No YA reviews this year--here's why:

I'm on the YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers committee! Hooray! However, that means that I have to keep mum on any book eligible for the 2019 list, which includes all YA (graphics and NF included!) published between 7/2017 and 12/2018.

To tell the truth, this is a relief. I've been toying with the idea of quitting blogging for a long time now. I read my old reviews and wonder if I could ever bang out posts like that again. I'm different. My life is different. My tastes are different. And my site keeps getting spammed by Russian and Ukranian bots. Ugh. So, there's not much to keep me here.

However, if I read a really excellent backlist book, I foresee being unable to keep it to myself, so I might drop a quick review in here. And after my term ends--who knows? Perhaps this will be a relic of my twenties, moldering on the internet for eternity. Or maybe I'll come back.

This also means that I won't be talking books on social media at all, unless it's, like, how much I adore Bleak House, which is definitely not eligible for Quick Picks. I am grateful for this as well. I want to try a social media fast, or whatever we are calling them nowadays. Knowing that I can't hop on to screech about a book really puts a damper on me wanting to hop on at all. Why am I there? What am I accomplishing?

On that contemplative note, I'm off to my work potluck to eat some queso. Queso is all that is good and right in the world.

May the Force be with you. Always.


  1. Congrats on being on the committee, that sounds like a wonderful opportunity to be a part of! I'll be sorry to see less reviews from you, but I completely understand what you mean and hope to see the occasional post or so from you--and there are still a lot I've yet to read. Best of luck to all future endeavors! :)

    1. Thanks Jordan! I'm already drafting a review for the delightful Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis, so I'm not quite out of it yet :D


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