Unsurprisingly, my extended hiatus from reviewing means that I’m no longer getting a bunch of review books. This actually provides me with a very nice opportunity, which is why I’m not rushing to change that. I was getting so many before that I have a real backlog; now I can go back and review many of those older books. This does mean that you’re about to see a bunch of reviews of several-year-old books, but maybe it’ll help you find a few good ones that you missed the first time around!
As you can tell, I’m suddenly back to putting out roughly one review every one to two weekdays. Hopefully I can sustain that. It’s amazing how tiny tweaks to medications can have such huge effects. The last set of changes resulted in, well, this sudden outpouring of productivity that you see here. This is what it’s like to deal with a mental illness: your entire output can be governed by the smallest changes in treatment, and it can be a very extended process to find just the right mix (if you ever do). People often get frustrated with people like me when we aren’t getting much done; hopefully by sharing this process I can convince even a few people to cut their friends and family some slack when they’re going through this sort of thing. It truly can have a tremendous effect on our ability to get things done, and no, we usually can’t just ‘decide’ to get better or be more productive. So go hug your loved ones today, and try to support them through their treatment ups and downs.