Happy Sunday my loves! Last week I was over at There Were Books Involved and Nikki had this AH-MAZING post about ARCs and unnecessary feelings of obligation (seriously, check that post out!). This post screamed at me to adjust my perspective and stop forcing guilt on myself when it comes to ARCs, and trust me I am so bad at this! I’ll feel so guilty about not finishing an ARC which only makes me not want to read anything which of course doesn’t fix anything! It’s a vicious ugly cycle.
So, while reading said post I started feeling better about the whole “ARC debacle” and all was right with the world. Until yesterday when I found myself feeling guilty about the lack of YA reviews I (not Shelly cause Shelly kicks YA ass) have contributed lately. So I looked at my Goodreads to see when was the last time a YA book blew me away and you know what? I haven’t read a single YA book in 2015 so far.
I know I know…WHO AM I?! But all I’ve been reading is NA and Adult books and I’ve been feeling so guilty since RSR is a predominately YA book blog. Even though I know it’s fantastic to like a variety of genres. Even though I KNOW I shouldn’t feel bad. Even though a TON of these books are awesomesauce! I STILL FEEL GUILTY! Not guilty about the kind of books I’m reading. I wasn’t guilty about that. But I felt guilty about changing focus when RSR’s roots are in YA. You lovely readers have come to know (and like? understand?) our YA rantings. What does it mean for RSR? For our…readers? For my publisher contacts? I still like YA (wait till you see my The Sin Eater’s Daughter review!) but how can I make it all fit in a way that makes sense? Do you guys ever feel the pressure to focus on a particular genre? Tell me about it in the comments below!