So. This was a long time coming. You may have noticed my atrocious posting history over the past... many months. I used to aim for 2 reviews a week, now I'm lucky if I pump out 1 a month. It's not for lack of time, it's more a lack of passion and try as I might, I can't rekindle it. The work involved with maintaining a blog - writing reviews, organising interviews, scheduling, coming up with fresh ideas.... none of it excites me like it once did. If I continue trying to do it, it would feel like a chore. And to be honest, I miss just being a reader! Taking time to savour books slowly, re-reading favourites, not stressing that I'll have to write a review and especially, I miss using my library!
So this is an indefinite goodbye. I can't say I'll never return to blogging. At this point in time, I don't have plans to continue. I don't know if my feelings will change in 8 months or a year from now, when I'll come running back begging you all to forgive me for giving up on my baby. I won't be deleting the blog (there's way too many memories for that!), just don't expect any new posts.
I will, however, be guest posting over at A Glass of Wine for Kathy's brilliant Female Characters in Entertainment Week at the end of the month, if anyone is interested. Even if you don't care about my post, go follow her because it will be a FANTASTIC week celebrating our fave female characters!!
I'm still going to be very much apart of the book community - drooling over latest releases and hot new book deals, reading your beautifully written reviews to decide if a book is for me, or else squealing like a 2 year old when our favourite novels become movies. I'll still be active on Goodreads and of course, Twitter. So you're welcome to follow me on either of those if you'd like to continue stalking on a new platform.
Soooo... that's that! I am a little sad to say goodbye. These past 2 years have been an AMAZING adventure. I've met the most incredible readers, from my own backyard, to the world over. The friendships I've made with so many of you are ones I'll continue to treasure for years to come *HUGS YOU ALL TO DEATH* I've been amazed to have the opportunity to speak directly with some of my most favourite authors (WHO ARE ACTUAL HUMANS. WHO KNEW?!) and work with the most dedicated publicists in the biz. Without question, the book/blogger community is the best one I've ever been apart of.
Thank you all for reading and making this little blog flourish in the time it was alive. It was your comments and enthusiasm (which always left a smile on my face... or pee in my pants from giggling too much) that truly made it a special experience for me. THANK YOU FOR BEING THE BEST FOLLOWERS IN THE ENTIRE FREAKING WORLD AND I LOVE YOU ALL TO HELL AND BACK <333333
All was well.