This year has been an eventful one so far. In February, my husband and I welcomed a little girl into our family. And in July, we put an offer on what will eventually become our dream home. Since closing on the house in mid-August, we’ve been running nonstop, trying to get the house to a livable state (the previous owners smoked in it for 30 years) so we can list our other house and move.
What does all this have to do with books? Well, a lot. First, it’s made it harder for me to find time to write reviews. Second, it means packing up all of the books in my house (more than 1,000 at last count). Third, it means cherry-picking a select few for my daughter to keep out until we can get her settled in.
Truth be told, I’m having a bit of separation anxiety from my books, most of which will remain boxed until next year when we move on to the renovation of our new basement, and I get a dedicated office once again.
What does that mean for Cracking the Cover? Well, to-be-reviewed books get priority status. They won’t be boxed away — except for the part where we actually move. I’m still reading and new reviews are on the way. Once we get settled in, I hope to return to a normal schedule. In the meantime, thanks for your patience.
As a side note, you might be wondering what books I’ve kept out for our little one. It’s a surprising mishmash that are recommended for varying ages, but our almost-7-month-old loves books. They’re even what motivated her to crawl! Here’s what we’ve been rotating through: Read more…
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