May 2021 Update: Announcements!

Hello, everybody! Thanks for visiting! Now let’s get down to business.

Upcoming Reviews

I know I’ve been very bad about adhering to my plans for the month, in part because of school and in part because I am an incorrigible procrastinator. Now that things are winding down with school though, I’m hoping to establish a more regular schedule for posting. My goal is a minimum of three review posts per month with an interim period of seven to ten days between each post. Should I have time, I’ll post additional reviews. Here are the book reviews to look forward to this month.

Priorities

  • Firekeeper’s Daughter (Angeline Boulley): I’ve had this one on my review list for weeks now, but I’ve been taking my time with it because this book deserves a thoughtful review. This will be the next review I post. I promise.
  • Rule of Wolves (Leigh Bardugo): This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and unlike A Court of Silver Flames, I am far from disappointed in this book. If you haven’t read any of Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse books yet, please do so now. Her novels will change your life for the better. Plus, as amazing as Netflix’s Shadow and Bone is, the books are better. They almost always are.
  • Sightwitch (Susan Dennard): Susan Dennard is another one of my favorite authors – the Witchlands series is so phenomenally good – and Witchshadow will release next month! (I’d like to reread the rest of the Witchlands books after I finish Sightwitch, just to refresh my memory.)

Tentative Bonus Content

  • Rhythm of War (Brandon Sanderson): It’s daunting to contemplate the task of reviewing a twelve hundred-page book, but I’m going to do it soon.
  • One Life (Megan Rapinoe): This beautiful memoir helped me get through finals month.
  • The Lost Apothecary (Sarah Penner): I kept spotting this one on Goodreads and decided to give it a try. If nothing else, I at least wanted to know what everybody was talking about.

Website Makeover!

This blog was born of two driving factors: my love of reading and my lack of confidence in writing. It began as an exercise of attaching something I was passionate about to something that sometimes induces a cumbersome amount of anxiety in me. Eventually, I really came to enjoy writing for my blog for its own sake. As I’ve written more reviews, gotten more followers (thank you!), and become more serious about blogging, I have decided that I will give my site a facelift! Over the next couple of months, I’m going to invest in a custom domain and a logo, reorganize my website so that it’s a little more user-friendly, and do some minor housekeeping (e.g., fixing broken links or media, adding links, etc.). Please bear with me as I renovate!

Thank you again for stopping by. I am very excited about expanding The Book Hawk. Stay safe, everyone!

-Jamie

P.S. If you are eligible for the COVID vaccine in your country, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist and make a plan to get it! I was administered my first dose of the Moderna vaccine last month; I’ll receive my second dose next week.

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