How does one return to blogging after a silence of 18 months? I don’t know how it’s done, but I’d like to try because I miss reading, I miss writing about my reading, and I miss my blogging friends.
The last two years have been very difficult ones for my family, and our emotional struggles really impacted my reading and completely silenced my blog. All my energies went into dealing with our emotional turmoil, and finishing a book required a focus that just wasn’t there. But things are better, and I am slowly getting back to my books, have been shyly reaching out to blogging friends, and have also begun to think about and write posts…I’m trying to find my voice again after all this time.
We don’t fully understand how our blogs affect other people, but I want to tell you that continuing to read your blogs throughout this period of silence has been very important to me and very healing. So I thank you, dear friends, for your love of books and writing, and for the wonderful way you share that passion with the world. The book blogging community has always been very warm and welcoming, and I’ve missed it terribly.
I started this blog “shyly” in 2007, and now I quietly return to this ongoing record of my reading self. Thanks for stopping by, despite the long silence.