I think it’s officially time for me to bite the bullet and admit to myself – and you – that I am officially finished with this blog. Over the past several months – since I went on hiatus in March – I’ve thought a few times about bringing this blog back to life, and each time have found a reason not to do so. This is a pretty good indicator that my enjoyment of blogging has waned to the point where it’s basically nonexistent. It’s not fair to call it a hiatus any longer when it’s instead going to be permanent.
My life is just so much different than it was when I created this blog. I am currently teaching a new grade level, and am officially 17 days into the new school year. My reading consists mostly of audiobooks – which take me a VERY long time to get through – and the occasional book that I pick up because it looks interesting. I don’t take review requests. I don’t visit galley sites. I can’t, because I know I won’t read the books. So many series have been released and/or finished, and I haven’t read them. I am really, really out of touch with the world of book releases, and am actually okay with that. I want to read for me, and because I want to, not because I feel like I have to. And I know that, if I were to try blogging regularly again, that’s what it would turn into. I don’t want anything about this blog to turn negative, so it’s best to just make a clean break.
I will still be around, though. I am still on Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Feel free to follow me on any of those platforms if you’re interested! I am most active on Tumblr, although it’s not purely book-related, because that’s just not where my interests exclusively lie at this point.
Thank you to all of you who have followed me over the years. Thanks to all the authors who allowed me to be part of their blog tours, or requested reviews because you trusted my judgement. I loved being a book blogger more than words can say. Now it’s time for me to be a teacher, and see what I can accomplish in that field instead.
Much love to all of you! ♥