Don't do it.
In light of events recently brought to light I've decided to make a few changes.
I've thought long and hard about my decisions and I haven't made them lightly.
I AM NO LONGER:
Officially participating in The Story Siren's Debut Author Challenge.
I have removed the button from my sidebar and I have reworked my original challenge post.
(I have tried to delete my link from the challenge page sign up post but have been unable too do so)
Still be keeping track of debuts I read because, DEBUT AUTHORS ARE AWESOME!
Still challenge myself to read as many debut authors as I can in 2012.
I AM NO LONGER:
Going to post books I've received under the "In My Mailbox" meme
Still share with you books I've added to my collection each week but I'll do it without any affiliation to a particular meme and / or blog. I don't see anything wrong with this as one of the reasons I started this blog was to share and my Sunday posts will be just that - a sharing.
I've made some changes to the people I follow, subscribe to and 'friend' in various social media outlets (Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook etc) and while I will not be getting into particulars here, I am always open to honest, respectful conversations about...well...anything really.
I almost NEVER speak out on issues / drama / controversy that happens in the book blogging world.
I almost NEVER speak out on these types of things as they come up in my real life.
I'm not about the drama - I'm about living life to it's fullest and for me, a full life is a life full of books.
I felt that I couldn't keep absolutely silent this time however.
If anyone wants to discuss these decisions and changes I've made I would love to hear from you! Email me, please.
I also feel the need to say - if this post sounds a little colder and / or more serious then posts you are used to from me - the effect is intentional. I'm upset and disheartened by recent events and I'm trying to take a logical and fair approach to everything.
No worries - I'll be back to my old care free, crazy, off the wall self soon!
Thanks for listening guys!