And there's really no excuse for it, since I am always very happy when my friends read my work.
I guess what it comes down to is that it's really important to me to always read exactly the right thing at exactly the right time. Thus, it's hard to really slot things. Maybe the right time is when a book is released; or maybe it's five or fifty years from now. I can't know until the actual moment when I'm picking the next book that I want to read.