I have the followers but I desperately want the interaction. I need to know—rather I want to know if I’m doing things right. Being a Virgo we often try for perfection. Yes I know there is no such think but tell my brain that lol.
So slowly but surely I will be changing thing about my blog and what I post. One thing I have in mind is my love of quotes. Every Monday I will post a quote I love from the many books that I’ve read. Many might come from YA because yeah I read that a lot.
Tuesday-Thursday will be my reviews (which will be totally different). I’ll explain that in a bit. On Fridays I want to do something called CB Confessions. Basically, I will be confessing book related things. I mean you won’t believe some of the things I have to tell you. On Saturday-Sunday will be rest. I don’t usually post on those days anyway.
Now about my reviews. I’m going against the grain since its so much competition. I mean many of the YA blogs post and review the same books. All the popular books that everybody talks about. I must be real with myself—this shit is hard. Especially with the well establish book review bloggers out there. No way would people even look at my blog if they already read the review on another. So I’m going to be blogging about the less known or slightly less popular ones. It doesn’t mean that these books aren’t good, it’s just that many bloggers aren’t talking about them. I want to do my part in showing support to books that are great and phenomenal but get overshadowed.
On top of that I will be doing a challenge for myself. Since my one year blog anniversary will be happening in September, the same month as my birthday I want to something extraordinary. I’m not the first to do this but I’m challenging myself to blog only about Diverse books. Diversity in YA and literature are important to me. Still I can’t help but think that I can do more.
Without realizing it I most often than not skip over Diverse books and go straight for the popular, most talked about books that everybody else is hyping. I’m trying to change that because as a WoC I know how important it is to be presented in a good light. With I have a lot of research to do and how to get others evolved. So don’t be surprise when I ask a whole lot of questions pertaining to diversity in YA.
A year of Diversity is what I plan but I hope it can extend pass that. Anyways, as September gets closer the more details I will have about my challenge. For not that’s it.
My rant/rambling is complete.
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