This year has been the hardest of my life and we’re only four months into it.
I can’t go into what’s happened, but it’s been a huge upheaval in my life. It’s affected my husband, his family, my family, our cats, our home… and to top it off, I keep getting kicked in the teeth. Bad shit keeps happening to me and I don’t know how to deal with it anymore.
I used to believe in karma but I can’t possible think that anything I’ve done in my life deserves all the shit that’s happened to me (that i can’t even talk about!)
I’m finding it hard to find time to invest in reading even though i was approved for like half a dozen review books that are due in April way back in October last year or something.
Reading isn’t providing me with the pleasure and escapism it usually does.
Absolutely none of the recent releases in the last few months, or in upcoming months, sound like something I want to read.
I’m not finding any reward in blogging about books! My collaboration with a wonderful Aussie YA blogger ended up failing. My reviews barely get any views. My discussion posts barely get any comments. I’m filling my blog up with book tags.
Instagram and YouTube are taking over as the hot new thing in book blogging. I still can’t figure out how to post a story on Instagram, let alone figure out how to make pretty pictures when over half my books are in storage. I can’t post on YouTube because that would compromise my anonymity.
I barely post on Twitter and when I do nobody gives a crap.
Events NEVER happen where I live. I’m never going to be invited to go to a blogger breakfast or some cool publishing launch.
I still don’t feel like a part of this community even after blogging for FIVE FREAKING YEARS.
So I’ve decided I’m going to quit book blogging.
Guys, did you really think I’d abandon you?
Short answer is: I’m not quitting.
I’m just going through a really, really rough time in my life, and my blog’s being neglected because of it.
Now let’s all take a deep breath, step back, and enjoy some old shots of Chris Hemsworth in all his Thor glory.
God bless Kenneth Branagh.