Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I'm Back

Yes, I'll admit it. I did just vanish off the face of the earth so far as this blog has been concerned for the past few months. Suffice it to say, I've been evaluating things a bit. At least for the time being, I've decided to continue with All Booked Up. Over the past few months, I've even missed missed reviewing books here.

On the other hand, I'm going to be making some changes to my blogging. Mainly that I no longer wish to accept review copies of books. As great as seeing that package in the mail has been, I found that the books were adding pressure to my reading. Work does that enough these days. For this, I've decided that I'd rather read what I want to read, when I want to read it, rather than the "must read one of these books" feeling I was having.

I really like re-reading and I've been feeling guilty about that because of the feeling that I had to get to this book or that book 'right now'.

Beyond all this, I haven't decided what other changes I'm going to make right off.

I'm also taking a six month course on indexing, so there's bound to be a few posts on that topic, including reviews of books I read on the topic (including the Nancy Mulvany text Indexing Books Second Edition). That is also going to take priority over the blog too, if I have to make a choice from time to time.


Unknown said...

Nice to have you back. :) I accepted one review copy a couple of years ago, and the experience was so traumatic that I decided right then never to accept another. It's not even that the book was bad; it was just that I felt I *had* to read it, and then stressed about it, and then didn't enjoy myself at all. The blog's about enjoyment of reading and sharing, at least for me.

Unknown said...

That's exactly it. And then, you get the books that looked great according to the blurb, but there's something about it that doesn't work for you.

Thanks for the welcome back, Kiirstin.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I love reading and love getting review copies, but the deadlines and obligation to read are the drawbacks. I limited my review copies and committed blog tours last year. It was refreshing.
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