How is your year going so far? 2017 still feels a bit surreal to me. I live in the Washington DC area, and ever since Trump’s Inauguration, I’ve become a lot more politically active, whether that means participating in protests (there are so many protests) or making phone calls and sending letters to Congress.
What does that mean for my blog? Well, for starters, it means that there may be some growing pains as I try to find a sustainable balance between blogging, political engagement, work, and having a social life. I’m not going to stress if I fall behind, and I’m not going to feel guilty if I write mini-reviews instead of full ones. During January, I didn’t post as many full reviews as usual, although I did participate in half of a readalong (oops) and had some guest posts/cover reveals:
- [17 Jan] On the Sickle's Edge by Neville Frankel
- [23 Jan] The Fifth Petal (The Lace Reader, #2) by Brunonia Barry
During February, I’ve already got a few mini-reviews/reviews in the works. I plan on posting short reviews of Naamah’s Kiss and Death Vigil. I also recently read Caraval, a YA novel that’s kind of like The Hunger Games meets Austenland with a demented circus, and The Word for World is Forest, a thoughtful sci-fi novel about the lasting impacts of colonialism.
What have you read recently? Do you have anything exciting on your shelf?