The State Of Us by Kiwi

The State Of Us

I owe everyone an apology. I have been so very, very slack and I am sorry. Life has not been my own of late.

First of all, it’s now summer and Miss Five is off school. Aside from the fact I can’t believe she’s going to be starting first grade in a couple of months, she’s also been here fairly close to full time. Add to that the fact we had a couple of rallies to attend, and I haven’t had much time to myself and as a result, my reading time has been limited.

But, I’ve realized, that’s not the only problem.


The truth is that I’m feeling a little burned out on ARC’s. Now, don’t get me wrong - they are my bread and butter and I am so very grateful to all the authors and publishers that have trusted me with something they’ve invested their own blood, sweat, and tears on. You guys rock, seriously! But, with little time to read, I’ve found myself resisting picking up one of my (normally beloved) thriller books, particularly with how dark some of the ones I’ve had on my shelf lately have been.

With that realization, I’ve had to sit back and reevaluate where I’m going with the blog. and I’ve come to the conclusion that I need a slight break. I need to read something for me.

So, that’s what I’m doing. I’m reading for me. I have so many wonderful books on my TBR pile that I’ve grabbed because I know I will love them, and they have become the last books I pick up. It’s time to change that.


I do have a review (late, of course) to throw up in the next day or two, but then I’m throwing myself into something that’s not a thriller, not dark and that won’t keep me up at night with a deadline. I’ve chosen The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. And yes, I’m aware that some of you would consider that to be somewhat dark, given the subject matter, but compared to most of my reading choices, it really isn’t. And historical fiction is my second love, so ...

Please bear with me while I work through this. I’m so happy to have you as readers, and I promise we’ll be back on track very soon!