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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy Summer!

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If I were to search for "blogging slump" in my Google reader, how many posts do you think I'd find?  A bazillion, I'm sure, some written by me as well.  Well, recently I've been hit by the double whammy of a combined blogging slump and the inability to commit to and read anything new, a state which I lovingly call book ADD.  The only way I've found to deal with these things when they combine forces like some evil attention-stealing Voltron is to go do something else and wait for it to end.  As my dad says, these things are like kidney stones- these too shall pass.

Anyway, I'm happy to say that they passed!  Not only do I feel energized to read again, but I actually feel like reviewing some of the books that have been in my review queue for what feels like forever.  This is a good thing, because #teamteacher is getting whomped in the Summer Throwdown and I need to put up some numbers to help the cause. Don't know about the Summer Throwdown? Head on over to Heise Reads and Recommends for the scoop!

At some point, I am prepared to dive in and tackle the gigantic pile of books for review that were submitted prior to me closing review submissions.  I'm looking forward to finally seeing what lies beneath in that particular email folder.  It bears repeating, though, that review submissions are currently closed here at What Book is That? in order to deal with the backlog.  I don't mean to get snippy, but that statement is the first line of text on my review policy page, which is at the top of my blog page and easily accessible.  Folks who have sent me review requests since I closed them are kind of telegraphing that they haven't read that page, and that seems kind of silly.  End snippiness.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting some new reviews written, getting all excited about some recent releases that have grabbed my interest, finishing up the last of my AAD Author Spotlights (even though sadly I won't be going) and generally blogging it up this summer!  I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th and is staying cool today as well- it's too hot to live here in my neck of the woods at the moment, which makes it the perfect time to do indoor things!  Happy reading!

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