So I’ve been off the blogging radar for a while.
No, nothing awful happened. If anything, my day job had (has) me so busy to the point of bringing work home almost every weekend and the last thing I wanted to do was to stay in front of the computer a minute longer than necessary.
At times I missed it, though. I’m still reading (of course) and there were times when I felt that I needed to write a post about a particular book or topic, but the motivation fizzled as fast as it appeared. Again the time spent in front of the computer was a strong factor. I thought about giving up the blog completely, but the fact that it has connected me to people who love books and reading as much as I do made me realize that it is something I want to keep up.
And to keep it up will require effort on my part, and therefore I need to be realistic with what I want my blog to be. Though I have loved receiving the occasional free book in exchange for a review and/or participating in a blog tour, I don’t think that is something I can comfortably pursue going forward. My own shelves are loaded down with books I want to read – I don’t need the added pressure of reading something with a deadline. I think my reading tastes are eclectic enough that I can write about books I have selected on my own and hopefully interest someone else in them too.
So what have I been reading? Well, here are some books I’ve enjoyed recently (and by recently I mean the last 2-3 months):
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn (audio)
- And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
- The Thief of Auschwitz by Jon Clinch (side note: I had the honor of moderating his session at Booktopia in Vermont this spring)
- Safe from the Neighbors by Steve Yarbrough
So I hope you’ll come back and visit once in a while just to see what I’m up to. I promise I won’t wait so long to post next time….