Hi everyone! Most of you probably know that Smart Girls Love SciFi Romance will soon be closing its doors. This is a bittersweet event in my life. I am sad to see it go, but I rejoice in the time I have been affiliated with this blog.
Each week I have looked forward to Charlee’s rundown of new and recent releases and usually ended up adding at least one title to my TBR list. I was always entertained by Echo’s SF Obscure and her author interviews, which also had the same affect of growing my TBR list. And I have truly enjoyed sharing my books recommendations with you. I hope some of you found something that caught your interested.
The end of Smart Girls is more than just an ending. The last year has been quite eventful for me and this is just one more event leading to other things. Now I will be spending my energy in other places. The first place is my new job. After 30 years as an information technology professional, I retired in January. But I knew I was not the sit-at-home type, so I immediately began looking for a new job/career. Let me tell you it is not easy finding a job when you don’t want to work in IT anymore. But the job hunt has finally paid off. I am now the Director of our local public library. There are a lot of great things about this job. It is near by (previously, I commuted 50 or more miles when not telecommuting). It is part time – or so they say. And there are books! Although the SciFi proportion is distressingly low. I’ll have to work on that!
I will also be able to spend more time on my own blog. About the time I retired, I also started Whiskey With My Book. While SciFi is my first love, I actually enjoy many genres. Having my own blog allows me to read, review and feature a variety of books: SciFi, historical, paranormal, and fantasy – with and without romance. I invite you to stop by and visit my blog. I hope you will find something you like there and if you do, please follow me! Of course, I will still be reading lots of SciFi romance and posting my reviews there. Most Fridays I post ‘What Are You Reading This Weekend?’ It starts with some art that took my fancy. My taste in art is as varied as my taste in books, so you might find something you like there too! At the end of the post I list the book I am currently reading and invite you to tell me what you are reading. I always enjoy learning what books appeal to my friends!
Whiskey With My Book
And a cozy spot to enjoy them them both.
If you are an author, I invite you to contact me through the Author Information page if you have a new release coming up. Reviews, new release features, cover reveals, guest posts and interviews are all possible posts at Whiskey With My Book. And right now, I have quite a few open dates!
Later this week, Echo and Charlee will say good-bye and Charlee will also tell you where to go to get the latest SciFi Romance news.
Speaking of Charlee, I would like to express my appreciation to her for making me part of her team. Not only have I learned quite a bit about blogging, I have had such a great time! She has been wonderful to work with. Charlee, I wish you well as an author and I hope you sell many books. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the awesome team at Smart Girls!
And thank you to all the readers who stopped by to read my recommendations. It really has been fun. I’ll see you in the comments!
14 thoughts on “Everything Has to End Sometime……What I Learned From the Doctor.”
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I’ve enjoyed blogging with you. I hope you love the new career.
I have truly enjoyed this blog and will miss it very much. Riley, I will be following you over on Whiskey With My Book, although if you don’t mind, I will bring some Brandy to the party. 😀 See there.
By all means, bring your favorite beverage!
Smart Girls will be so very missed! I’ll be swinging by WWMB with deathstar shaped ice cubes for my whiskey.
I like my whiskey neat, but if was going to add ice, deathstar cubes would be the perfect addition!
Loved this blog, really enjoyed your posts! Best wishes to all and a hug…
So sad to see Smart Girls shutting down (*sniff, sniff*), but so glad I can still follow you on WWMB and FB. I’ll stop by often…and I’ll bring my Parrot Bay and Coke along!
Hugs to you and all the SMLSFR crew. Thanks for all you did for SFR via this site.
Sounds like we will have quite the party at WWMB!
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So sad to see an SFR blog shutting down, but I’ll be following you on WWMB. Best of luck in your library job.
Congratulations on your library job! We will miss you and SGLSFR!
Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes! I’m so glad you stopped by today!
I’ve loved reading your reviews, Riley! Congrats on the job in a LIBRARY! That is awesome! You know I’ll be visiting your blog! Hugs!
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