Been Away Too Long…

For those of you who subscribe to my blog and haven’t heard from me in a long time, I thought I would reach out and send you an update.

I’ve really undergone considerable life changes over the course of the past year.  I haven’t been reading and posting reviews of books.  In fact, I’ve hardly read at all.   (If you can believe it, I’m probably the only woman alive who hasn’t read the Fifty Shades of Grey).

I’ve been busy at work and in raising my twin teenage daughters.  They just turned 16 in May.  It’s quite a different dynamic in the house now with the two of them.  I’m not sure that I was 100% prepared for raising teens on my own.

I’ve somewhat lost my passion for reading and writing.   It’s been suggested that I was once happiest when I was working on my hobbies like this blog which I put so many years, blood, sweat, and tears into.  Perhaps delving back into writing would be just what the doctor ordered.

Work has been challenging and I just feel at the end of my day that the last place I want to be is back on my computer.  I guess that’s the biggest reason I’ve been avoiding my blog.   That, and I’ve been watching far too much television and spending less and less time with books.  There are still stacks around the house awaiting a review from me.  They are so dated now that I’m not sure anybody would be interested in my review of them at this late of a date.

I’ve fell out of touch with the wonderful publishers who sent me works of art to read and review.  So, if I elect to start reviewing books again, it will be from my own stock and I’ll be re-building my site “from scratch.”

I do miss networking with all of the other book review bloggers who I made such great connections with.  If you happen to be one of them and you are reading this entry, I hope that you are doing well and still enjoying your blogging!

So, for this Friday… I thought I would just check-in and let everybody know that I’m still alive and well.  Perhaps I will start blogging on some of my new favorite shows like I used to.

Have a wonderful weekend, and, if you are still out there and a reader, drop me a line.


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2 Responses

  1. Kailana

    June 8th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I know exactly how you feel! I have been largely out of touch with blogging and reading myself. It happens! I hope you will make a reappearance permanently at some point, but I know how hard it is to get back into the groove!
    Kailana´s last blog post ..The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia McKillip

  2. Susan

    December 31st, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I can understand. I have not completely left blogging. But, my heart is not in it as much as I used to be. I used to participate in memes and visiting other book blogs. I have not done that in a few years. Mainly I post on books I have read. Not many this year. Like you, I seem to concentrate much more on TV than anything else.

    Just two weeks ago, I fixed up my book blog, and deleted many blogs that were a few years old with no new posts. I kept the ones that were my favorite book blogs even if they had not posted in quite awhile. Yours was one of them.

    To get back into blogging do what ever makes you happy.If small blurbs about books and movies do it for you, than do that. For me I feel so much pressure from the publishers, even though they don’t say anything. I guess I will call it guilt pressure. Where I was not blogging for me.

    If you are not enjoying it than don’t do it. Maybe you need to wait till you feel better about it.

    Good luck what ever you decide. I loved your reviews you use to write. I hope you return soon, we missed you.

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