The Future of Novel Novice

Well hello there, strangers. Long time, no see ... You've probably noticed that it's been pretty quiet around here for a few months now. I have no big news to reveal as to the reason for that. I simply ... burned out. If you're a regular here, you know I've been feeling this for a... Continue Reading →

2019 Bookish Resolutions

I've never been big on making New Year's resolutions in the traditional sense; it always seems like a recipe for failure. Instead, I've tried to focus on more mindful changes about how I want to live my life, and while there's no guaranteed measure of success, I like using the changing of the year as... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 8 Years of Novel Novice

Today marks 8 years since Novel Novice first went live - though I've been blogging for more like 10 years, since I started on our now-retired sister site, Novel Novice Twilight sometime in 2008! It's hard to believe that I've spent so many years of my life working on this little book blog, and yet... Continue Reading →

Mystery Blogger Award

I was recently tagged by Books for the Living to participate in the Mystery Blogger Awards, and I couldn't resist such a fun opportunity. Here's how it works: Once you're tagged, add the award image to your blog List these rules Thank whoever nominated you & link to their blog Also mention & link to... Continue Reading →

7 Places to Donate Books & ARCs

The discussion about what to do with your old books & ARCs is not a new one, but it seems to be an on-going one. For bloggers, book reviewers, and authors -- and book hoarders in general -- the issue of purging old books from our collections is a constant struggle. I mean, firstly, we... Continue Reading →

Farewell, Book of the Month

The past few months have been busy ones here at Novel Novice, gearing up for and then revealing our new blog design -- which included a move to WordPress.org and implementing the amazing Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin from Nosegraze. (I'm still updating old reviews to be indexed with the new plugin.) I had a lot... Continue Reading →

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