Hello again and… Wow. It has been sort of a ridiculously long time since I attempted a blog entry!
I have to admit at the time –which was back in October of 2012– that I just felt a general sense of pointlessness with continuing. Back in October, I felt that all I had learned from blogging about books was that it was contest or a competition to see who could read the most and post about it the fastest. And it was one that I was constantly losing.
I couldn’t stop seeing everything as some sort of epic race with me in last place because I was somehow reading the wrong way. As a result, I also couldn’t really enjoy reading. I felt pressured* to get books done promptly and without savoring what I was reading. I felt really irritated by my own reading preferences as opposed to embracing and following them as I was initially doing when this book blog started. And it was sort of a mess for me in a number of ways.
After a break that I ought to have given more warning about and for which I deeply apologize, I find that I want to go back to book blogging. I actually sort of miss it now. I want to go back to fumbling my way towards providing the same content I was before in terms reading and reviewing.
I don’t expect to post every day. I don’t think that served much of a point, and definitely contributed to my blog burn-out. I don’t expect I will do many memes although I might look into book challenges again at some point.
I do expect that the books I read will be a mix of old and new rather than forthcoming as I am back to trying to make a sizable dent in my To-Read Mountain.
And I also expect to occasionally post about the video games I’ve been playing.**
So if you’re still around and interested, thanks for reading and checking back. If you’re here for the first time, expect more content and book reviews soon.
* By myself, obviously. No one was actually pressuring me outside of that little inner critic voice that hounds me from time to time.
** AKA the other reason I haven’t been blogging. So many of the games coming out now just have really, really good storylines but that is a post for another day.