On the off chance that publishers monitor this site on a regular basis (outside of when I post reviews of their books) I wanted to make an announcement of sorts.
This is one of those good news bad news sort of things. The good news is I have a new job which really is good news in these trying times. The bad news is it will take up more and more of my time and thus seriously curtail an already somewhat reduced focus on books and reviews.
Work and two young children had already begun to limit the time I have available to read and more seriously limit the time I have to follow literary and book news; conduct interviews; and post reviews. This site has moved from a once rather active book blog to a place with the occasional review combined with post on books I receive “In the Mail.”
And now – with a new job – I am really not sure how much time I will be able to devote to the site. Jeff will continue to review military/history and fiction that touches on both. I too plan to continue to read – albeit at a reduced pace – and will try to offer my thoughts as I am able.
But I have a feeling that from my side it will be more like a site that notes and tracks my reading rather than anything approaching a full fledged literary blog (if I ever approached such a thing).
So I wanted to post this note so that publishers are aware of the circumstances and can allocate resources as they see fit. (Our readers have shrunk to a dedicated few with the majority surfing in from Google or other search engines seeking reviews of specific titles.
BTW, If any of you reading this are avid readers, don’t already have your own blog and are interested in picking up the slack and becoming a blogger here please do let me know.