October 12, 2012

I Need a Break

I have been reviewing books for 3 or 4 years now, have thoroughly enjoyed it and have looked on it as a job of sorts and tried to remain diligent about posting honest and timely reviews.  Over the last few weeks my brain has been so consumed with work-related stress and resulting health issues that I have forgotten one or two review books.  Not just missed the review dates but utterly and completely blanked out on the book to the point of I have absolutely no idea what book is being referred to in a follow-up email. 

This has made me realize that the scheduled book reviewing is currently placing additional stressors on my already crowded plate.  I hate that I have overlooked a book and a review and let someone down.  I hate that I seem irresponsible as a result.  I hate that I feel like I am going to go absolutely crazy looking at my TBR pile and the general backlog after getting home from a long, exhausting day at the office. 

Until other areas of my life settle down, I think it's best that I step away from the virtual tours and scheduled stops and maybe just review those books that don't have the same sense of "obligation" to read, with the scheduled deadlines. I will get reviews up of those books that I missed, as well as author interviews and related reviews but you may not see me posting regularly (although my posts have been sporadic at best over the last few months). 

I hope you will still stick around as I plan to be back as soon as the storm is replaced by calm.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and support!


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