Hello, bookish lovelies!
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you all what has been going on with me and the blog lately.
Throughout 2016, I was struggling really badly with my fibromyalgia. I was seeing a pain clinic locally, and we tried a number of different medicines. Some gave me bad reactions, like making my vision super blurry (I couldn’t read!), and others did nothing for my symptoms. It was discussed on if I had bipolar disorder, and we tried meds for that. After seeing a psychiatrist in January of this year, we determined that no, I didn’t have bipolar, but I do have ADD. So I started some medicine for that. And it is helping a lot.
In March, I was informed that I would be losing my health insurance. So I went back to the pain clinic and made a last ditch plea. A medicine they had been wanting to try me on for a while was finally available again, so I started taking it. And finally, everything isn’t such a struggle any longer. I still don’t have health insurance, but I have a medicine that works.
Because I am now facing paying my medical bills every month again, I have set up a Ko-fi account. If you like my content and are wanting to support me, every little bit helps!
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
Taking place this weekend (April 29th), I have signed up for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon again! I will be posting here, and over on my Twitter about my escapades, so feel free to check in on Saturday while I read my way through 24 hours.
I was asked to be a panelist at Keycon, a Winnipeg Science Fiction and Fantasy literary convention. I am super excited to be providing two panels and a round table discussion! The convention takes place on the May long weekend (May 19 – 21) and what I am providing is a panel on Book Blogging 101, Advanced Book Blogging, and a round table discussion with local authors about how to interact with book bloggers. I will be posting details when my times are announced, and after the actual panels, I will be posting the information I shared in the panels.
New Blogging Series
In posting about why I am still reading problematic books, I started thinking about a new series of blog posts I want to start. The series will be called Great Debates. I will be posting about issues currently facing the bookish community, and aiming to do so in a neutral way before providing my personal opinion. Some topics I have planned are Intent vs Impact and Objective Reviews.
Spoiler alert: I am very behind on reviews. I have been reading the books, but not writing the reviews. I am working on getting reviews back on track, though. With my health struggles and stuff, I got so far behind that I didn’t know where to start, but now that I am feeling better, I am really wanting to do more with the blog.
Used Book Sale
So, that is it, bookish lovelies! That is your update post for today. Are you as excited for some of this stuff as I am??