So You May Have Noticed The Blog Is a Little Out-of-Date…

by Tom B.

Here’s the thing—I created this blog as a resource to help parents find good books for their kids. And then… I was a very bad parent to this website. You can still find a lot of great recommendations here and some of my favorite things I’ve ever written can be found on this site, but I had to walk away from it. Why?

Well, I was very unceremoniously laid off from the publishing industry a few years ago and, at the time, the last thing I wanted to do was talk about books anymore. Books were a painful subject, I lost my connection to the library community, and, yeah, I couldn’t do it.

So I took a break and let this fun experiment sit on the shelf for a while. And it sat… and sat… and sat.

It will probably still sit for a while longer (if I’m being honest), but I decided to finally post this and officially let any reader who accidentally stumbles onto this site that we’re on a break.

Things are good. I have a great new career, the family is happy and healthy, etc.

And I’ve slowly found my way back to books again.

In case you’re wondering, my daughter—who inspired this whole site—is now 14 YEARS OLD. (OMG.)

She’s still a voracious reader. Her favorite book right now is Y the Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.

Also, she just got her very first real-life job.

Guess where?


So, I might be a delinquent landlord to this place, but yeah…

… it was worth it.

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Sharon July 21, 2021 at 9:44 pm

Just ran across your site, after reading your writing elsewhere on the web. Love the concept & enjoy your writing; look forward to scrolling thru the archives.

Glad things are good right now 😊


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