I miss you guys. Bloggers, readers, people who built this blog and made it important to someone. It really is no secret that I love books and I love to read. I’ve done thousands of reviews. Some for books I loved and couldn’t wait to tell you about, some for books I warned you to avoid. But, seasons change and so do circumstances, and after careful consideration, I’ve made a decision.

I will no longer be accepting book review requests.

This is not to say that I don’t appreciate all the great books that have come my way over the years. I’ve made a lot of lasting friendships and forged a lot of literary bonds. I’ve also found some great books because you have sent them my way, but the truth of the matter is, I have no life.

I will still be reviewing occasionally, but only books of my own choosing. I’ve got a huge library of books I’ve bought, books on Netgalley and books that I’m not even sure where they came from and I’d like to get to those. I’m also following a bit of a different career path at the moment.

I intend to finish up the stack of reviews I’m working on now, so you will see reviews here for a while, likely in abundance as I’ve a lot of them I’ve agreed to review, but after those, it will only be occasional.

I am trying to return to wordpress by lightening the load. I miss you Pam, Charles, Susan, John, Chris–I miss having time to read your blogs and make comments. I guess you could say I remember what this whole blogging thing is about. People.

I will still be doing promo here and will do what I can to help authors achieve their goals and gain an audience for their hard work, but I won’t be accepting requests. This may only be for a while, this may be permanent.

I love you all for your support, inspiration and wonderful ideas that you’ve shared with me over the years. I also love my four boys and my incredible fiance. They deserve some face time as well, and I just can’t do that when I’m always busy reading and reviewing.

Thank you for understanding, and if you don’t–then let me send you a thousand or so review requests for my books and we can go grab a coffee when you finish answering your emails and reading my stuff. (Trust me when I say it takes a special kind of stupid to get through some of my books.)


I shall now go do a few reviews to make this post seem rather pointless. After I amend my submission guidelines.





31 thoughts on “Ch-Ch-Ch-changes

  1. Ionia, what can I say? I owe you my world. You found me in the mush at the bottom of the wordpress pit and lifted me out, gave me support, confidence, and encouragement. I do miss the banter and all the things we were admonished for by many who just didn’t quite get it. (Like the underexposed parts of the picture that less revealing than it’s entirety.) You make me laugh, you make me smile. I understand how hard it is to divide yourself in this world with an ounce of sanity remaining. You’ve introduced me to a variety of authors, and I treasure our friendship. Cheers! To success in all you endeavor.

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  2. Omigosh! I miss you too Ionia! I miss the chats we used to have for hours on end on Hangouts! You and Charles really helped me get foot into the blogosphere, and I probably wouldn’t still be blogging if it weren’t for you! I know we don’t communicate as much as we used to, but you’ll still hold a special place in my heart! You’re a true friend Ionia, and I hope we get to talk more soon! šŸ˜€ x

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  3. I don’t blame you in the least Ionia, I never really understood how you could do so many reviews and still have a life. You’ve done a whole lot for a lot of people and you deserve to focus on yourself, your children and of course Julian. I hope you have been well.

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  4. You go girl! Oh, I love your writing, your spirit, your sense of humor. And your wisdom. What is most important are the people we love. I’m so glad to have met you through your blog. Do keep blogging. I find your wisdom encouraging for my own life.

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