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Is This Thing On?

Hey. It’s me. Robert.

How are you?

So this is one of those dumb blog posts where the writer is like “Hey, sorry for not posting in X weeks. But I’m back and going to do better this time.”

Then all the readers are like “Who cares, dude? I forgot you even existed.” Unsubscribe.
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A Quick Note on the Blog

No, I know my posts are sporadicly sporadic–but much to your chagrin, I’m not quitting.

I am, however, taking a small break ( I know what you’re thinking, Isn’t he already doing that?) Yeah, right.

Anyway, I’m going on vacation so no posting…but I will be reading. I just finished The Painted Bird and am starting At Swim Two Birds by Flann O’Brien. If you’re keeping score at home, that will be book #88.

I’ll be back the week of July 11, and I’ll review my 87th book, The Painted Bird.

Thanks for sticking around lately, guys. I really do intend to clear out the cobwebs in here and get back on a regular 3-day a week schedule.

See you guys the week after next.

Merry Christmas, Y’all

101 Books is out of pocket until the first week of January.

Until then…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I’m Changing My Posting Schedule

Hey guys, recently I asked for feedback about the blog, and I was encouraged by a lot of your comments.

For more than 5 years, I’ve been posting almost every weekday. That worked for a long time, but five days a week over five years eventually started to wear me down. So, in order to hopefully breathe new life into 1o1 Books, I’m going to trim back the schedule to 3 days a week.

Starting next week, you can expect posts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. That might occasionally change–I’m not going to beat myself up if I don’t post on one of those days–but that should generally be my new format.

I’ll try to increase the amount of book-specific posts while also keeping things fun and light–which, I think, made 101 Books unique compared to so many other book blogs and sites.

So that’s it. I’m not going anywhere! But you will see a little less of me, and that’s probably a good thing for all of us.

See you on Monday.

I Want Your Feedback.

So I took last week off–medical stuff and all.

Everything’s good, but I just needed a little time to refresh and hopefully recharge my blogging batteries.

You might have noticed that my posting frequency as slowed down a bit. Lately, it’s been more in the neighborhood of 2-3 days a week instead of 5. After 5 years of posting almost every day, I think it’s taken a bit of a toll on me.

But I’m still here and kicking and determined to make it through this list. It’s taking forever to finish Midnight’s Children, yes, but I should have my review up within the next week.

So I’d like a little input from you guys today:  Read more

101 Books Turns Five!

5 years.

That’s a long time.

I guess, when you’re 39 like me, it’s not really that long of a time. But, still, it’s about 12% of my lifetime.

It’s also the amount of time this blog has existed. Sunday is the actual 5 year anniversary of 101 Books, but I don’t post on Sundays so…

The blog started on August 30, 2010 while I was sitting in a beach house overlooking the Atlantic on a Labor Day vacation. I popped open my laptop, went to, and cranked out my first post. This one.  Read more

Gone To The Beach

It’s that time of year.

I’ll be taking next week off for my mid-year blogging hiatus. I’d like to tell you I’ll be reclined in a beach chair, under an umbrella, sipping a mojito with a good novel in my hand. And, I will, for maybe a total of three hours next week.

The rest of the time I’ll be building sand castles and chasing my two boys all over the place while probably accumulating a light sunburn.

Hopefully, I’ll manage to finish White Teeth up next week.

In the meantime, feel free to browse through the Best of 101 Books.

You guys keep the place nice and tidy. I’ll be back on July 6.

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