As you may have noticed, it’s been a bit quiet on this blog. There are several reasons why, but it all boils down to graduate school.
I thoroughly enjoy all of my classes and love meeting new people. With a full-time position as a bookseller, 10 hours per week as a graduate assistant, and three classes, I’m barely making it out of each week in a calm and relaxed state. The time management and scheduling has been hectic. I’m in no way complaining — I like feeling busy — but it’s the only excuse I have for neglecting updating you on publishing news (if that’s what you’re even here for).
Future of This Blog
Now, to explain my earlier snarky comment “if that’s what you’re even here for”: With each passing hour in class, I’m realizing more and more how naïve I’ve been about the publishing industry and the news I’ve provided. This is great, though! I may have posted the wrong things, or paid attention to minor details, what have you — but this blog was intended as a learning experiment and it’s working! As such, I will be posting less and less on the publishing news until I’ve gotten the hang of the lingo and what is going on in the industry today. I feel that, as an inexperienced person, it’s best if I stand back a bit and observe more before I dive right in.
However, I still fully intend to write book reviews. You may notice a change in the writing style for that as well, depending on what I’m learning and what I’ve noticed other reviewers do. My reviews and Upcoming Books posts will remain constant. It’s the publishing content that will be on the back-burner until further notice.
Please bear with me as I immerse myself into this new experience! In the meantime, happy autumn! Enjoy a nice hot drink, snuggle under a blanket, and read to your heart’s content!