Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Day if you celebrated it. I stayed home again this year because some family members were sick, but it was a nice quiet time in. I rewatched the Lord of the Rings with my cats and husband while having hot pot, so it was pretty great.
Now then, you’ve probably noticed that this year has been the worst for my reviews being on time. Some of that has been due to the new job I got last April. I was very busy, and I just didn’t feel like reading when I had time off. Then I’d feel guilty about not reading. This led to me reading something quickly and writing up a hurried review, which I hated doing. I like to take time with my reviews and try to say something unique and of value, but that hasn’t been happening. My reviews feel stale, even to me. Also, I’ve also been wanting to reread old favorites or read books that I normally wouldn’t review because they are older releases or are classics. All of this put a lot of unnecessary pressure on my reading, which made it unenjoyable, which made me avoid it. I think you all see where this is going…
I’ve had this blog longer, but I didn’t try to make much of it until 2015. I’ve really enjoyed the people I’ve met, the new books and authors I’ve discovered, and the all the comments/views I’ve gotten over the years, but I will be taking a break from the blog in 2022. I will not be closing the blog completely (though you might notice some ads now that I downgraded my website payment plan), but I want to take more time to read for me this year. I plan to still write a few posts here and there throughout the year if I read something I’d like to share with you all, but the posts will not be consistent like they once were. I’m sorry to everyone who enjoyed my content, and I truly appreciate all the interaction I’ve gotten from readers over the years. This isn’t the end by any means, but I just need some time to fall in love with reading again.
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Thank you all so much for so many great years of reading! Here’s to a better 2022 for us all! Farewell for now and happy reading! 🙂