Why I’m Quitting Book Blogging

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.


















Ugh, really?

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.


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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13 thoughts on “Why I’m Quitting Book Blogging

  1. Taneika

    I know EXACTLY how you feel with reading not being an escape for you anymore, that has happened to me before and it was the worst!
    I really hope things start to look up for you guys soon and let me know if you need anything at all <3

    1. Nemo

      Thanks babes, I know you’re there if I need you, I just need to turtle everything and stay in my shell for a bit.

  2. Alexandria

    Lol you fooled me. I guess cos it’s way after midday here, I wasn’t thinking about April Fools’ anymore.

    But I’m sorry you’re going through a bad time 🙁 Happens to the best of us. I don’t believe in karma either, thanks to rough shit I’ve gone through, but eventually things get at least a little bit better. Take care x

    1. Nemo

      I do feel pretty much exactly what I said in the post but the difference is I CAN’T give up book blogging. Sorry for fooling you!

  3. Eilonwy

    Argh, Nemo, I was completely believing you and composing an “I understand but I’ll really MISS YOU” comment in my head. So your April Fool’s Day prank is a total win for me! Now I need a hanky to wipe those mixed tears of sorrow and sudden relief from my eyes. 🙂

    I really hope your life gets straightened out some soon. I’ve been missing your posts in my inbox and wondering how things are going for you.

    1. Nemo

      Sorry to get you teary.
      Things are still really shite but I’m hoping I’ll get some good news soon. I’m certainly due it!

  4. Ardis @ Pondering The Prose

    Whew! I’m glad that was just an April Fools prank. I was getting so sad for you. But I do understand that you may be going through some tough times. I really do find that reading helps me get through so much when people have let me down. I hope you can find some happy things to get you through the bad times.

    1. Nemo

      Reading just isn’t doing it for me at the moment. Hopefully I can find a book that I can get really stuck into. That might help overcome this apathy.

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