Sunday, November 23, 2014

I'm Coming Back!

Hi there! It's been a while. In fact, it's been just over a year. Oops. 

So as you've probably already gathered by the title of this post, I'm returning to the blogosphere. This last year has been crazy busy for me and in total, I've probably read about 20 books...

I suck.

But hey, it's not all bad! I recently decided to take a look at my old blog and was actually surprised to see it still standing. I figured it would have been deleted by now, seeing as though I haven't actually logged into my account for like, 382 days. Yeah, that's right. I did the math. 

Anyway, whilst I was scrolling through all my old posts, reading reviews and such, I suddenly realised that I miss reading more than anything. Getting home after a long day at work and curling up with coffee and a book... I miss it so much. 

So I've decided to take a stand against life. I refuse to let it get in the way of my reading. While it's true that I may not be able to read at the pace I used to, I've come to realise that it's not about quantity. If I can get through a book per week, I'll be over the moon. 

I mean, 20 books in a year? That's just sad.

Now, I do have to mention that this blog isn't going to revive itself over night. There are things I have to think about, such as schedules and content, so I'm probably not going to post any reviews or anything until January at the earliest. This is mainly because the Christmas period is generally quite busy for me, so I don't want to dive back in right away and then have to retract this whole post because I've crumbled into a stressed mess and am hiding away in a corner somewhere, rocking back and forth as I try to control my crazy thoughts. 

Not a pretty picture, is it?

Getting back on track, this next month will consist of me archiving all my old reviews and completely clearing this blog out. I plan on having a clean slate, with no old content whatsoever. Now, I'm not saying that these reviews will be lost forever as I may decide to post them again at some point, particularly the ones that I no longer own or have no desire to read again, but for the most part this blog is going to feature completely new content.

Anyway, I'm going to spend the next month compiling reviews, deciding on schedules and things, and generally just trying to read as much as possible. My Goodreads is empty at the moment, but will be updated as and when I finish a book, so if you're curious on my progress (and how slow I'm reading at the moment), head on over by clicking here.

Oh, and before I forget, if you've sent me an email at all in the last year, I'm sorry, but I haven't - and cannot possibly - read it. I have over 15,000 unread messages in my inbox, and I can't read all of them. So instead, I'm going to mark them all as read and pray there was nothing majorly important in there. From here on out, however, I'm going to be checking my email as often as possible, so hopefully I won't miss any in the future.

Thanks for reading, and hopefully I'll see you in the new year!