Getting Back on the Bicycle and Other Vague Metaphors That Function as Thinly Disguised Navel Gazing

So I took a nearly two and a half week break from posting and it was nearly much longer. I actually contemplated giving up book blogging more or less.  Part of it was a very busy time at work and a vacation.  But it seemed deeper.  I just didn’t have the energy or desire to post and I wasn’t sure I would ever get it back.

Last December I wrote a rather despairing post about what it meant to blog when the last remaining source of traffic (in this case search engine) goes away. Ironically, it was linked by Instapundit and thus drew massive amounts of traffic.

In that post I suggested ways in which to bring value to the site for myself and hopefully others. Not surprisingly I haven’t implemented any of them.

The cold hard fact is that I mostly don’t have the time, energy or focus for engaged blogging. I rarely read book blogs these days and am not plugged in to the publishing world (if I ever was). I don’t have the ability to post the blogging version of literary criticism (more in-depth and analytical discussion of books and authors).  What is left is basically a log of what I have read and brief reactions to the books and authors I enjoy.

As you can see from the review below. I decided to just accept this for now and move forward. I still love to read, and to be brutally honest still enjoy getting reading copies, so it make sense to share that with other even if in a limited way.

So for those who don’t use Goodreads this blog will be a record of what I read and quick thoughts in reaction to that reading.  Some reviews might go deeper but most are likely to be short and made up of stream of consciousness thoughts.

We shall see if even that proves to much to ask.  But we can cross that particular bridge when we come to it.

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).

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