Announcement: 1 Month Hiatus – March

 

Hello all of my beautiful people. Veronica here.

You probably already know what I’m going to say just from the title. Liz and I will be going on a month long hiatus. As you’ve probably noticed, our posts have become less and less frequent and this is due to… life. I know this is not the excuse or reason you may have wanted, but we are currently both in one of the busiest times of our lives. While we are still committed to book blogging and continuing this 4 year tradition, we do need to take a month off in order to slowly get back into the swing of things.

This is for the sake of our sanity and feeling like we have a breathing moment.

We will be back in April with new content! I’m excited for this sort of sabbatical where I am not worried about the blog and can just rest and read leisurely. I believe that this will finally let me get out of the reading funk I’ve been in the past couple of months.

Thanks for being faithful readers and I am so excited for a future with all of you.

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The Talking Bookworm’s 4th Anniversary

Writers Corner

As I sit here in my classroom I reminisce on the past 4 years that I’ve had this blog. So much has happened. We’ve had changes in staff and other normal things, but we are still here and that is what counts.

The Talking Bookworm has evolved over the years to what it is today. Each year we grow in numbers and I hope you may agree in the quality of content as well. We cover more sub-genres than before and there has been more content on the blog compared last year and that is all thanks to Liz Brooks my co-blogger. The biggest change for the blog this past year was her presence and I am forever grateful she is a part of it.

Now, coming into the 4th year, I hope you will continue to visit this blog and be a part of our community. Thank you all for your constant support and love.

Here is to another fantastic year *raises glass* CHEERS!

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Editorial: The US Election

Hello Guys.

I feel like many book bloggers are taking hiatus’ because of the US presidential election results. I will not be taking one so please look forward to book reviews and other bookish posts.

My experience was a different one than most Americans as I am currently working abroad in a country that has good relations with the US. While it did not have the same impact as I am not currently living in America, I understand you all. Many of you know I am Mexican-American. That should tell you a lot about my opinion of Trump. But I am choosing to be optimistic. I choose to not be filled with fear and dread. The country my parents come from is a lot more messed up than the United States and even then I still love it.  You can either be a part of the change or whine and moan, and do nothing. I understand we all need to mourn and grieve. We need time to come to terms with what just happened. But I will tell you this. The United States is still a great country regardless of the people who live in it. We had a fair and square election which does not exist in many countries.

If you want to see change and a different America you need to act and be the change. Be optimistic. Inspire others to be the change. And the only way this will work is by loving those who disagree with us, our neighbors and our enemies. If we don’t do that, we are no better than them.

I hope you will continue to read this blog. This blog is neither Blue or Red, Republican or Democrat. This blog is here to talk about books and be a bridge that connects people across the world. In a way, we are an entertainment blog as well find books entertaining, which is why this is the last time I will mention anything political on here. I just needed to address such a big event on such a tense time in the history of America.

The world has its eyes on you America. Will the world be filled with hope or despair? What will you do? What will WE do?

With Hope,

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Where is Veronica? (Editor News)

Well hello my lovely readers. I hope you are all having a wonderful day.

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I just wanted to catch everybody up on why I have been MIA these past few months and more so this month. I know some of you have noticed that Liz has been reviewing books like crazy and you are sitting there wondering… where did Veronica go? It is time I updated you on my crazy life.

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These past few months have been hectic to say the least. I am working full-time, going to school, and getting ready to move again. Not sure if ya’ll remember I moved around this same time last year. And yes, I am moving again so soon. Thankfully I’ve found a new place to live, but because my apartment lease ends at the end of this month, I’ve been having to move stuff into storage as I am downsizing. My weekends have been full with packing, doing homework, and my daughter duties (gotta help out my momma).

I did find time to go to YALLWEST at the beginning of this month, but I have yet to make the post. This was my second year attending and it was wonderful. I wish I could have stayed in Santa Monica longer, but alas the real world waited for me.

This past weekend I was also out of town because I had to visit my grandparents. They live about 4 hours away so that alone constitutes a two-day trip. Weekend who? What’s a weekend?

The good news is that I will be done with my certification by the end of this month and I will be moving over Memorial day weekend, so I will soon find some peace and will be able to read again. Well, I am reading, but not necessarily for pleasure at the moment.

I will assure you that soon, the blog will go back to normal and you will all be seeing more of me again. There are also some exciting new features that will be coming to the blog and we have already started revamping the blog as well so it is easier for you guys to find older reviews. So many new things coming your way!

I want to thank everyone for sticking with us. We appreciate all of your comments, likes, views, and all of the love and support you show us. We couldn’t have asked for a better readership.

And as I close this out, I want to say I am very thankful for Liz, my co-blogger. In my times of need, she has been my rock and kept this blog going. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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HAPPY 3RD ANNIVERSARY TO THE TALKING BOOKWORM

Guys, I turn 3 years old TODAY!

As I meditate on the birth of this blog until now, I can only see the growth I’ve obtained as both a blogger and an individual. This blog has been with me through many milestones and I am glad this has been a constant in my life.

I would like to thank every single one of my readers and wonderful blogger friends for supporting me and reading my content. I wouldn’t be here today without you guys.

I want to do a little shot out to Emma (Miss Print), Anjie (Love Thy Shelf), Kayla (The Thousand Lives), and Andi (Andi’s ABC’s). You guys have been my rock through the years here in the book blogging community.

Also Liz, my co-blogger, thank you for taking time out of your busy life to do this with me. Don’t know what I would do without you!

And now to the most exciting part…

GIVEAWAY TIME!

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The giveaway will run from December 12, 2015 12:00am PST to January 11, 2015 11:59pm PST. And to answer the unspoken question many of you have, yes this is an INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY. The prize is 1 book with a maximum value of $15 US dollars. If you live in the USA, it will be shipped to you via Amazon. If you live outside the USA, I will be using Book Depository to purchase the book.

Thanks again for everyone’s support. I love you all!

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Welcome My New Co-Blogger

I have some big news. The Talking Bookworm is no longer a solo gig, but someone else has joined The Talking Bookworm family. Let’s all welcome Liz Brooks!

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(Liz is on the right)

I want to thank you all for tweeting my link and helping me  find a co-blogger. I’m really excited to be working with Liz and even more excited for you guys to see her upcoming content. Exciting new things happening here at The Talking Bookworm!!

You can now expect to see more YA sub-gentes being reviewed as a result of this partnership.

Who’s excited with me?! *raises hand*

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Would you like to be a Reviewer/Co-Blogger for The Talking Bookworm?

Hey Guys! I have some exciting news! I’m looking for someone to join The Talking Bookworm family. In other words, I’m looking for a co-blogger.

If you are interested in writing book reviews and becoming a part of The Talking Bookworm family then keep on reading.

You don’t have to be an experienced blogger, but there are some requirements.

Requirements

You are committing yourself to posting a discussion post or book review once a week.

You need to have a twitter!

You must be a YA literature fan.

Genre’s I’m hoping you can cover are:

YA – Fantasy/Paranormal
YA – Dystopian
YA – Historical Fiction

I read a lot of YA Contemporary, NA contemporary, YA Romance, and NA Romance, so those are covered for the most part, but that doesn’t mean you can’t review a contemporary book occasionally.

You will need to participate in Contemporary Conversations in March/April 2016.

If you are interested in joining the The Talking Bookworm family, please fill out the form below. I will be closing out the form 2 weeks from now, on Sunday, November 1st.

**Update: Application has been closed early. Thank you all for applying!**