I have several book reviews to post and, weirdly, several involve the pandemic. Or maybe that’s not at all weird considering where we are.
However, what I consider weird is the number of reviewers I’ve read who say #toosoon. It’s too soon to write about the pandemic. “I can’t read about anything to do with the pandemic because it’s too soon.” #toosoon
Too soon to write about the pandemic.
I repeated that phrase to just let it soak in.
I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the idea that it’s too soon to write about something that affected so many, so deeply. Too soon?
Too soon is a phrase that’s used to joke about something that’s morbid or hurting or dead that just happened. No, the person just died and it’s too soon to make that awful joke about their penchant for whatever bad or gross habit they had. It’s too soon to laugh about . . .
But those of us who survived and have a story to tell, we’re told by a few….that it’s too soon? I hope that someone who feels that way can explain, because I see nothing in the reviews that tell me why authors shouldn’t tell their stories except that maybe lives were put on hold. That’s a very big club. If that’s the reason . . .
If you’re among the #toosoon club and would love to share your reasons, I’d equally love to hear them. ❤ No judgement here for honest reveals.