I've been a bad blogger...

If you haven't already figured it out by reading my Weekly Wrap-Up posts, I've been on quite the reading binge lately.  I seem to be speeding through a book every day or two.  Part of it is my Kindle Paperwhite, and how easy it is to read a few pages (or chapters) here and there, and part of it is that I've been sick and resting a lot more than usual.  

At any rate, when I feel bad, all I want to do is read.  Not review.  Not return comments.  Not visit other blogs. And especially not return emails.  My clogged inbox was giving me stress, so I created some folders.  Out of sight, out of mind, right?  

Well, today I had "answer review request emails" on my to-do list.  I was feeling better and decided to tackle my inbox.  I opened the appropriate folder and saw that I have 32 review request emails to answer!  I have never been this behind before.  

So, to everyone who's recently emailed me, and has not heard back yet, I'm sorry.  I will get to your email, but it's going to take me some time to read them all and reply individually (which I feel everyone deserves even if the book does not appeal to me).  I hate form emails and imagine that authors and publishers hate form rejections.

Have you ever gotten this behind before?  Is it just me, or is saying 'no' really hard to do?  


  1. Oh shug! It's totally understandable. We've all been there. Take your time. :)

  2. totally have been there too. Yes its okay to just to read book :)

  3. Boy do I know the feeling. I'm on a blog break right now while I get ready for the bar exam, but I've been really bad about commenting for months. I think the 2-3 week break will be good for me. I'm already missing blogging.

  4. The important thing is that you get well! Don’t worry about emails. Phooey! As much as we all love to read, sometimes we need a break from it. I know this because I get stressed out if I’m not reading books fast enough. You know how it is. The book pile is rising so fast I cannot keep up.

    Rest and feel better soon!

  5. Don't feel bad - sometimes you have just GOT to ignore everything and read. I would go insane if I didn't. I just got the kindle paperwhite too. I LOVEEEE it - especially the nifty cover I got to go with it that makes it where you don't have to put the button on the kindle anymore to wake it up....so awesome!
    Pabkins @ My Shelf Confessions


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