Hi friends! So it's been...almost a year since I've ventured into the world of cyberspace to discuss books. Not that I haven't been around, I've been semi-active on Goodreads and my personal Facebook page. But a few things went on in my life around the holidays last year that made me unfit to blog!
So around in October of last year, my grandmother, my beloved Nana was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Most of my time after that was spent with her, and on December 16th, she took her final breath. Her loss hit me hard. I stopped doing a lot of the things that gave me pleasure - such as reading, much less blogging. To pull myself out of that feeling of....being underwater, I started doing some new things, including being more active, walking miles every day, registering for my first 5k and taking a cardio barre class. As a side note, Cardio Barre has become one of my favorite things, and I go 4-5 times a week now.
In June, I finally started reading again with any degree of regularity, and paying attention to book releases and other bookish type events. And now, September, I think I've finally got ahold of my schedule well enough to start blogging a bit. It probably won't be as frequent as it used to be, at least not for a while, but you can count on starting to see a post or two a week!
Also, I will NOT be running the Big Halloween Event that I've done for the past two years this year, because it's almost mid September, and I usually have to start working on that in August to be fully prepared. But hopefully I can do something fun for December!
Thanks to those of you who have stuck around. I'm glad to be back and anxious to hear about how your lives have been while I've been absent!