Sunday Salon: On Obligations, Partnerships, and Independence

Ever since attending BookExpo America, I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationships between bloggers and publishers. I’ve read lots of great posts on the topic (some of which I’ll reference below), and I’ve been mulling over how I want to navigate that relationship for myself. I share these thoughts not to tell others what to do—what you do is your business—but because I find it helpful to see how others are approaching these questions.

I’ve seen a lot of talk about publisher expectations of bloggers, and I heard a lot of questions during the Book Bloggers Convention on that subject. I want to say, first of all, that I have never felt pressured by a publicist to do anything that I didn’t want to do, whether it’s to post by a certain date, to agree to definitely review a book, or to post only a positive review. They pitch books to me (Edited to add: or, more often, they make a general offer through Shelf Awareness, e-mail newsletters, and so on) and I accept or not. (I’ve sent maybe three cold requests in the three years I’ve been blogging.)

Admittedly, I don’t get as many pitches as some bloggers do, and I’m sure some publicists have made ridiculous requests to others. The only specific requests I’ve ever gotten in a pitch involve posting dates for a blog tour. I prefer not to be tied down to a date, so I just don’t accept review copies for blog tours. All this leads me to agree with the Book Smugglers who, in their excellent post on the topic, said that a lot of these expectations are coming from bloggers, not publishers or publicists.

That said, I don’t think it’s wrong for publishers to have preferences. If publishers are sending out review copies, they are looking to gain something from it. But let’s not assume that these preferences are iron-clad rules that every publicist enforces to the letter.

The key on both sides is clear communication. When replying to a pitch, make it clear what you can and cannot do. Since the Book Blogger Convention, I’ve decided that I’ll be clear that I’m accepting review copies for “review consideration.” That’s not to say I won’t make every attempt to read and review the books that I accept, but I’m not making any promises other than to give consideration to each book. This kind of clear communication falls under the one rule I believe should apply to all of us, pithily expressed by Sassymonkey: “Thou shalt not be an ass.” (Accepting tons of books with no intention to write about them would certainly constitute being an ass.) If some publishers choose not to send books to me because I don’t make promises, that’s fine—and perfectly fair. They have a limited number of copies to send, and they get to decide where to send them.

But all of these questions of publisher expectations hide what I believe is a bigger and more important question: How much are we willing to let outsiders drive the content of our blogs? Because, make no mistake, even if you only accept review copies of books you would have read anyway, accepting those copies will probably affect your blog content. In my case, the receipt of a review copy moves that book higher on the TBR pile. If I hadn’t gotten the review copy, it might have taken me years, instead of months, to get around to that book. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is important to think about for a couple of reasons:

First, if too many blogs start relying on review copies for their material, the book blogosphere will get boring. When blogs start to become an arm of the industry, the result could be what Nicole at Bibliographing describes as “a lot of enthusiastic and excited individuals all saying pretty much the same thing about a smallish pool of books.” I believe that this is less of a problem than it used to be, only because more publishers are stepping into the blogosphere. Still, when a book is pushed too much, I get sick of it quickly.

My second point has to do with the books that don’t get covered. The pool of available review copies for bloggers is perhaps bigger than it used to be, but it’s not limitless. Publishers don’t pitch all their books to bloggers, and plenty of publishers aren’t in touch with bloggers at all. Then there are all the fabulous old books that wouldn’t get discussed if we all relied on review copies. How sad would that be? (Answer: Very sad.) I’m thinking also of Amy’s and Jill’s observations about the lack of diversity at BEA. If publishers are only pushing certain types of books and authors, who’s getting left out? Do we want the industry driving literary conversation in the blogosphere, or do we want independent readers driving it?

Each blogger needs to make his or her own decisions about how to navigate these questions. For my part, I’ll admit that I enjoy receiving review copies. I’m not likely to stop accepting them in order to be fully independent. But as I said above, I will only accept them for review consideration, not with a promise attached. I’ll also continue to use Netgalley, which I love because I can read a couple of chapters and then decide whether a book is for me, and no one has to waste paper or postage or deprive someone else of a review copy for me to do that. And the range of books available there is wonderfully impressive.

Because Jenny accepts few review copies, I doubt that this blog will ever become overwhelmingly devoted to new books that are being offered to bloggers. Still, I don’t want my personal reading to be dictated by the industry. In general, I’d like to read at least one or two (preferably two) non-review books for every review copy I read. I’m not a big believer in reading rules, so that’s a loose guideline. Sometimes my mood may push me more in one direction or the other. But I want it to be my choice. My biggest obligation as a reader is to myself.

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53 Responses to Sunday Salon: On Obligations, Partnerships, and Independence

  1. Eva says:

    >>How much are we willing to let outsiders drive the content of our blogs? Because, make no mistake, even if you only accept review copies of books you would have read anyway, accepting those copies will probably affect your blog content.

    Oh yay Teresa. I’ve been wanting to bring this up for over a year, but I couldn’t find the right words. So I just stopped doing review copies myself but quietly. Now that I’ve been doing Netgalley, it’s bringing up whole new issues. I very much like how much easier it is to reject a book, but now I’ve realised that since I have a limited amount of book reviews every week, it’s frustrating to *have* to devote one of them to a certain book because I got it via Netgalley. So I think I’m going to cut back my NG reads to at most 2 a month, and only titles that I can’t get from the library instead. I just wish my library had more ebooks, since my Nook is so fibro-friendly. Oh well.

    I completely agree with both of the points you’ve raised here; I read book blogs to see other readers’ personal journeys with books, and to discover authors/books I’ve never heard of before. I value the quirkiness of the individual blogger, and I feel accepting too many review copies/ARCs drowns out all of that individuality. The good thing is, to a certain extent we all create our own blogosphere! So as someone who loves reading a wide range of books and isn’t terribly interested in hearing about a publisher’s new offerings right away, I just choose to subscribe to are blogs that aren’t ARC/review copy-driven.

    • Teresa says:

      That sounds like a good compromise with Netgalley. We all have to figure out that balance for ourselves. I’ve downloaded a bunch of NG books but have only gotten around to reading a few. I do love the choices and two that I’ve read (White Woman on the Green Bicycle and Small Memories) were stellar.

      The book blogosphere is so big now that we almost have to choose our own blogosphere within the blogosphere. And like you, I tend to focus on blogs that aren’t just the latest offerings. I love when my trusted blogger friends do write about new books, so I’ll know which ones to read for myself, but I like hearing about all kinds of books and gravitate toward blogs that reflect that.

      • Eva says:

        I loved White Woman on the Green Bicycle too! :D In fact, I’ve loved all the books I’ve read from Netgalley (probably because I quickly abandon ones I feel on the fence about) except one. So it’s not like I don’t want to blog about them, it’s just that sometimes (like w Yoshimoto’s latest) I know that they’re going to be blogged about elsewhere so I’d rather devote my posts to less well known books. Meh. We’ll see; I’ll probably still end up w 4 a month instead, lol.

  2. Eva says:

    I forgot to subscribe to comments! Also, I should state that my ‘blogging independence’ is in large part due to access to a wonderful free public library, something I’m aware not everyone has.

  3. I too love the sentence “How much are we willing to let outsiders drive the content of our blogs?” To the extent that I am more likely to pick up an incoming ARC than to browse my bookshelves or those of my library, yes, I am totally doing that! Alas…

    • Teresa says:

      Exactly. It’s the same for me. It’s not *necessarily* a problem, but it’s something to be aware of. If I’m frequently reading something I don’t feel like reading out of obligation, it’s a big problem for me.

  4. Tony says:

    Interesting piece, which really doesn’t resonate with me much, simply because I DON”T GET SENT BOOKS VERY OFTEN! And those I have received have been obtained purely by e-mailing people and asking nicely.

    Either things are very different outside Australia, or I really am a crappy blogger :(

    • Teresa says:

      It’s probably a difference between the US and Australia. I came to the conclusion long ago that number of pitches is not closely related to blog quality.

  5. Ellen Rhudy says:

    Fantastic post, this is something that I’ve thought about some too but like Tony, it’s not something I much have to think about (either because of location or because I’m a crappy blogger – the first, I think). I’ve accepted one of the handful of offers I’ve received for physical review copies, and I’ve done a few reviews through NetGalley…but what those reviews mostly did for me was to clarify that I don’t want my blog to be driven by review copies. Out of the review copies I’ve reviewed there’s only one, “Galore,” that I fell in love with and am happy to have found; the others I could do with or without. I’ve still got a backlog on NetGalley, it having been a couple months since I’ve done a review of any of those, and once I get around to doing a few more of those reviews I’m going to have to think more seriously about whether I want to deal, at all, with publisher-provided galleys or e-galleys.

    • Teresa says:

      I have fallen in love with a few books that I got as review copies, but early on, when I was much more open to pitches or general offers I saw online, I read a lot of crap out of obligation. I really think it’s better for me to read what’s calling my name rather than what’s next on the publishing calendar. The books I have on Netgalley are part of that pool.

  6. When blogs start to become an arm of the industry, the result could be what Nicole at Bibliographing describes as “a lot of enthusiastic and excited individuals all saying pretty much the same thing about a smallish pool of books.”

    While I don’t think this will happen—too many blogs have their own niches to focus on—it sometimes feels like it. When some titles come out, a lot of book bloggers, well, say pretty much the same thing about it.

    It is important to consider what role outsiders have in our own work—is the publisher, even when offering or pitching an ARC, just a content provider, or is there expectations involved? Clarity is hugely important here.

    • Teresa says:

      You may be right—certainly the vastness of the blogosphere makes it easy to avoid blogs that are too samey. If I do decide to write about a book everyone’s talking about, I actually do read other reviews so I can look for a fresh angle, which helps when a book is everywhere and I still feel like reading it.

      And yes, it’s all about clarity. I don’t want some publisher having unspoken expectations of me. Then again, if they’re unspoken, I have no obligation to follow them.

  7. christina says:

    Oh such a wonderful post. I really have nothing to contribute but I wanted to comment in solidarity. A blogging world without Sara Waters, Atwood, Hornby, and others? Coming from someone who loves the YA industry tres much, I would be so sad.

    • Teresa says:

      Thanks! I would be so sad to see a blogosphere without Waters, Atwood, and Hornby—and Eliot and Trollope and Sayers. Variety makes the conversation so much richer!

  8. cbjames says:

    You’ve raised some very good points here. Thanks for an interesting post. I used to get a steady stream of review copies, two to four a month, but having had one arrive in over half a year. I don’t know what happened. I do know that I stopped seeking them out. Not for any particular reason, I just gradually lost the drive to get them.

    I will say that a few of my favorite books of the year have been review copies.

    But now that I don’t get them any longer, I’m enjoying my reading and my blogging much more. I’m free to discover whatever the blogs I read lead me to. I like the diversity I find and would regret it if the book blogosphere became a small pool of review copies.

    • Teresa says:

      I’ve had some favorites that were review copies, too. Small Island, Sea of Poppies, Glass of Time, White Woman on the Green Bicycle, Started Early Took My Dog. I was happy to get them, too! What I want for myself is to find a way to continue to get some review copies and still feel free to follow my whims. (Browsing Netgalley is about all the seeking I do these days, aside from going to BEA, of course.)

      And your TBR Dare was one of the things that helped me see the need for this balance. So thanks for that!

  9. I like the fact that I get offered arcs but I do know the feeling of being over whelmed by them. Since I have gotten sick over the years my books have backed up my TBR but now that I made a schedule I can get to them better. Still in some way it makes me feel important in a way…sound silly I guess.

    I also find if you leave a post to the side of your blog like mine. If you can… Stating what books you like to read and may consider reviewing you will usually get just that. Sometimes you may not…I try to be very open any more because I have found books that I loved that I wouldn’t have read had I not been offered them but I do not say yes to everything either.

    • Teresa says:

      I know what you mean about feeling important when you get an ARC offer. And keeping a schedule/plan helps me see when I’m accepting too many. That’s been a great help. I just don’t want to tie myself down to a schedule. I’m not doing the review copy any favors if I read it when I’m not in the mood, you know?

  10. Michelle says:

    What a wonderful post! This is one area which I have been struggling most often in recent months, as the number of books I am being pitched and receiving unsolicited has increased. There are so many books that I want to read on my TBR that I purchased for that reason, but they keep getting pushed aside to make room for the review copies. Last year, I was scrupulous about reviewing books in the order in which they were received. This meant that I was reviewing books months, if not a year, after I received it. While this was a great way to generate interest in a book again, I always felt like I was letting down the publishers.

    This year, I am trying to limit the number of books I receive for review consideration and have been more conscientious about reviewing books closer to their release date. This means that while I have been timely with my reviews, I am contributing to the over-saturation of reviews that can be so bothersome to bloggers and readers alike. It also means that I barely finish my review copies in time and am still hard-pressed to get to books that I purchased to read.

    I do agree that bloggers are the ones applying the pressure when it comes to reviewing. At no point in time have I ever been approached by a publisher about my lack of timely review. I do recognize this fact and appreciate that they still trust in me enough to consider me as a go-to reviewer. I still feel it is a delicate balance, and I do try to respect the time and money publishers pore into review copies.

    I like the idea of switching back and forth between review copies and non-review copies. I have been considering doing something similar myself. I think it is time to finally implement that plan to see if I feel a bit more freedom with the books I am choosing.

    • Teresa says:

      I’ve tried the review in order received approach and the review around the release date approach, and both have had pros and cons for me. Right now, I keep a spreadsheet with publication dates as a target, but I don’t worry much if I don’t read it then. And if I see a book on my stack showing up everywhere, I do sometimes move it further down the stack, to avoid the oversaturation problem. (I’ve been lucky in that I’ve mostly read books not many others are reading, or I manage to post before the book takes over the blogosphere.)

      And it is a balance. I don’t want to make a habit of accepting books and then never reviewing them (that would violate Sassymonkey’s asshole rule), but I figure I’m doing the publisher no favor if I read a book when I’m in the wrong mood.

      We’ll see how the switching plan works for me. I’m not making it a rule, but I do want it to be a general pattern.

  11. justbookreading says:

    Great post. I don’t accept many ARCs and I prefer it that way. I like my reading to be my own and if I have a stack of books that I’m expected to read, then I stop enjoying it as much. I do accept some ARC but it’s mostly on my terms. I agree with you about being honest up front — this is what I can and will do — then it’s fine. If I’m pitched a book that comes with rules, then I simply decline. The world doesn’t end and I get to go on reading what I want.

  12. Nymeth says:

    An excellent post, Teresa. The point you and Nicole make about the pool of books covered by bloggers being potentially reduced is something I’ve thought about many times over the years. I read and enjoy a lot of blogs that accept and regularly review ARCs, but the thought of the publishing industry dominating bloggers’ selection to some extent does worry me. The reading interests we pursue, our whims and obsessions, and the ways in which these manifest themselves in our book selections are such a huge part of where a blogger’s individuality and personality express themselves that it would be a real shame for that to be lost. To some extent these will show in the ARCs a blogger selects as well, but the pool is so much smaller. This is a big part of the reason why bar two or three exceptions for favourite authors in the past year or two I decided to stop accepting review copies altogether. Obviously I don’t think this is the only way a blogger can retain his or her individuality, but personally I didn’t know how else to deal with the whole issue. Having said that, I agree with you that a large number of bloggers focusing on the same smallish pool of books was a much bigger problem one or two years ago than it is now. Hopefully the diversity of the books we cover will only continue to increase.

    • Teresa says:

      It boils down to not wanting anyone else–especially an entity like the publishing industry, which has its own motivations—shaping my reading. I love your points about our whims and obsessions being what gives our blogs personality. For me, accepting lots of review copies and committing (even if only in my own mind) to review them all prevents me from happily following my whims.

  13. litlove says:

    I really worry about the potential lack of diversity in publishing per se as more and more publishers chase after the same books, and indeed promote a smaller handful of them. I am completely behind the idea of book blogs as extending the range of books that we all hear about and get to consider reading. I LOVE that about blogging – I hear about so many books and authors that I would never have discovered other ways and I think it’s a really important thing that blogs can do. It would be a shame if we lost that unique attribute that comes from being autonomous and independent (and I don’t think we will).

    • Teresa says:

      It’s the promoting of a smaller handful of books that really troubles me. The variety is there, but we don’t see it without deliberately looking for it. And that’s absolutely where blogs can be so helpful. I hope you’re right that we can stay that independent and quirky–I think we can, but I feel like I need to be alert to the possibility that I’m not.

  14. Steph says:

    “My biggest obligation as a reader is to myself.”

    Amen, Teresa! That is exactly how I feel about reading AND about blogging. I realize that I’m not the only person who reads what I write, but I tend to behave as though I am, because otherwise, I feel I can’t keep my intentions pure. I initially started blogging to keep track of what I read… in many ways, the interactions with fellow readers and bloggers wound up being an unexpected bonus. I always try to remember that at the end of the day, I am cataloging my own reading journey and I must do that in the way that feels right and appropriate to me. This means reading the books that I want to read (even if it means I get fewer hits than blogs that read only super current material) and writing when I want to write (even if this means only posting once or twice a week). I know that a lot of us bloggers have felt pressure from our audience at time, and have wondered about how to get our hands on ARCs, but I guess at the end of the day, I’m happier reading what I want when I want. I probably only do two or three book tours a year, and haven’t had a publisher or author reach out to me in ages (though I do use NetGalley), and that suits me just fine.

    • Teresa says:

      I love what you say about behaving as if no one else were reading your thoughts. As far as reading choice goes, I think that’s what I want to do. (I do sometimes hold back on snark in public.) And I’ve noticed that I get just as much interest from readers when I’m blogging about older books as when I’m blogging about new.

  15. nicole says:

    You thought so much more deeply about this than I managed to do before responding to those questions, you’ve really articulated a lot of what I couldn’t. I think you get at the heart of it for me with these two questions: How much are we willing to let outsiders drive the content of our blogs? and Do we want the industry driving literary conversation in the blogosphere, or do we want independent readers driving it?

    What I could only manage to think of as the je ne sais quoi of totally independent blogging is really about exactly this, individual voices driving content through their own interests, quirks, and the random chance and serendipity that bless what I often consider some of the best reading. I too accept review copies, because I don’t actually have a problem with them; I just want to drive the vast majority of my own content.

    • Teresa says:

      Your post really helped me draw those two ideas out of my brain, so thanks for that! Review copies can be a great thing—I’ve read some great books because of them—but I don’t want them to be the main thing I’m reading.

  16. Florinda says:

    I know this discussion started during and immediately after BEA and Book Blogger Con, but I’m glad it’s continuing – it needs to. I don’t think there needs to be a single model of blogger/industry relations, nor does it need to be an all-or-nothing proposition, and so I do think it’s valuable to discuss the various forms that relationship might take.

    I recently made a change to my own review policy; because I’ll be doing paid reviews elsewhere (although I’ll be re-posting many of them on my blog after they publish) and will be provided with ARCs for those, I will be accepting very few review copies for my blog going forward. I’ve mostly followed the “accept it only if I want to read it anyway” rule, but I need to raise that bar. Otherwise I’ll never get to read anything except review books, which is not how I want to manage my reading…or my blogging.

    • Teresa says:

      I agree that there need not be one single model; we just all need to think through the implications of the choices we make. And hearing what others are doing helps. Your plan sounds like a good one. I just added a line to my review policy clarifying that acceptance of review copies is not a promise to review.

  17. Jeanne says:

    The emphasis on just-published books in the blogosphere sometimes gets to me, although I’m not a big fan of the “let’s only read classics from the 19th century” blogs, either. Even libraries choose their books based on what they think will be popular. The more I think about this, the more convinced I become that true amateur status is hard to preserve.

    • Eva says:

      Jeane, I’m curious what you would define as ‘true amateur status’! :)

      • Jeanne says:

        I mean disinterestedness, as in having no obligations–even something as innocent as gratitude–towards anyone with an interest in selling the book you’re reviewing.

    • Teresa says:

      Yes, I like a mix too. I read some blogs that l don’t mix it up much, but only a very few.

      And I had the same question Eva did, and seeing your answer, I tend to agree. It’s hard to be completely independent unless you cut yourself off from review copies altogether, which is certainly a valid choice, but not a necessary one. But I think it’s possible to be close to it.

  18. gaskella says:

    I love your phrase ‘review consideration’ – and I try not to make any commitments when accepting books offered and I find I am turning down more these days. Then there is Amazon Vine for me, which is slightly different as I get to pick books from a long list – and I always try to pick books I would have read anyway, and if there are none that really appeal – I don’t pick books for the sake of it.

    While I don’t read many older books, I do always aim to read a great variety of styles, themes and genres and try to achieve a balance in favour of my own choices over review copies.

    I think your post was another great discussion one and you put all the points over so well Teresa. It’s got me thinking about my own attitudes towards the subject, and that’s always a good thing. Thank you.

    • Teresa says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. It helped me to just put my thoughts down on “paper.” I think you have a nice variety of styles and genres on your blog, and you often come up with books I haven’t encountered elsewhere.

  19. amymckie says:

    Ahhh you say it all so well! I get so sick of seeing the same books mentioned again and again. I can’t lie, I read some of those (though usually I’ve purchased them, heh). But yes, thank you for linking to Jill and my posts on the issue of diversity. The more a blogger relies on review copies, especially the ‘big ones’, the less diversity I find that you’ll see on their blog, which makes me really sad! Of course even when buying many people wouldn’t read very diversely, but it just highlights another part of the publishing world that is so homogeneous.

    • Teresa says:

      Thanks! Your post helped me get at an angle on this that hadn’t quite gelled in my head. Knowing how non-diverse my own reading is, despite my interest in reading diversely, I realized I need to be more in control of my reading and not let review pressure push me. (I have gotten lots of translated fiction for review, which pleases me a great deal.)

      • amymckie says:

        I think it’s also good to realize how much of the publishing industry is homogeneous though and not stress yourself too much over what you are reading. I think that as long as people are making an effort to read at least a bit diversely it’s a step in the right direction :)

  20. Colleen says:

    What an excellent, well-thought out post! I agree with many of your points and I am reminded how important it is to make sure I rotate reviews of all those great books on my shelves into the posts about review copies into my blog. It is what will ensure my personality is maintained on my blog and it doesn’t just become a megaphone about the latest and greatest books.

    • Teresa says:

      Thanks, Colleen! I love seeing posts that remind of books I was dying to read 5 or 10 years ago and never got around to. And some of those books are on my shelf and need to be on my blog instead!

  21. You make a great point about how we lose a bit of diversity if everyone is taking from the same small pile of offered review copies. I know my reading has skewed pretty dramatically towards review copies this year because I’ve been accepting more and I want to try to read them in a timely manner if they are for me. I do want to work harder about picking my own books and doing some older nonfiction to balance things a bit better though.

    • Teresa says:

      I hear you. It’s hard because I want to review new books in a timely manner as well, but I can’t read everything, much to my chagrin.

  22. Dorothy W. says:

    Great post. I tend to go back and forth about review copies; I like getting them, but they can create such a burden because I do want to follow through on reading and writing about something when I said I would. I probably feel too much obligation, and I like your idea of saying you will take something for “review consideration.” Your larger point about the value of diversity and independence is an excellent one. Review copies are tempting, but I tend to think I will be able to read more than I actually can, and so I accept too many and don’t have enough time to read other things. That’s not good!

    • Teresa says:

      I think you’ve put your finger on my problem. I too tend to think I can read more than I can. And when I run up upon my own limitations, I go for the books I feel obligated to read.

      I can’t remember who at the convention first mentioned “review consideration,” but I’m glad it was mentioned. When I coordinated the review column for the journal I used to edit, I used that language all the time when accepting review copies. Somehow it never occurred to me to use that language in blogging. D’oh!

  23. Stefanie says:

    Wonderful post! I found myself nodding my head in agreement the entire time. I love that book blogs talk about so many different books and authors old and new. I have found so many good new-to-me books that way. I doubt the majority of bloggers would ever become shills for the publishing industry but it is something to think about nonetheless. Thanks so much for your marvelously articulated thoughts on this. You have given us all much to think about!

    • Teresa says:

      Thanks, Stefanie! I agree that complete shill status is unlikely for most bloggers, but I’ve been surprised at how easy it is to start tipping toward mostly new books once you start receiving review copies. Of course, mostly blogging new books doesn’t make one a shill because you can still be honest, but I find the mix more interesting.

  24. rebeccareid says:

    “I don’t want my personal reading to be dictated by the industry. ”

    I’m late to the game here. but I have been thinking a lot about this too. I just started with the review copies (essentially, only netgalley) and I am surprised by how quickly I put one of those books at the top of my reading queue when I have tons of other books I have been wanting to read for a lot longer. Why do I do that? I don’t know, something to think about. I must be careful…

    • Teresa says:

      I do the same, and I’m annoyed with myself about it. Sure, there are times when I’m really excited to read that new book *right now*, but sometimes it is because I’ve set a false deadline.

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