|Obligatory fireworks photo!|
2015 has been quite a busy year for me, and I admit that it could've been better. But! All of that's behind now as we're two weeks into the new year, and I am so excited for this year because for me this is the year of changes.
But first, I'd like to thank all those who made 2015 a little bit less lonely, bearable and enjoyable. To my blogger friends, you have been the light of my 2015 and I hope to share 2016 with you all and make more amazing memories. To the publicists, publishers and other bookish groups and people who have worked with me despite of my massive reading slump, thank you for being patient and understanding! And to the lovely authors I've met, you made my bookish dreams come true!
I wanted to start my year right, so I am unloading some books and giving them away to other people. I am selling some too. If you are interested, check the sneak peek below:
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I spoke of changes, and there are two major changes that will happen to me (and the blog), which are:
I am going to be more active this year.
By this I mean setting a realistic goal on my Goodreads challenge for starters. 25 books! Because I'm pretty sure I won't be able to read 100 books a year anymore, what with my schedule and life eating a huge chunk of my time. But I will definitely read more than I have last year, and that means more blog reviews! I am also formulating new content and features to post to slowly revive the blog and ease myself back to my usual blogging routine.
I'm doing more of what I love.
It's a given that I love reading, and if you've been hanging around and seeing my tweets last 2015, I'm basically harping about YA books and manga. Long story short, I am opening another blog where I will be posting everything manga and anime related. I wanted to have a place where I can pour my thoughts into, thus the new blog. If you have time, drop by Shiro Reads. (I'm very creative with the name, obviously.) I will be linking the blog later as I'm still fixing things but it will be up this weekend!
And no, having this new blog doesn't mean I am quitting being a YA book blogger. My manga review blog will be updated yes, but it won't be as active as Amaterasu Reads will be, as this blog will be my priority. But I would love it if you follow me there! I'll add links to my Twitter and Instagram accounts for Shiro soon.
And with that, I am ending this post. I'm looking forward to all the exciting things 2016 has in store for me and for both blogs!
How has 2016 been so far for you?