…. and she’s twisting my arm to come back to the book blogging world.
(And I decided to write this so she’ll shut up.)
I guess before I can talk about coming back, I should talk about why I left. I love to read. Obviously. But books had taken over my life. By the end of last year I was reading more than 20 books a month. And blogging. And working. And therefore, not spending any time on my relationship or myself. I was using books as an escape from my life. Getting too sick to read early this year seemed like the worst thing ever, but turned out to be just what I needed. I used that break to step away from my book addiction.
I’ve gotten back in shape (and lost 20lbs!). I started practicing yoga again and running. I started making time to spend with my husband (which has been extremely difficult due to his work schedule). We’ve also recently started the search for our first house (which has been very overwhelming). In the midst of all of this, I was scared to start reading again. I was terrified that I would be sucked back in and lose myself all over again. But I couldn’t stay away for long.
Over the last few weeks I devoured the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning and have reread the last Dark Hunter book I finished to get ready to read Acheron. So if I’ve been reading again, why am I not blogging?
Because I feel insanely guilty for all of the amazing posts I’ve missed. I can’t reconcile my coming back to blogging without catching up on my GoogleReader (which is over 700 in my VIP folder alone). I’m still not sure how to overcome this issue because there is no way I can go back and catch up at this point.
I’m going to start by updating some pages on here and posting Tattoo Tuesdays again. I’m hesitant to write about the Fever series because anything I want to say about it is insanely spoilerish and that’s not really my style. Amanda started her own beautiful (if I do say so myself) blog, On a Book Bender, and we’re going to stay affiliates and keep our blogs connected somehow.
I have missed all of you very, very much and I’m looking forward to easing myself back into this amazing community.