Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Changes in What I Review

(Totally random picture of Clifford, the Big Red Dog from Scholastic)

Since I've been back from BEA and the Book Blogger Convention I have been thinking a bit about what my blog is all about and how to market it. I feel I am pretty successful right now where I stand. I am happy with my following and the sincere and wonderful comments from my lovely fellow bloggers. Sure it would look neat to have 1000s of followers and do lots more stuff but as a SAHM who works a lot during the weekends, I just don't have that time.

What I do want to keep doing is have fun but also show more of me on this blog. Since I've started last July, I said I would review everything I read, regardless of genre. With that I have also explored a lot of genres that I would not normally read and have made some wonderful contacts at new and exciting publishers. I am very grateful for that.

But when it comes down to it, my shelves are piling up and many wonderful books have been waiting for me for...(cough) years to read. So I have decided to read and review only my favorite genres. This will include also what I will be accepting and considering for review from publishers, authors, and publicists.

My favorite genres are:
Literary Fiction

I will also occasionally read and review some children's and parenting books with the help of my little kiddo. He is now into THUMBS UP so we'll see what he has to say about some of these books.

I have since changed this info on my Contact Page and kind of started to spread that message at BEA and the Book Blogger Convention. I have received a few requests already that fit where I want to go and focus on.

Though I enjoy reading Young Adult and Romance and will continue to read them, I will not be reviewing anymore titles on this blog. There are so many lovely bloggers out there that concentrate and review these genres so well, I'm going to leave it to them!

I hope you all continue to stop by and read what I have to say. I hope my passion for reading and reviewing will continue to come out at Red Headed Book Child.

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

What ever makes you happy is cool by me ;)

Ryan said...

I'll be here no matter what you review. You are a fantastic blogger and one that I plan on following for years to come.

Rachel said...

I can't wait to read more of your literature reviews! Good for you for narrowing your focus, and driving your blog the way you want it to go!

Julie said...

Good for you! Those are my favorite genres as well. I rarely read YA and never read romance. So I look forward to reading all of your future reviews! :-)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Find your niche and run with it.
And I'm glad my YA series is done now. (wink!)

toothybooks said...

I'm glad you're going to continue reviewing mystery/thriller and memoirs as those are my favorite genres as well. looking forward to what you have in store for us!

Jenny said...

Well, I love those genres so I'll be stopping by... but I would continue to read your blog no matter what genres you reviewed, lol!!

Unknown said...

Those are my favorite genres too, so you gotta fan here! You're right, there are so many YA bloggers who do a fantastic job reviewing those books.

Sometimes you've just got to narrow it down and go with what feels right.

So far, the only time I veered off in the YA direction is when I read The Book Thief, but I had no idea it was YA until afterward. Loved it, by the way :)

Marie Cloutier said...

:-) I think it's important for sanity and peace of mind to regain control over the tbr pile once in a while. I've really cut back on what I take or buy- it's hard sometimes but there's only so much. It was great to meet you at BEA too- I had a blast talking to you! :-) I hope you keep us posted on your library adventures.

Christine said...

Good for you for more specifically defining your book blogging. I think it will help you stay focused. If you're into being focused... LOLOL ha ha ha. ;o)