2015 State of the Robotic Okapi Toy Forest Preserve Address

After some deliberation and second-guessing, I have decided that I will continue this semi-derelict blog into 2015.

I’m not going to go so far as to resolve to maintain it on a regular basis. I’m still not quite sure what it will be, but at the very least I want to reserve myself a personal place to publish thoughts on children’s literature and library work, if/when I have such thoughts and write/type them down.

My book reviews will continue to be housed primarily on my school district’s library media web page, Granitemedia.org (which by coincidence I just so happen to maintain.)  Here’s a quick link to a growing list of book reviews tagged with my name.

I will continue to tweet primarily library/education/reading/kidlit-related tweets using my account @jdwhiting.  I find myself rethinking and revising how I can and should or should not use twitter on an almost daily basis.  Too much thinking, not enough action, punctuated by spurts of oversharing.

I intend to continue to work through my epic Newbery+Authors+Classics Reading Challenge.  It will probably take me the rest of my life. I also intend to try to keep up with new 2015 books as they are released this year.  But my number one concern will be to read whatever strikes me, even if it doesn’t fall into one of these projects.  Maybe 2015 will be my year to finally read Moby Dick, too?

That is all at this time.  I will take your questions and concerns in the comment section.

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