Hello! It’s Paige!

Yes…it is me. Paige Turner. The owner of this blog.

Why in the world are you posting on a Sunday, Paige? You never do that!

I know…I know…but I have an important message and I don’t want it to get lost in the normal weekday posting.

So what’s the message, Paige?

It’s this:

I’m sorry.

A good friend of mine messaged me the other day and told me that frankly, she hadn’t been reading any of my promotion posts. (She didn’t start off we that, it came up in our conversation.) And truly, I don’t blame her.

I recently started college, as you probably know, and even though I’m two months in, I’m still trying to get a hang of time management. I panicked when I realized how heavy my workload is and I knew I wouldn’t be able to do the usual 3 book reviews a week.

I didn’t want my blog to become a wasteland, because I still love it dearly and I want it to continue, so I thought, Until I get on top of my work, I’ll occasionally do blog tours and book promos and cover reveals and whatever else, that way my blog will still have activity.

And so that’s what I did. But I overdid it. But I didn’t overdo it just for the sake of my blog being busy! I promise. I actually was really enjoying scheduling posts and choosing promos for books that I was interested in. I didn’t promote any books unless I was truly interseted by the synopsis and/or the cover.

I managed to read two books (I tried to do a third, but it didn’t work out) and I wrote the reviews for them, so I will be posting those next week. I’m easing off the promo posts, as in, I’m not signing up for more (or any) as much as I used to. I still already made some commitments, so I won’t back out of those, but please know that I’m going to spam you all a little bit less. The last thing I want is for an email/notification from Between Reality to come up and you just click delete without even looking.

Furthermore, I know I’ve said this before, but it doesn’t mean I’m any less sincere. I am writing articles so that I’ll have original content that isn’t just my book reviews. I have a few of them “written” and a few of them are drafts, but they’re on their way.

I have some other new ideas on the way too. Nothing concrete, but I would like to start upgrading my blog to include more content and maybe some other stuff outside of my blog that still has to do with book blogging. The only thing that stands in between me and these changes is time, but I’m about to show time who’s boss (I hope).

Thank you all for sticking with me through this huge change! I seriously do appreciate it.

Special shout out to Maggie @ Maggie’s Musings & TeacherofYA @ TeacherofYA’s Book Blog for all of their support and comments. Their blogs are awesome and I thank them both! ❤

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? I would love to hear them!

Making Adjustments

Guess what?

I’m in college now! I moved in a while ago and classes have already started. Which is a great thing! I’m loving it. What’s not a great thing is that I have a heavy workload. Academics always comes before extracurricular activities so Between Reality is going to have some spotty posting for a while until I get the hang of things.

I’m still going to post any guest posts or tours that I have already scheduled, but book reviews might not come as regularly as they used to.

Am I still reading books? Most definitely! I’m about 60% in a book that I downloaded a while ago, and I’m always downloading more books that I think are interesting. However, it takes me time to read and then find time to write the review. That’s why the reviews will be spotty, but it isn’t because I’m not reading!

I appreciate your understanding and I hope to get my schedule together soon!

Paige Turner

Full Bookshelf, Full Mind

Recovery Plans

Happy 4th of July!!!

I’m still recovering from the last two weeks so I couldn’t get enough energy to write up my next review. I hope to get back on track by tomorrow because it’s stressful to not have reviews lined up for this week. But, I didn’t want to just not post today, so this is what I decided to do instead: Give you all a sneak peak of what I have planned for the rest of the 2016 year (in no particular order).

Instagram. I want to start up an Instagram account and I have a few ideas on what I want to do with it that’ll let you guys have more of a say on what I read. I think it’ll be fun for you guys to choose!

My own content. This doesn’t go to say that what I’ve been posting isn’t my own content, gracious no. But…I want to start posting articles on here, so look out for those. They’ll be original, of course.

Other content. Guest posting!! I already have one guest post lined up with my good friend (and one of my favorite introverts) Maggie over at Maggie’s Musings (Check out her blog!) and we’ve been collaborating for a while. I want to have a guest post every now and then on my blog and I hope to get started guest posting on other blogs as well.

Giveaways. I want to host my first Between Reality giveaway. I don’t know when, but I’ve been doing my research for months now and I want to do that soon so keep an eye out. 😉

Logo. I may or may not have a new logo which I will be posting about very soon. Not to give any spoilers but I love it and it’s gorgeous…

Old new stuff. I started doing tags and Themed Thursdays, which I’ll be keeping up on. I love alliteration so that’s what Tagged Tuesdays and Themed Thursdays is a thing. Don’t be surprised if I post twice in one day, though. I promise not to spam you, however! I just have so much to say, will five days of the week ever be enough? We shall see…

Also, just a reminder, I’m participating in my first Readathon! Go vote so I know what you want me to read!

I have a few other ideas still, you know me, always trying to put forth something new. But I think that what I’ve given is a good taste of what’s to come. If you have any suggestions, always know that I’m open to hearing them!