Saturday, May 18, 2013

Saturday Updates

Dear Awesome Readers of Ensconced in YA:

I have several important updates to tell you all.

1. It grieves me to tell you this, but because I need to start studying for the Pediatric Boards, I've realized I'd better cut down on my reading/blogging to focus more on that. We all know what I'd rather be doing! I'll be back to full time starting November 1st. These are the changes until then that you'll notice:
- The sections that will be on hiatus until then include Rants, Writing, and Tips, as these are the most time consuming to put together.
- I will post 2-3 times a week instead of 6 times a week.
- I will continue to post reviews and interview/giveaways, just less frequently.
- I am not accepting review requests from authors I have not worked with until after November 1st. For those authors I have worked with in the past, I will accept their new novels or sequels (however, all books MUST be YA or NA).

2. I will be opening a new blog, Ensconced in Literature after November 1st. It will focus on my adult reads. Thanks for voting and supporting this new adventure! This blog will only be a part time blog, but will be able to showcase some great adult indie writers that I've had the pleasure of reading and reviewing their books. There will also be giveaways :-) I will probably only be posting once a week on this blog, and there will be a link from Ensconced in YA to Ensconced in Literature.
-After November 1st, I'll agree to review SOME adult literature-- I will be very selective.

3. Please join me via Bloglovin' as GFC is going down the drain July 1. I'm so sad about this! But I want you all to continue following!

4. One of my favorite indie reads of the year thus far was Torched by Andrea Colt. If you weren't one of the lucky winners in her giveaway last week, you can pick up your own copy for only 99 cents through Monday!
Link to Amazon for Torched by Andrea Colt

5. Also, check out this awesome giveaway by A Reading Nurse: She's giving away the entire Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins SIGNED!
Hex Hall Giveaway

6. And this one: the entire Matched trilogy set by Cafebiblioart! You know you want to get your hands on this!
Matched trilogy giveaway

7. Another one at Cafebiblioart: Kindle Fire HD!
Kindle Fire Giveaway

Thank you all for being so supportive. This has been an amazing year! :-)
Christina

11 comments:

  1. From what I've read GFC is NOT going to be ending July 1 (just Google Reader) because they are different things. It's still a good idea to get people to switch obviously but it's not quite as urgent.

    Good luck with your studying-sounds super intense!

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    1. Good point-- although it was a really bad sign that I saw it completely taken down from Blogger when I was setting up my new blog. They only have an option for Google + now. I'm nervous to start that up as the same thing may happen to it. LOL!

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  2. Good luck with your studies!

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  3. Good luck with your studies! I'll be here in you're posting once in a while or full-time. Thanks for blogging and introducing me to so many new books. :-)

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    1. Thanks so much!!! I'm glad some of you will keep stopping by :-)

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  4. Can I just say that it's BEYOND incredible that even though you'll be engrossed in getting through your Peds boards, you're still going to do this 2-3 times per week? Kudos to you and I thank u, I've only discovered your blog about 6 months ago but I truly love it .<3

    Good Luck on those boards!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's readers like you that make this totally worthwhile :-)

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  5. Can I just say that it's BEYOND incredible that even though you'll be engrossed in getting through your Peds boards, you're still going to do this 2-3 times per week? Kudos to you and I thank u, I've only discovered your blog about 6 months ago but I truly love it .<3

    Good Luck on those boards!

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  6. Can I just say that it's BEYOND incredible that although you face studying for your Peds Boards, u still plan to post 2-3 times per week?

    Kudos to you and I thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. :-)

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  7. Christina!! Thank you so much for the wonderful shout out! And congratulations for reaching this point in your education career! This must be an exciting time for you, your last hurdle. I cannot compare nursing school to preparing for your boards, but I too struggle with joggling what I should be reading with what I want to be reading. But honestly I am so excited for you. :)

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  8. Holy Moses, girl!! I still am amazed that you've been able to find time up to this point to be such a rockstar blogger with what you do every day, but... to be studying for your Peds Boards and still have time to post 2-3 times a week?! You're even more superwoman than I thought!! I wish you the best of luck with studying; it is clear from how much you put into this "hobby" that you are not afraid of hard work so I have no doubt you will pass with flying colors -- although, as my friends and I liked to remind each other when studying for the bar exam way back in the day, you ONLY NEED TO PASS!! Flying colors are nice and all, but definitely not required!! ;)

    GOOD LUCK!! We'll all be here to encourage you along the way if you need it!

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