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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Review-a-Thon - Mini Challenge #3

Mini Challenge #3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Monster Review-a-Thon! We are almost to the half way point. How are you holding up? Getting a lot done?

Today's mini-challenge has us looking toward the future... well, future reviews.

Setting Up Future Review Posts

Here at The Book Monsters, we try (try, being the key word) to stay ahead of the game by setting up future posts for review books. We do this for a few reasons. But mostly it is to let us cut corners when it comes to review time. The post is already set up, so all that is left is our thoughts.

For mini-challenge #3, your goal is to go through your review, needs review, or whatever else pile you may have and set up some future posts.

I like this idea! I hadn't thought to do this regularly but I have done it a couple of times. I made a template when I last redid my review format so now I only have to copy and paste. I'm usually so excited about the book that I post the review write away but sometimes I delay doing the paperwork part and the review gets put off. Not sure how many posts I want waiting for info. I work in blogger and I think the current posts could get lost....will have to think about this....

I do have one title that must have the review posted next month and two that I hope to get reviewed later this week (for sure this year) so that's three I can set up and see how it works.

update: the post is all set up and ready for me to plug in my thoughts after the book is read. I liked that. No stress about forgetting something...either my thoughts worrying about the details or the details worrying about my thoughts!

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1 comment:

Kristen said...

It's a nice feeling and I used to get this done more often, so I'm hoping to get a bunch with the basic format so I can just review as soon as done with reading the book. :) Great job!


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