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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: Why I Can't Write Reviews Right Now Edition

Jpg_book007This afternoon I will be sending out the new issue of my Growing Bookworms weekly email newsletter. If you would like to subscribe, you can find a sign-up form here. The Growing Bookworms newsletter contains content from my blog focused on children's books and raising readers. There are currently more than 200 subscribers.

Unfortunately, as I am in the early stages of moving, this week's issue is relatively light, containing only: a children's literacy and reading news round-up, a Kidlitosphere round-up with links to useful posts from the week, an installment of my reviews that made me want the book feature, and an announcement about a book previously reviewed that is now available.

I apologize for the lack of reviews in this issue. For me, review-writing is a creative process. What I'm finding is that since I am distracted by the demands of moving, while also struggling to keep up with my full-time job, I simply don't have the mental focus necessary to write reviews. But I am reading some great books, and I promise that if you stick with me, I'll get back to the reviews as quickly as I can.

FYI, because some people have asked, this is a local move - I will still be in San Jose - but we are moving across town to a bigger place. Although the move is a lot of work, we ordered some gorgeous bookshelves to fill the living room, and I calm myself during the stress by thinking about how beautiful they will be once filled with books.

Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms!