Goodbye, and thanks for all the books

I simply realized about ‘breadcrumbing’ and it hit me that that is exactly what I am doing with this weblog.

Twelve years in the past, I left the non-public Livejournal the place I had been monitoring my studying to start out this weblog. In 2010, individuals have been already speaking about guide running a blog being a ‘dying’ scene however I discovered it vibrant, thrilling, and busy. I used to be newly married, simply getting into my 30s, and had tons of free time. I used to be placing time, vitality, and a focus into the guide weblog world and it was unbelievable.

After which my life shifted. My work required extra on-line time and between that and having a child, I discovered myself eager to spend much less of my free time on-line. I finished interacting with the bloggers I knew, and once I would attempt to dive in, I discovered that most of the individuals I knew have been now not running a blog. I wasn’t making the time to fulfill new of us nor connecting with these nonetheless on-line; and so I felt lonely and out-of-the-loop. 

However I could not fairly convey myself to give up right here after placing a lot time and vitality into this weblog. Being a guide blogger was sort of an identification for me.

Now I simply really feel responsible with a swirl of FOMO — however not sufficient to, you understand, make the time to prioritize life right here. And that is what made me understand I want to maneuver on. 

Ebook running a blog has been an unbelievable expertise for me: I’ve met the authors who’ve written books I like; received to deep dive into a few of what publishing is like; and my world view has been broadened on account of guide bloggers and different bookish thinkers who’ve challenged me to be an lively reader moderately than a passive one.

Finally, I have to say THANK YOU to all of you. (Now I am getting all emotional and doubting myself.) It isn’t hyperbole to say guide running a blog modified my life. I am so grateful to the bloggers, authors, publishers, and other people who nerded out with me concerning the magic of books.

Severely. THANK YOU.

I am leaving this weblog up a short time as I attempt to resolve what to do
with all of the content material. I plan to delete my Fb web page in addition to my
Twitter. At the moment, I anticipate remaining on Instagram,
so be happy to good friend me there. I count on I am going to delete my GoodReads
account, too, however want to determine how I am going to monitor all my Wanna Reads
(suggestions welcome!). I can nonetheless be reached by electronic mail: unabridgedchick at and hope you attain out anytime you need.

Goodbye, and thanks for all of the books, all of the reads, all of the superb. Like to you.


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