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Monday, December 9, 2013

Reviewing Burnout

Many of you might have noticed a lack of posting on my blog or visiting other blogs.  Here's my confession: I haven't read a book since October.  That is seriously unheard of for me.  I have just reached a point of reviewing burnout.  As much as I love reading and reviewing, I've gotten to the point where I don't love reviewing to a deadline.

I love to read and I want to get back to the enjoyment of reading, rather than the drudgery that sometimes comes with reviewing.  I have a backlog of reviews that I have committed to and I apologize to those authors and publicists.  I appreciate your willingness to have sent me books and scheduled blog tours with the expectation that reviews will be posted. Rest assured, I will read those books and I will post my reviews, I just can't guarantee when that will be.   My life has its challenges right now and I don't have the emotional energy necessary to continue reviewing to deadlines.  I apologize and ask for your patience.

I'm not accepting new books for review unless I know I will get them read in a timely manner.  I will try and get back to visiting and commenting as well.  Google Reader going away seriously put a dampener on my blog reading and I went to Feedly, but I have to make an effort to go there, where Reader was just part of my Google account, so visiting and commenting was definitely affected.

I am not going anywhere and I will continue to read and hope to get back to regular reviewing.  But for now, I am going to read on my own time and schedule and for my own enjoyment.

Thank you for your visits and comments and recommendations.  And thank you for your friendships.  I wish you all a happy and blessed holiday season!

3 comments:

  1. It is hard to commit to a schedule so I quit doing tours. I only accept books for review consideration now.

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  2. I hear you! Most of the books I've read this year have been for reviews, and I've decided to significantly decrease the number of books I accept for review next year -- I need to show my own TBR pile some attention!

    Reading is supposed to be fun, when it stops being fun you know it's time to change things and it sounds like you're doing just that.

    All the best to you and your family this holiday season.

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  3. I definitely go through burn out periods myself. Sigh...you just have to do what works for you!

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