Due to commitments in other areas of my life, I've had to make the decision to cut down on the amount of time I spend blogging. As of February 2011, I will no longer be accepting books for review.
While I will definitely miss the excitement of reading and reviewing books pre-publication, gradually I Was A Teenage Book Geek will go back to what it started out as: a place for me to talk about the books I bought for myself. The only difference being that, having been part of the YA blogosphere for a year and a half, my reading horizons have expanded dramatically. Thanks to the publishers who have kindly provided me with review copies over the past year and the wonderful bloggers whose posts I follow, I've discovered some new favourite authors, my genre preferences have shifted, and my tastes have become more varied. I'm immensely grateful for all of that, but since I'll be posting far less frequently I really wouldn't feel right about continuing to accept review copies.
I do have a substantial review book mountain at the moment, and I'll be working my way through that as usual. Beyond that? Who knows. I want to promote British authors, and I also want to promote authors whose books reflect the level of diversity I like to see in YA fiction, and we all know I love the Aussies so they'll be in there somewhere. In other words, I don't know what this blog will become, but I'm real interested to find out.