Regular Hist-Fic Chick readers may recall a post I wrote back in January when I was craving change for the new year. I talked about setting out on a California adventure, and a month later, I blogged about moving to L.A. The change has become very real for me, and it’s certainly kept me busy and away from my home computer!
In the past two months I have:
1. Moved across the country from New York to Los Angeles.
2. Started a new job in a new industry.
3. Bought a car (in NYC you don’t need a car!)
4. Left everything that was familiar to me behind in favor of a completely new life.
That said, I’m loving this new life I’m living…but it has definitely kept me away from blogging, and I miss it! Now that that move is really official, I’ve found very little time for reading much of anything other than entertainment and lifestyle mags at the nail salon, as keeping abreast of what’s going on in the entertainment industry is an essential part of my new job. As some of you may have noticed, I haven’t posted many reviews of late. I have managed to squeeze in some HF reading and will post reviews in the coming weeks, but in general I am being much more choosy as to which books I have sent to me to review. This may change as time goes on and I get myself into more of a reading routine, but I just want to make readers aware that while I am definitely BACK as of this week, this blog is going to become less review-centric (though I’ve never been ALL about book reviews–more of a mix of art, culture, history, and literature, which will continue).
This week I will be back on the blog posting some guest posts, author interviews, and a list of hot historical fiction summer beach reads. And on Friday, I’ll be driving down to San Diego for the Historical Novel Society Conference along with Heater from The Maiden’s Court! I will be tweeting throughout the event, so you can follow me @AllieGreenwald if you’re interested in what’s going on there. It will be a really fun event with tons of my favorite authors in attendance…there’s even going to be a historical costume fashion show!