Eliminating the Review Guilt

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - Save & Share - 3 Comments

It may have escaped the notice of any readers of this blog, although certainly not mine, that I am rather behind in reviewing books.  In fact, I’m still writing reviews for books that I read in June of 2011.  I recently counted up the number of books read last year that I have left to review.  The total comes to more than seventy, meaning that even if I posted one a day it would be two and a half months before I actually started reviewing the books I’ve read in 2012, by which point I would of course be even further behind. 

This seems a bit silly so, after much wrestling with my desire for neatness and linearity, I’ve come to the conclusion that it makes far more sense to start afresh with 2012 reviews, and fit in some of the older ones when I don’t have a current book to write about.  Even though breaking out of my timeline goes against the grain somewhat, I feel much happier having made this decision.

So, onwards to 2012!

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3 Responses to “Eliminating the Review Guilt”

Comment from Helen
Time January 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I think you’ve made the right decision. I’m usually at least four or five reviews behind and I find that stressful enough – I couldn’t cope with seventy! I’ll look forward to reading your 2012 reviews and the others whenever you have time to post them.

Comment from FleurFisher
Time January 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm

That sounds eminently sensible. There are too many good books waiting to be read to spend too much time looking back and trying to write when words don’t come naturally. So this year I’m aiming to read the books that call loudest and write about the ones I want to and not worry about the rest.

Comment from oldenglishrose
Time January 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm

It’s the unexpected downside of reading books so fast last year! I’d prefer to have things in reading order, but it’s getting a bit silly. I can barely remember some of the books I read back then.

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