I will be back tomorrow with my first review of the year – Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson, which will also be the first review to feature the new badges and rating system. But, firstly I wanted to provide an update on the schedule of the blog for at least the next few months – I may change it up later in the year. I’ve also changed up the look a little with new headers and a new logo. 2021 may not be off to great start in general, but I am excited for what this year will bring, especially here on the blog!
These are features that will happen every week, regardless of whether I am posting a review or participating on a blog tour on those days.
Webcomic Wednesday: Something that I wanted to focus on this year was webcomics. My friend has been inundating me with recommendations for ages, and I would love the opportunity to support smaller and indie creators by drawing attention to their work.
Animanga Fridays: This was a feature I started last year, but was a little irregular with. My intention this year is to be a lot more regular, and to split this feature equally between Anime and Manga. Sometimes it will be full reviews, other times discussions, or just updates on what I’m reading and watching at the moment.
Indie Sunday: Again, this was a feature I introduced last year, and while I will be posting about indie books on other days, I am keeping the Sunday as a set day for Indie books. (In this case, this can be indie publishers or self-published books).
Book Review: Self-explanatory I hope.
Mini Reviews: I’m going to keep this feature going (with the new rating system), but only once or twice a month at most, as generally I prefer to ramble on about the books that I’ve been reading.
Blog Tour: I intend to participate in a few less tours this year, and focus on indie/self-published book tours, but I do have a few in the diary already.
Cover Reveal: Always fun to participate in, and I hope to do a few more of these this year, again focusing on the indie/self-published side of things.
Author Interview: This is something I really want to expand into this year.
Writing Update: As I mentioned in my 2020 Rewind post, I am focusing on getting my own novella reading to go out into the world. These updates will probably be about once or twice a month, and is to let you know what’s happening (and to hold myself accountable).
The final new feature for reviews is:
When I give the rating and the main highlight(s) -[writing, characters, worldbuilding, plot or fight scenes/Action}, I will also share one of my favourite quotes from the book in question. I kept it simple here for the example (otherwise I would have been highlighting everything as Darksoul is one of my favourite books of all time).
So there we have it, some more changes for the blog that I’m looking forward to bringing into play (and I may have had a little too much fun working on them.)