Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been posting less these few weeks, and that I’ve been posting posts that – at best – I would label “pissy”. And the reason for this is not something overtly overdramatic and life changing, like I was hit by a car, or my pet died and I’m in mourning or anything. Actually, school started again.
2016 is the start of a completely different schooling year. My school has a few campuses and they’re almost classified as “primary school”, “middle school” and “high school”, if you like – even though this is Australia and we only have Primary and High. I just started Year 9 a few weeks ago, which means it’s a completely different campus, completely different teachers, completely different teaching attitude.
Homework – ugh – has started to become a little more weighted, and I find myself spending less time blogging and more time doing maths – once again, UGH.
I think that I’ve settled into a bit more of a routine now, though, and so I’m definitely going to get back to reading and reviewing and writing discussion posts a little more regularly from now on. I’ve been feeling super guilty the last few weeks because I’ve posted so little and you guys are probably wondering where the hell I am.
At the same time, I’d like to issue an apology for all the publishing houses – especially Allen and Unwin who sent me a pack of books about a month ago (including Winterkill and Death by Water) – that sent me books a while ago that I haven’t gotten round to reading. I promise to get reading and reviewing more in the weeks to come!
Thanks so much for reading all this. I just felt like I needed to provide and explanation for my readers and an apology of some sort to the publishing houses. See you (a little more) in the coming weeks!