The old song “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes” is going through my head right now. I have some big news for all of you and I hope it is well accepted. If not it is still something I have to do for myself and this blog. I have been blogging at Bookalicio.us for two years now and I have been considered one of the top YA bloggers. I hope that I have done a lot as an evangelist for book blogging and for adults who like to read YA fiction. The first year I blogged I didn’t accept any ARCs at all, and I really didn’t get offered a lot. In the beginning I was a mix of genres and after I had my son YA seemed to win out and I think it was mostly due to the amount of time I had to read and the ease of the book.
I came home to Virginia this past week and began looking through my bookshelf. It was mostly non-fiction and literary fiction and I wondered why I do not read to challenge myself anymore. I will always have a special place in my heart for MG and YA and will still be reading and blogging quality fiction from this genre, but only sometimes. I have not been overly happy with Bookalicious for some time. Too many YA blogs, a lot of drama in this scene, and too many books. If I was reading on schedule I would still be back in August. My beloved blog feels like a job, and I feel I have read for myself at all this, and I haven’t. I am beginning to resent every book I pick up because I need to because the release date is approaching. I am beginning to hate the books I had to skip because I just didn’t have time, and slated them back for paperback release. I am beginning to hate reading because it is not fun anymore. Being a queen of YA isn’t fun anymore. Any ARCs that float in will go on to other brilliant YA bloggers that I love.
So this will be a transition. I have some YA and MG books through April or so and I will continue to read and blog those. However I will be reading and blogging literary fiction at the same time and eventually the blog will be predominately featuring this genre. I am very excited that my first ARCs will be from Amy Einhorn Books I know Candace from Bfishreads.blogspot.com is a big fan of this imprint and that excites me.
So again I hope you stick with me, even you YA-fans because I still have things to say, I still have open letters to write, vlogs to act like an idiot on. The review content may be changing but Pam is still Pam no matter what she is reading.