**PAUSE**

I have been writing and revising steady for a week or more now, and today, when I realized I needed to pull together a newsletter, I decided I simply didn’t want to. It’s like those nights when you know you could cook, there’s stuff in the fridge, but you just eat a bowl of cereal instead. Forgive?

I’ll be back next week.

In the meantime, here’s something I likely won’t stop thinking about for awhile:

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For those who use this newsletter for updates on what gets reviewed on the site:

Sundays are for poetry - this week, it was Natasha Trethewey, and you should definitely give it a look and give her a read: https://www.sarabethwest.com/post/on-sundays-we-read-poetry-3

And just today, a review of another remarkable Newbery-Medal-contender for middle grades readers - Tae Keller’s When You Trap a Tiger: https://www.sarabethwest.com/post/on-cures-and-tae-keller-s-when-you-trap-a-tiger