curtainsThe curtain goes up on AAR version 3.0 on Monday morning.

We have updated our look and changed our home page and we’re excited to get everyone’s reactions. But, despite our cosmetic changes, rest assured, AAR is going to continue to stick to what we do best: Insightful, honest reviews; author interviews; useful features; and commentary on the genre we all love.  In the coming weeks, we’ll be streamlining our navigation and removing some outdated links, as well as cutting some features and putting others on hiatus for the summer, all of which reflect our desire to be leaner and meaner.   We can’t do everything and want to focus our energy in areas in which we know we excel.

And under the category of “it’s about time,” we’ll also soon be moving the site to its own server which will make AAR load faster than ever and eliminate the frustrating downtime we know you’ve all experienced.

So, please check in on Monday to check out our new look and enter a cool giveaway from Avon books.  Want to tell us what you think?  There will be an open thread on the blog for your comments and feedback.  We can’t wait to show you our new look.

– Sandy AAR