Hello. It’s me.

Hi everyone! Long time no see!

Over the course of the last week I’ve received a number of concerned comments, tweets and emails from readers about Pop! Goes The Reader’s recent inactivity. While I announced the blog’s January hiatus on Twitter, I felt it was important to also offer a short explanation here as well for those who may not follow me on social media.

The simple truth is: I need a break. I think the fact that it took me more than a week to write this one post is a shameful testament to that fact. I adore ‘Tis The Season: Authors Talk Holidays and can’t wait to do it all again next December, but I’ll be the first to admit that the event takes a great deal out of me. I spent countless hours organizing, coordinating, coding and scheduling both the event and the individual posts, even on Christmas day. As much as I wanted to hit the ground running with new content on January 1st, I had nothing left to give.

As much as I’m looking forward to some much-needed time to refill the creative well, another reason I’ve placed Pop! Goes The Reader on a short hiatus is because I’ll be hard at work behind the scenes catching up on my January ARCs, writing reviews, and creating all new content and features that I can’t wait to share with you upon my return. I’ve also partnered with the wondrously talented illustrator Vicki Tsai and designer Hazel @ Stay Bookish to help give Pop! Goes The Reader a fresh new look in 2016, something I’ve long wanted and will finally be making a reality this year.

2015 was a difficult year for me and I don’t know where I or Pop! Goes The Reader would be without those who stood up for me and stood by me when I needed it most. This blog is nothing without its readers and I can’t begin to express the depth of gratitude I feel for your continued kindness and support. The new year holds within it an endless number of possibilities – to learn, to change, to grow, to create, to experiment – and I can’t wait to do all that and more with you by my side. Thank you.

I’ll see you all in February!

10 responses to “Hello. It’s me.”

  1. Chasia Lloyd says:

    *huuuuugs!!!* Can’t wait to see you back when you’re well-rested! Take care!
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  2. Holly J says:

    I hope this break is just what you need to refresh you! I cannot wait to see your new look and what you’ve got planned in February, and the whole year as well. See you in a little bit, Jen! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Julia E. says:

    I really hope you have an amazing January! DO THE AWAY MESSAGE THING xx

  4. Kathleen says:

    Jen
    So glad to know you are well and your posts will return. Enjoy some well earned R &R ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy New Year!

  5. Hoping you have a restful January! Looking forward to reading more soon! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Brenda says:

    Hope you enjoy your time away!
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  7. Hope you have a wonderful rest. Enjoy it! We all need to recharge and the beginning of the year is the perfect time to do it!
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  8. Leah says:

    x’s and o’s for days, you beautiful, lovely lady. There’s no doubt in my mind that ’tis the season is draining – you deserve a break! (& I cannot wait to see what you have in store for February!)
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  9. Cody says:

    Have a beautiful January! You really deserve it with all the Holiday Talks you did! Can’t wait to see you in Feb ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Skyler Martin says:

    Wow I love the new look!

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