I'm sad to say that Chicklish will be closing at the end of this month, January 2014.
I want to say a huge goodbye and an absolutely massive THANK YOU to everyone who has helped with the site over the years. Chicklish was started in 2006, back when book-blogging was in its infancy, and the site has been running for nearly eight happy, book-filled years.
Thank you to all the publishers, publicists and authors who made brilliant books available to us, and thank you to all the wonderful readers who wrote in, commented, linked to and otherwise supported the site.
Special thanks to Keris Stainton and Zoe Lea, my co-founders. Once upon a time, we observed to each other online that no one was writing about the books we most liked to read, so we decided we would do it ourselves. Now I'm happy to say that there are book blogs available for every reading taste. You can find a few of these excellent sites by following the links under "Chicklish Places".
Lastly, an enormous thank-you goes to the brilliant reviewers - teens, pre-teens and adults - who generously contributed to the site over the years. Alexandra Fouracres, Carly Bennett, Karen Saunders, Keris Stainton, Zoe Lea, Caroline Green, Amber, Mel, Hawwa, Harriett, Sasha, Hannah, Aisha Otiti, Hazel Holmes, Summer, Georgia, Tamika, Daria, Beverley, Kate, Gaby, Aileen, Alice, Clara, Shakira, Stacey, Annalie, Clover, Beth, Faun, Evie, Kati, Saehir, Lucy, Orli, Emilie, Isme, Reuben, Rocco, Isabella, Maya, Chelsea, Jocelyn, Diane... all of you... I seriously couldn't have done it without you! Thank you, thank you! Your reviews should stay in our archive to be discovered for years to come. Many of you also run your own blogs, of course - and I'll be visiting! (If you're a Chicklish reviewer and I've forgotten to include your name above - so sorry! Please tell me and I'll add it right away!)
Goodbye and thank you,
P.S. As I probably won't be able to stay away from book-reviewing forever, please do have a look at my own site in future to see what I've been reading and enjoying. I also still run a teen book club at Waterstones, and I am on Goodreads. Publicists, feel free to tell me about your new releases! The Chicklish email address and Twitter account will stay open, at least for now.
Find new book reviews by people who have reviewed for Chicklish: Carly Bennett at Writing From the Tub, Amber at The Mile Long Bookshelf, Clover at Fluttering Butterflies, Hawwa at It Was Lovely Reading You, Harriett at The Little Paris Library, Isa at Isapop's Mini Reviews, Maya at What Should I Read Next, Beverley at A Reading Daydreamer, Aisha at Always Lost in Pages*
(*Again, if you're a past Chicklish reviewer and I've forgotten to list you or your blog, please let me know!)