Reviewers Block?

Sorry about the lack of content around here of late (thanks to Jeff for stepping up and posting some reviews). I have just not been in the mood to write book reviews. On top of that I have been reading more non-fiction which is harder to review and I have read a couple of ARCs that have not yet been released and I was holding my reviews until closer to the pub date.

I was also trying once again to revive Right Reads (both as a web page and as a Twitter account). The idea was to have my reviews here focus on fiction and my reviews dealing with faith, culture and politics land at Right Reads. I was going to try for niche blogging.

One small problem: I didn’t have the time, energy or focus to make it work.

So. I think I should stop trying to kid myself. I don’t have the time or focus to write serious non-fiction reviews nor to keep content going on two separate blogs. Not. Gonna. Happen.

It seems better if I just let Collected Miscellany be just what the title implies – a variety of content from all over the map. In other words, I think I will just make CM my one and only blog. And stop worrying about it.

Will this have much of an impact? No, as the vast majority of traffic here is from Google searches anyhow. But allow me to keep pretending people read this blog OK? Thanks.

The bottom line is that there will be no niche. Just whatever books I happen to read.

Carry on.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).


  1. I hope you don’t totally abandon writing about the non-fiction material that was the focus of RR. Assuming you don’t turn away from reading non-fiction, perhaps you could fold some of it it into CM. As recovering blogger myself I can understand your reasons for backing away from RR. Keep yourself whole and don’t worry my friend.

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