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A Quick Update

You may have noticed I haven’t been around the past two weeks or so.  It’s been a busy time in my life – like I’ve mentioned before, college is starting for the year and it’s a period in my life of a lot of transitions, changes, and shopping.  You would not believe how much stuff you have to buy as a freshman in college, and my room STILL looks plain and boring despite all that!  I sort of never want to see another moving box again. 

Classes start tomorrow – these past few days have been for new student orientation, which is mostly useless (great, let’s all form a group with people who have the same birth month!  Now find someone with the same color shirt as you from a different birth month!  You will never talk to these people again outside of stupid getting-to-know-you activities!) aside from the occasional bit of actual important knowledge like how to change your major and the campus police number.  I’m not exactly a social butterfly, so all this forced interaction is… not my thing, to be honest.  Maybe it helps some people make friends, but it just exhausts me and makes me feel like I missed some important class on how to make small talk with people on the basis of similar clothing and hair styles or something.  I never thought I’d be saying this, but I actually can’t wait for classes to start.

So as I try to find my rhythm here at school, I probably won’t be blogging all that much – maybe not even the memes and comments I said I’d try and post before.  (The only reason I really have time to be online right now is because it’s Sunday morning and my alarm was set ridiculously early, and the dining hall isn’t open until nine…)  Hopefully some time in the next few weeks I’ll get used to school, have some more free time that I can actually relax in, figure out how to work the school library, and be back to your regularly scheduled blogging.  For those who are reading this, thanks for sticking with me!  I know it’s been and still going to be a bit of an irregular ride, but I’m glad you’re still here.

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But Where are the Reviews?

Hello everyone!

You might have noticed that reviews haven’t exactly been coming at the speed of light, and I apologize for that.  Partially, it’s my own fault – the summer heat is making me lazy, and I went on a bit of a used-game buying binge last week, which is… distracting, to say the least.  But besides that, there’s the matter of college.  I was accepted late – I only found out last month – so everything around here has just been a big rush to get all the proper forms turned in and submitted, housing figured out, and to get my sleep schedule back on track in the weeks before school starts.

College may, for at least a while, throw a wrench in the works for book blogging.  I’m going to have my hands full learning the ropes of campus life, attempting to socialize, and trying to keep myself motivated to do my work after two years of being, for all intents and purposes, out of school.  It’s a hard habit to get back into!  I won’t be far from where I live now – only about an hour’s drive – so I can still get books from my usual library, thankfully, but I just don’t know if I’ll have as much time for reading of my own, at least until I can adjust a little more to college life.

Don’t worry, though!  I’ll still be around, probably reviewing from time to time, posting weekly memes and hopefully discussion posts, and, of course, commenting on other book blogs!  RBIB isn’t dying this young.  It’s simply going into hibernation.

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