Rabid Reads has been a labour of love for almost eight years now, but like all good things, it too must come to an end. Originally, I had planned on going out with a bang which unfortunately didn’t happen, so instead I’m going to sneak away quietly. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of my loyal followers for sticking with me through this journey—whether you’ve been here since day one, or just stumbled across my humble abode yesterday—I truly appreciate every single one of you. You’ve pushed me to grow this blog into what it is today with your enthusiastic comments, requests for book recommendations, and countless hours of chatting on social media. I’d also like to give a shout-out to all of the wonderful authors, tour companies, and advertisers that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Your contributions have been invaluable from supplying content, to funding giveaways, to providing endless hours of reading material.
Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of my associate reviewers past and present. Without you, I sincerely doubt that I would have found the strength to carry-on for all of these long years. You’ve stepped in whenever real life demanded that I take a break, written so many awesome blog posts that I’ve lost count, and given me the greatest gift of all: your friendship. I wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors whether you decide to forge a new bloggy path of your own, join another review site, or take a step back and just become a reader again. Jessica has purchased her own domain name—keep your eyes peeled on bookfessional.com for new developments—Melanie can still be found at Hot Listens and will be posting at Books of my Heart as of May, and Lorna will be taking a bit of a breather, but can still be found on GoodReads.
I don’t plan on taking Rabid Reads offline anytime in the near future, so all of our old posts will still be accessible including each reviewer’s individual bio page in case you want to connect on social media. Well… I guess that’s it! This is Rabid Reads signing off. Goodbye my lovelies!
Awww, I’m sad to see you guys go! You’re my UF go-to! :/ Good luck with all your future endeavors! <3
I can be found at DelightedReader.com and also Hot Listens. Sorry, I thought I had told you. I’ve had so much fun reviewing with you. Thanks again!
It’s been really great reading your posts over the years. I look forward to seeing posts from Melanie and Jessica. Thanks for all you’ve given us for so long!
Sad to see you go, Carmel, but I completely understand. I’ve been barely keeping my blog going for the last 2 years. Life just takes over, and suddenly there is no time for it anymore. Best of luck in everything and I’ll keep an eye on Jessica’s reviews in the future. Much love and many hugs xxx
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Best of luck Carmel. I’ ve enjoyed following you and your reviewers.
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It’s been great reading your posts over the years. I wish you the best!
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That’s sad to hear. I understand though. Blogging is a lot of hard work. I hope to still talk to you all at Goodreads. ☺
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Oh this news is so sad. I loved to read you. It was Always a pleasure. I Hope you’ll still be around on other media.
Farewell! :/ It’s always sad to see a blog go
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Sad days. This was the best blog to get a decent, comprehensive list of new releases every week and reviewed the books I love.
So sad that yet another cracking book blog is closing. I wish you all well and thanks so much for all the recommendations
You will be missed! But I’ll see you on Twitter! Thanks for the great reviews and blog fun! *hugs*
I’m going to miss coming here! It’s one of the places I’ve visited since I started my own blog almost 6 years ago! Best of luck Carmel! And I’m sure I’ll see you all around soon!
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Aww so sorry to hear that, but I get it! If Michelle hadn’t taken me in I’d be long gone too. Rabid Reads was one of the first blogs I found when I started blogging almost 6 years ago and it’s been so much fun. We’ll miss you, but see you around Twitter 🙂 Best of luck!!!
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I’m sad to see the blog shut down, but I know how much work they are. Good luck to you all!
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I wish you guys all the best!!
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Oh my gosh 🙁 It feels like an era is over! I totally understand, though, Carmel, and I wish you all the best! And I sure hope you’ll still be around social media, at least a little bit.
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So sorry to see you ladies go. But I understand. Looking forward to reading everybody else’s reviews on their respective blogs.
Thanks for the informative reviews and posts, Carmel.
You will be missed. <3
It’s sad but hopefully you are all off to good things. Your blog is one I have relied on reading since my days with Julie. I’ve enjoyed it so much – thank you! I’m thrilled to have Melanie with me now. And I’ll be reading Jessica and Lorna in their new venues. Anne – Books of My Heart
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Rabid Reads has been great, Carmel! You’ve all been a highlight of my blog visits. Best wishes!
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I didn’t see that coming. I hope you’ll still be around Twitter, Carmel.
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This is a surprise to me. I have really enjoyed your posts. Best of luck to you as you move on to your next challenge.
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Awww…sorry to see you go… Good luck on your other activities!
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Carmel, you were one of my first blogging friends. You helped me out whenever I had a blog related question and I thank you for that. Through the years I’ve enjoyed your posts, reviews and collaborating with you in the past. I’m sorry to see you go, but I wish you the very best in whatever comes next. You will be missed!
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Bummer! Yours is the 2nd blog to fold this month for me. And the link to Jessica’s Bookfessional “isn’t able to be reached”. I’ve kinda been off of Twitter because of miserable politics, but I will check in from time to time and hope things are well with you at home. Best wishes in all you do.
Thanks a lot. And all the best wishes in whatever you are going to do. Sad to see you go. This is a shout from India so that you know who all are reading.
*sniff* I’m going to miss you, Carmel! But I assume I’ll still be able to follow you via social media? Good luck to you!! To you all! <3
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Thank you, all the best.
I was just going to message you later today about this. I wanted a sound board about continuing mine or not and knew you were toying with the idea as well. I’m sad to see you leave the blog, but completely understand. I’m in the same boat. See you around social media perhaps?