Friday, March 16, 2018

The News is Sad Tonight


I was somewhat idly scanning my Facebook feed and came across a post from my friends at Litfuse Publicity Group informing their blogger network that they are closing. I am so sad to see this. I've so enjoyed working with the staff at Litfuse. They offered a wide-ranging array of books to review and were friendly, efficient and all around great to work with. I searched my posts and saw that I started working with them in 2014 and reviewed 29 books, including the beloved classic novel, Christy. I've still got one more title to review later this month -- I'll keep the title for a surprise -- and that will be a review and a giveaway.

Thanks, Litfuse for great books to read, fun genres to explore and hope and encouragement from inspirational titles. You introduced me to new authors --  Sarah Sundin -- comes to memory immediately and you gave us all happy hours of reading. Many, many thanks! I will miss you.


In addition to Litfuse, I received an email this week that Blogging for Books would be closing in April. I didn't work with them as much as I worked with Litfuse, but I had the good fortune to review books for them as well. Thanks, too, friends at Blogging for Books.

I know that the only thing that is constant in life is change, but seeing two book blogging groups closing doesn't portend well. I worry about the future of blogging, but as long as there's a format I plan to be right here in Buttercupland. I will be looking for new opportunities for book reviews and will continue to share titles that I believe my friends in Buttercupland will enjoy. One occurred by serendipity today, but that's a post for another day.

It's still winter, which seems to be lasting eternally. I know that in two weeks it will really feel like spring, but these last days of winter seem endless. I love living in New York, but I have a bit of envy for my friends in warmer climates at this time of year.

As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care.       

8 comments:

Theresa said...

I am sorry to hear that for you. I hope you can find some new book review sites. Enjoy your evening dear friend, I promise Spring is just around the corner:).

Chatty Crone said...

I am sorry to see both of them going too - blogging is changing - I can tell since I have come back.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Here today, gone tomorrow seems to be the thing today. Everything changes so quickly and the next big thing has a minimal shelf life. I hope you find another site where you can review books.

TARYTERRE said...

i'm sorry to see these groups go by the wayside too. i know how much you liked them. hopefully something will come along to replace them.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to learn this, Carol. I do hope warmer weather arrives soon for you. Just remember that when we are struggling with hot, dry July, you will be comfortable! I wish you a delightful day.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I for one am certainly hoping that Blogger never goes away. Having gone through the closing of the AOL journals and finding Blogger, I am hoping this venue never leaves. But we know that all things change. And when one door closes another will open.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hate to hear of good things ending too. Enjoy your weekend sweet friend. Hugs!

Red Headed Book Lady said...

I too am sad to see them closing. I enjoyed wonderful titles from those two groups!
Best of luck Litfuse I will miss y'all