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Red House Books is going through a bit of a update!

I've always had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted this space to be but I've been detoured from my path by...lots and lost of other people's opinions and ways of doing things...

I'm committed to this little chunk of the interweb but I've also branched out into other places so! Now it's time to think of Red House Books as more of a hub of all things me! And Me is a hell of a lot of book love!

Stay tuned!


Thursday, September 29, 2016

It's not just about the books...

So, if you follow this blog you might remember that I took a yearish long break a while ago. Nothing major happened to force me to stop blogging I just kind of...got bogged down by it all - you know?

In any case, I missed it and last year I started up again and I'm loving it (again).


I told myself I would take it easy, make it simple - -which, for some reason translated into review only posts.

Ok - so tour stop and book blitz posts also but really, the only content I have been 100% generating myself have been reviews.

And for a while now I've been of the mind set of 'well, there is nothing wrong with that, I mean this is a book REVIEW blog - of course it should contain reviews of books'

And I wasn't wrong...but I also wasn't right.

I guess the simplest way to state it is - I'm boring myself.

With 98% of the content being reviews...I don't feel like I'm actually sharing that much.

IRL I'm a total introvert. Very private and very shy. I don't like talking about myself and when I have to I do a terrible job and I think this has lead me to sort of hide in the shadows a bit - on my own blog!

What does all of this mean?

I'm going to try something different. I'm going to take that simple, easy, no stress, no nonsense attitude I have about reviewing and a apply it to...well...everything else about this blog that isn't reviews.

Hopefully this means more content -- content that I want to write and hopefully content that you want to read. Nothing too structured at the moment but I might need to work on that ;)

Anyway! I'm excited to take this (mostly mental) step in my blogging life.

Wish me luck?

Happy Reading everyone!


  1. Looking forward to it! Hello from a fellow introverted mostly reviews writing blogger!

  2. I think that that is great! The blogosphere is an easier place, I think, to share about yourself- especially because if you regret it you can always delete the post. I've thought of trying to work more personal details into my book reviews as well. How does this book relate to my life etc Good luck!

  3. *wishes you ALL the luck!* this is your space online and you do whatever you want with it! I know what you mean about being private--I did the same thing when I was book blogging. I don't think I ever showed a picture of myself on my blog and I rarely mentioned anything about myself--even less if it wasn't directly book related. But you learn as you blog more that it's totally fine to branch out and it reinvigorates you and your content!

  4. Aw, good luck!! You can do it! I mean, I think that if you are being true to yourself, it shines through, so it sounds to me that you are going to have a TON of success with it! I used to write reviews the way I thought I was "supposed to", and I wasn't having any fun. When I stopped being so rigid and just did whatever I wanted everything fell into place, and it was something I enjoyed rather than dreaded- so I really hope the same happens for you! I really think it will, too! ♥


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