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Looking ahead to July: 04/27/19

Glasses and a book

July happens to be when my scheduled posts thins out and I start having open days. I'm not panicking but I am being a realist when I say there may be days when I don't post anything. That will be a first since the summer of 2006.

Sure, I read 300 or more books a year, consistently. But July will be a busy month for me.

At the start of it, we're taking our annual road trip and will be traveling for about ten days. I am not one who reads much while traveling. Either I'm driving or I'm photographing. If we're at the hotel, I'm working on the photographs I took that day.

The last full week of the month, I'm teaching a summer art camp featuring birds and dinosaurs. I'll be there from 8 to 5 every day and while there won't be grading, it will be a lot of standing and walking around and just the stress of teaching a curriculum I've made up myself.

While I'm planning to read a little bit before bed every night in July, I have to admit that those fifteen days (travel and teaching) may very well go without a single book finished (unless I opt for comic books and picture books).

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Comment #1: Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 08:08:30

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

I find it amazing that you have posted every day since the summer of 2006. When I first began to blog, I told myself that I would be happy if I was able to blog once a week. The only time I haven't done that was the first time I went to France, when I wasn't sure I'd have good Internet (or, honestly, time). You are going to have a busy July. Good luck.

Comment #2: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 19:40:00


I started the blog in 2004 and I wasn't posting every single day then, that's for sure. I started the daily posting when I was working from home and was reading a ton of picture books because because I had a toddler and a baby. Since then I've been reading enough to have books to talk about on a day to day basis.

Comment #3: Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:45:43

Bryan G. Robinson

I'm lucky if I schedule posts week to week. :) That said, I do like planning ahead and being prepared is always a good thing.

Comment #4: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 19:49:00


I don't schedule them in the sense that I have them on my site waiting to go live at a certain date. I have some written and sitting in a Pages file on my computer. Also I have a spreadsheet where I plan out my reviews by theme over the next few weeks. Those titles though can and do change up to the day I post the review.

Comment #5: Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 21:02:34


I can't believe that you blog every day and have it scheduled through July. Eek! I don't even have tomorrow's blog planned. I could stand to be a bit more planned and you could stand to be a bit more spontaneous. Ha!

Comment #6: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 19:49:00


I don't use a blogging platform. So they aren't scheduled in that sense. It's just a spreadsheet with titles of books I've ever read or plan to read in the next few weeks. There was a time when I was reading fast enough to have a surplus of finished books and could therefore plan out themed weeks well in advance. The point of my post is that those days are probably coming to an end an I will have to rethink how the blog works. I don't think telling my readers of this possible change is a bad thing.

Comment #7: Monday, April, 29, 2019 at 00:15:33

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Gosh, right now I only have three days of posts scheduled! You could always post some of your photos from your trip each day, a sort of travel diary. Have a great reading week

Comment #8: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 20:06:00


Not scheduled in the sense of pre-written and on the blog waiting to go live. My blog is too old school to do that. It's just a spreadsheet with titles and dates and a Pages document that has some of the reviews written.

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