Blogging isn't only about creating content, it's also about linking to other folks' content. That's the whole power of the web, right? I read and thought about the book Flush in my blog here, but instead of writing an original booktalk I'm just gonna link to the one here. Beg, borrow, and steal: the most valuable verbs in teaching.
So, after considerable deliberation I say, no, this doesn't count for my summer goal, cuz obviously I didn't write it. But I'm still quite happy cuz now I don't feel compelled to write one for a book which I don't really adore, but which I still suspect many students will enjoy. And, anyway, I'm not gonna be anywhere near the "too-many-booktalks-ready-to-go" number by fall.