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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!

*throws confetti*

(Liz is on the right)
(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!**

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Update of the Blog (and my life)

So…. I said I was making a comeback right? Well… life got in the way. AGAIN. The move was more time-consuming than I had imagined. Unpacking twelve boxes of books (and that’s not counting the school books I’ve collected over the years and my mom’s reference books) was very time-consuming and well unpacking the rest of the house too. (I haven’t been able to organize my shelves yet, I just threw the books on them and it makes me sad. My babies are misplaced in the incorrect order. *cries*)

My cousin came over last weekend and she brought her three little munchkins with her. I love them, but they did not let us get any reading done. (I got her into reading the Divergent trilogy and she’s hooked. She’s gonna hate me when she finishes Allegiant though…) So another weekend without reading a book. Hopefully this weekend (I have nothing planned) I will be able to get some reading done and actually finish a book. I’m in the middle of 4 right now. (I know, I know, shame on me!)

I do promise I will start posting more often. My goal is twice a week. At least a review and a meme (most likely Top Ten Tuesday).

To those who are still following me, thank you for continuing to follow me even though I haven’t posted new content in several weeks. For the new followers I’ve miraculously obtained, thank you for following me even though my posts are scattered at best right now.

Hope you’re all having a great week and have a wonderful weekend!

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I’m still alive. I promise.

Hello Fellow Readers and Bookworms,

First I want to let you all know that I am alive and well! After Contemporary Conversations ended, life decided to get busier and I was also feeling a little burnt out, so I decided to take an unplanned hiatus from blogging. I couldn’t even read. Ask Kayla (The Thousand Lives) or Anjie (Love Thy Bookshelf). They know how miserable I have been because I haven’t been able to read.

Kayla and I went to YALLWEST the second week of April and it was AWESOME. I was planning on writing a post, but life got in the way, and alas, there is not post. I’m still planning on writing one, but it won’t be as in depth as I had originally planned for it to be.

I do have good news though. I am over this horrible burnt out hangover and I can finally read again so some reviews are coming. So please anticipate them.

Sorry to all my fellow book bloggers whom blogs I have also neglected to read and have not commented on, but I’m coming back and hopefully with full force.

(Also, will be making a book haul post because when a book blogger can’t read, she buys an insane amount of books. )

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My nest is now empty

I write this post today to let you all know that Anjie who has been with me for a year and a half (I was by myself for the first seven months) has now flown away from the nest and has created a book blog of her own. While I am saddened that she has left my blog, I’m also very happy for her and wish her great book blogging success. I encourage you all to go check it out as she has already posted her first piece ever. Congratulations my dear!

Anjie’s Blog: Love Thy Shelf

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2 Year Blog Anniversary!

So, I am the most horrible person in the world. I FORGOT MY OWN BLOG ANNIVERSARY. The Talking (Blogging) Bookworm turned two years old on December 2014. I started this blog December 2012 when I was still a college student (I was in my senior year. This blog was my coping mechanism for the craziness that your college senior year is). It’s crazy to see how much it has grown in two years. I’ve met some of the best people because of this blog and that only pushes me to continue this and to not stop blogging anytime in the near future. My second year wasn’t my best. Entering the working world was much harder for me that I realized, but I’m back and I’m here to stay.

I want to thank everyone who has read my reviews and has followed my blog. I’m thankful for each and every one of you. You guys are one of the reasons why I keep blogging. Here is to a better third year! Huzzah!

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The Horror of Falling Behind – Bookish Edition

*cue ominous music*

Today, I’m going to talk about something that is difficult for me to discuss because… I will be telling the whole world that I have failed at something. What have I failed at? ARC Reviewing. How bad is it? Pretty bad…

One of the best things of being a book blogger is the chance of receiving ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies). You feel elated when you’re approved or contacted. It’s like YES, I have done something right with my life, but at a certain point you start to get a little complacent and before you know it BOOM it’s happening. You are way way behind.

It’s such a horrible feeling to know that these authors and publishers are counting on you and you’ve failed them by not posting the reviews on time. For not reading the books. I feel super super guilty.

I hardly ever request ARC’s on like NetGalley unless I know I have time to read them. I’m very careful to see what I am requesting and if it is realistic that I will be able to do what I am telling them that I can do.

What’s your opinion on this matter? Do you feel guilty or brush it off?