September ended up being a slower month than I’d intended, blog-wise. I still did my usual amount of reading, but didn’t do much posting, and ended up taking a bit of a hiatus to catch up on my reading to begin with. I blame work, really. Too many days of having to get up at 5:30 AM to get to training on time. Hopefully things should balance out a bit better, now that my shifts aren’t so early.
But enough about what I didn’t do. Let’s look at what little I actually managed to do!
In a Reviewer’s Dilemma post, I discussed the pros and cons of accepting money in exchange for reviews. I also did another On the Watchlist post to highlight a few bo0ks that are currently on my radar.
I discussed why diversity in books, especially YA books, is important, and why I wish I could have been exposed to greater diversity in my youth. It’s not just important to give a wider variety of people a voice and a presence in media, but it’s also important to tear down the ignorance of people who, like me, were startlingly unaware of racism and prejudice for a long time, and who made that ignorance known publically and painfully.
I was also privileged to be part of a Mind Meld on SF Signal, joining a bunch of others in talking about books that just make us shake our heads at other readers. This was inspired, apparently, by an older Reviewer’s Dilemma post that I did: Did I Miss Something?
I may have only reviewed 5 books here last month, but I did get 8 read, and I’m surprised I managed to get that many, all things considered. I have 3 that are currently in need of reviewing still, and 1 more which will be appearing shortly as a guest review over at Bookworm Blues. There’s also a good chance I’ll be participating in another SF Signal Mind Meld, which is going to be a lot of fun!
No guest posts scheduled at the moment, nor giveaways, though I’m always open to the idea. :p
I’ve settled into a comfortable routine whereby I read on my Kindle at home and a hardcopy book at work and on the commute, which is allowing me to get about 2 books read a week, so I think I should be able to keep up with my reviewing schedule a bit better in October. But since there are so many amazing books being released this month, and I know I’m not even going to be able to read half of the ones I’ve got my eye on, I’m also planning to do a Release Day post or two, to bring attention to the books I don’t currently have time to read but that definitely deserve some publicity!
So, that’s my lackluster September in a nutshell. How did yours go? Was it as slow as my blog posts implied, hectic like my work schedule implied, or did you manage to find a better balance than I did?