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Happy New Year with no resolutions. Again. Plus January New Book Releases I'm Dying to Read!

Happy New Year, my dear readers! 
May 2014 brings you much joy and excitement!

As a reader and a blogger I don't believe in New Year's resolutions, so like I did last year, I'm not making them again.

Instead I strive to achieve a balance in my reading, blogging and everyday living and tell you what I learned in 2013.

I was quite happy to reduce my blogging to 4 times per week instead of 7 in the last half a year. It allowed me to stay passionate about what I read and at the same time do other things that needed to be done.

I also stopped worrying about reading review copies and posting reviews before the publishing dates. I'd love to do that but if I don't feel like reading something straight away I'd rather let it rest until I'm ready. It makes it more enjoyable.

You also might have noticed that there is less guest posts and books accepted for review in general. To be honest I'd rather accept only books I definitely want to read and from the authors I've built rapport with. Otherwise I go on Netgalley/Edelweiss and choose something myself. The same goes for guest posts.

I find that one of the reasons book bloggers burn out quickly is because they force themselves to read and review something they didn't want to read to start with. I don't want to do that to myself and to you, guys.

 At last, due to moving to Portugal and starting farming I had to stop financing giveaways on the blog. This I most regret, but at the same time I have no money flow anymore to do so. I hope you forgive me for that, peeps, and know that any time the authors I like want to do a giveaway through this blog I am happy to accommodate. *grin*

This is it. If you want to make any suggestions for the next year, please do so. Is there anything you find unnecessary or cumbersome, anything you think I should add or get rid of? Please, tell me now and I take it under consideration. Happy New Year!






Now, here is what I'm dying to read among January book releases:

I've got Autumn Rose to review, and I'm absolutely dying to read Fury of The Demon but the rest I can wait to read. What about you?

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