From the lack of activity here and elsewhere on the web, as well as a landing page announcement here and a Facebook notice we were going out of business a little over a month back, things weren't looking so great for Contented Comfort. However, the driving force behind that lack of activity and the notices evaporated a couple of weeks back, so the plans being put into motion to close up shop were halted!
We missed out on this year's Rocket City NerdCon, for which we're all sorry, but Contented Comfort is still alive and kicking. We've hit a bit of a speed bump with the events of the past four months, but C. L. and I are working to get everything back on track and better than ever.
I've been doing book reviews over on the A. B. England author site and Goodreads for about a year now. I don't write reviews for the books in the Contented Comfort store because, well, they're all written by me, or potentially by members of my family if and when the time comes. Still, I would like to have more to do with books here on the website because they are an integral part of the idea behind this company's founding because there's just something comforting about curling up with a good book.
Therefore, I'm planning to start publishing book reviews here as well, starting with the four I've done so far over the next few months and adding in news ones as they come. To that end, today I want to tell you about the rubric I use to grade books and how to translate the number of stars given in the reviews.
I don't want this blog to just become some place where I talk about the soap constantly. I want it to be helpful for those of you who come to read the posts. Therefore, what do you want?
I posted my first book review on Contented Comfort's sister site yesterday. It is the first in a planned series of reviews I will publish on my author's website. Most, but probably not all, of the books will fall somewhere within the science fiction or fantasy genres. So if you like those kinds of books and would like to find a few new authors, make sure to go subscribe.
I will post new reviews as I finish the books. I am dyslexic and juggle several different roles, so once a month might be as frequent as I can muster unless the books are short.
For the past couple of years, I've posted all the store information and updates to Diary of a Work-at-Home-Mom, a blog I've had for more than seven years now. However, I believe it is beyond time for Contented Comfort to have its own dedicated blog. Therefore, I've set this one up.
I'm not going back and archiving all the old posts because it would clutter up the feed here. If you're interested in seeing where the store has come from in the past, you can find those posts here.