If you’re anything like me then your TBR pile is unbelievably large and completely unintentional. I have complete series (that were released over years) on my Kindle, purchased already, that I simply have not gotten around to reading. Now, that’s fine for the author and the publishing house, they got their money from me 🙂 … but I haven’t gotten the pleasure of that money spent yet. Just sayin’ – it’s time for those books to get themselves read so I can be up-to-date when the newest release shows up and begs to come live on my Kindle.
I’m caught up on Anna J. Stewart’s Butterfly Harbor series (Oh, how I loved that one – the reviews are on the blog). I have the title released this year to get the review up for and then wait for the next release. So, one series down from that TBR tower.
Now, I’m going to start on Christine Rimmer’s The Bravos of Valentine Bay series. This one also has endured for years now, and every book that is out in the series (including the newest) is on my Kindle… binge-read ahead! (this is also going to count for my 2021Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge so Yay! for that) —BtB can be found here— 🙂
Just a reminder — don’t forget those books on your e-readers or your bookshelves. They might not be the newest release, but they are a brand new reading experience for you. So, don’t forget your books, they get lonely. *sad book’s face*
I discovered this weekly meme through Sophie at Balivernes who visited my blog recently. (Yes, I do wander around your sites when you visit mine) I would encourage you to visit Rukky at Eternity Books and Dani at Literary Lion (our hosts for Let’s Talk Bookish) and learn more about them and this weekly event. The sign-up page on Rukky’s site is HERE. On Dani’s site, it’s HERE
Although this particular blog is relatively new (I do have 4 active blogs), I’ve been blogging for about 7 years now. My main blog, Keeper Bookshelf, is 7 years old and my genre-specific, totally paranormal romance shifters site, Shifter Haven is about 6 years old. I’ve recently added two newer blogs, this one, Happily Ever After Romance, and Paranormal-y Romantic (which will feature all different sub-genre Paranormal Romance novels).
So, I’m not new to this, still discovering and learning new things every month it seems. And, oh yeah, there are definitely pros and cons to book blogging.
… Happily Ever After Romance is a newish blog, started in May of 2020. It is a sister site to my Keeper Bookshelf site that has been around for many years now. While KB focuses on current releases (bought & NetGalley ARCs) HEAR will focus on those long series that I’ve meant to get to but haven’t yet – the no-cost series starter/ first book in a series offers from Amazon – and those brand new series that I want to focus on here.
There are reasons behind the perceived madness – but we’ll leave that for now.
So, please, don’t think that HEAR is grabbing stuff from KB without permission – both blogs belong to me, and are, in a way, companion sites. (example: you’ll see Marsha’s Keeper Bookshelf on the Goodreads grids of books read because one account at GR, but many, many shelves)
To be frank, I didn’t have to explain myself… but someone emailed me stating that another blog was stealing my content. *eye roll* there is nothing here from KB except that name on the Goodreads book grid that I can’t get rid of! It was perhaps kind of this person but annoying as hell to try or have to explain the sister site concept to them.
In any event, that’s the explanation. Now. Go take a look around Happily Ever After Romance and let me know your opinion in the comments. It’s a growing romance review blog and will be around for years to come. 🙂