I began posting on Book Babe because my friend Tara needed help with coverage and I loved Book Babe. I still love Book Babe and I want to preserve it. I have a personal blog called Shomeret: Masked Reviewer. It reflects my tastes and personality. I don't want Book Babe to be a clone of my blog. I want it to continue to be a blog that focuses on fiction with strong woman protagonists. That's the hallmark of Book Babe. I will review non-fiction and fiction focusing on male protagonists on Shomeret: Masked Reviewer.
Another continuing theme of Book Babe is Strong is Sexy. Like Tara, I'm sex positive and I genuinely believe that a strong woman is also sexy. Are you still with me, readers? I hope you are.
One thing that I do want to change is the inclusion of ratings. I admit that I'm not a big fan of ratings. I've always thought that the content of a review reflects the opinion of the reviewer more completely and more accurately than a rating. So I will no longer rate books on Book Babe.
I support Tara in her choices about her life. She is a gutsy feminist whose determination to be who she is has impressed me. She will always be welcome to post on Book Babe. I wish her well.