If you have noticed, I haven’t written an actual review in about two months. I have been in a writing slump with not only my own book but with my reviews as well. Don’t worry, I still have a lot of opinions and I have notes on all the books I have read and haven’t reviews. I don’t forget things easily when it comes to why/why not liking a book.
This is also due to me finally becoming active on Bookstagram and being sucked into that world. I’ve been neglecting Goodreads and my Blog and that is going to change with some time management.
The good news, is there are some changes going on involving Fables&Wren and The Cheerful Wednesdays that I want to share with you
If you have been with me from the beginning (so my Goodreads friends), you noticed that I am now Fables&Wren and not WrensReads. This is due to me wanting a more unique blogging name and wanting to change it before I have too many connections and book friends. Rebranding is hard, and one of the main reasons I have been in a writing slump.
With the rebranding, that means all my social media (Instagram, Twitter, Goodreads) have also changed with me. That also means that all my links have changed. That also also means that I need to go through all 1,000 reviews (that’s total on Goodreads and my Blog) and change all of those links since none of them are actually going to work anymore.
So, as you can see, that is a lot of work and I have been putting it off for far too long. On the bright side, I am going to put in some other changes within my reviews.
I am going to drastically change my rating scales. I have way too many five/four star reviews that are not at the same level as other five/star reviews. All books are going to start out at 03 stars, instead of starting out at 05 stars. Then it will either raise or lower depending on how I feel about the book.
05 Stars → I’m obsessed with this book
04 Stars → I really liked this book
03 Stars → This was an enjoyable book
02 Stars → This was an okay book
01 Stars → I did not like this book (possble DNFs)
I feel like this will be more clear to people which books are the best and which one’s are not according to my own feelings.
The second thing I am changing about my reviews is the usage of GIFs. I love GIFs, but I feel as if they sometimes take away from the actual review itself. With that said, I am going to be using those far less than I had before.
The third thing is that I’ll be post 02-03 times a week. These post will be Top Tuesdays, Reviews, Bookish Post, Author Interviews, and so on. I don’t want to bombard anyone’s inboxes everyday, so I thought that was a good amount of post for a week.
The last thing I will be doing is posting links to the rest of the series within a review so the reader can easily see my thoughts and feelings on the rest of a series without having to hunt for them.
The Cheerful Wednesdays
This is the book club I co-run with some local girls. I have divided up the tasks to the other lovely Wednesdays which will give me more time to work on Fables&Wren. I am still having a hand in everything and helping out and everything of the sort, but this provides me with some more free time to do other stuff. Mel is running the Instagram Page and Aleta is running the Twitter. It’s going to be a hit!
I am going to be making a few fun pages for you guys. I’ll have a page with book blogs that I follow and some other stuff like that.
That’s about it for me today. What are your thoughts on my changes? Good? Too much work? That’s my thoughts, but I’m a perfectionist and sometimes things need to be done so you can move forward!
Thank you for your patience on all of this, I really do appreciate your love and support!
Keep Reading, and Stay Weird,