What? A New Post? Really?

by Tom B.

Where's Waldo

It’s OK when Waldo disappears. That’s his frickin’ job. I have no excuse.

Readers – if you’re still out there – I’d really like to apologize for the ridiculously long break I’ve taken from posting lately. I realize it’s been almost exactly a month since my last post, which isn’t cool. When you start a blog and build a readership, there’s an expectation that, to thank people for reading your past work, you actually… you know… write new work for them to read. That’s part of the whole blogging ethos, right?

All I can say is: “I apologize.” In my defense – and because I love making excuses so much that I actually have an “excuses” tag in my tag cloud – it’s been a very weird month. I’ve been hit with a crazy work schedule, a minor-yet-annoying sleep disorder, an intense bout of writer’s block, and, most importantly, I’ve had to deal with the borderline insane end-of-the-year activities that accompanied my daughter finishing her very first year of school. She’s now a kindergarten graduate – a fact that makes me both profoundly proud and profoundly sad.

Someone should write a book about that. Well, someone probably has and I’ve just been too lazy to find it recently, so, again, SORRY! I will endeavor to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

To make up for my posting famine, I’ve scheduled a bit of a feast for next week. Today, I’m going to post the introduction to a new series we’re kicking off titled “What We Took Out From the Library Last Week.” We went to the library this past Friday and next week, every day, from Monday to Friday, I’ll profile one of the books we checked out to give you a taste of what’s on our reading radar at the moment.

I hope you guys enjoy the new series and I hope that there’s even a few of you still reading after my unexpected disappearance. I’m looking forward to ranting about kids’ books in your general direction soon. Thanks for understanding.

Where's Waldo?

Seriously though, can you help me find Waldo? He’s good at his job. (Click to embiggen.)

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Michele June 20, 2012 at 1:57 am

What Lori said. Except we homeschool (unschool really) our almost 6yo. And we’re currently moving across the country very slowly. Almost a month to get from our previous home in New Orleans to the Pacific NW. I can’t wait to get some fresh books and to unpack our book boxes! Oh and put up our poster from you!

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Dianna June 19, 2012 at 7:12 am

Welcome back. :) I still look forward to a Tiny Titans post someday. I hope you have a great summer!

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Lori June 17, 2012 at 9:33 am

End of the year activities are crazy. We just finished our first year of school as well and I swear my brain couldn’t function for anything more than remembering dates and times of all the parties my son had. I was unprepared for the end of kindergarten to be so intense! So I understand. I’m looking forward to the new series. I’ve found so many great books for my kids from your blog, I’ll never stop reading it. I hope your schedule smooths out and the summer is a nice break for all of you.
Thanks for coming back!
Oh- and I found Waldo.

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Tom B. June 17, 2012 at 10:22 am

Thanks so much for your uber-kind words, Lori! Glad to hear tha others we as overwhelmed by the end of kindergarten as I was.

Oh, and I apologize for the weird image formatting. A recent WordPress update is not playing nicely with my theme – working to fix the error now.

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