Soooo, if anyone’s still around, you’ve probably noticed that it’s been a couple months since I posted regularly.
I’m still reading all the time, but honestly, I began feeling overwhelmed with having deadlines for book reviews. I was requesting more titles on NetGalley than I could keep up with and got behind on the reviews I was supposed to be writing, so I’ve given up on that, at least for now.
Don’t get me wrong–I absolutely still love romance novels and they are still basically my world. But when I read these days, it’s a relief not to have to compose a long review unless I want to–and more often than not, I just want to leave a star rating on Goodreads and move on. I suspect that will change one day, but in the meantime, I like the lack of pressure and the ability to read simply for pleasure and not obligation.
I’m also still knitting, though I’m very bad about blocking and consequently, taking FO pictures. Maybe I should make a New Year’s resolution about that because I really suck at posting about my knitting.
Since starting this incarnation of my blog, I’ve refrained from getting too personal and that’s been intentional. I wanted to write primarily about books and knitting, but sometimes I just want to talk about life and I don’t want to feel like that doesn’t “belong” here. I hope this is making sense. It made sense in my head when I started this post.
For example, back in September, Michael and I had to make the awful decision to put our oldest dog, Orion, to sleep. It was extremely difficult and I intended on posting about him. I hadn’t felt ready to talk about it, but I think I’m closer to being ready. And I’d like the ability to do that without feeling like it’s too “personal” for a blog that’s primarily about books and knitting.
Anyway, I’ve sufficiently rambled on, so I think that’s it for now. To summarize, the future of this blog is that it will hopefully get more personal and I think that’s the way I like it best.