I had some unexpected things happen in my personal life that required immediate attention. I can't tell you how many times I thought, "Gosh, I really need to write a blog post to let everyone know I'll be gone for awhile."
Yeah, that never happened.
The longer it took me to find time to write a post, the easier it was to just let it slide. After a few months, I kinda figured readers already realized I had stopped blogging (and tweeting) for a bit, so I just couldn't muster up the time and energy to put out an official post. Honestly, I wasn't even sure if I would return to blogging at all.
So, now that a few things are straightened out, I'm tentatively dipping my toe back in the water. I'm still super busy with my new post doc (I graduated!) and studying for my licensing exam (ugh). Plus, I've begun to realize I need to spend a little more time attending to other areas of my life. This blog was initially only intended to give me an extra hobby while I was away for a year on internship, but I came it like it a lot more than I expected.
Going forward, here's the plan: I will continue avidly reading YA (yes!), but not quite at the same feverish rate as before. I will also provide as many book reviews and twitter recommendations as I can weave into my hectic schedule. However, that means the blog and twitter will certainly not be updated at a "book of the day" speed. More like, "book of the week," and possibly less around holidays, exam time, etc.
Basically, I want to get back into reading, reviewing, blogging, and tweeting, but I'm still testing out how much time I reasonably have to do so.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on the blog, and talking to me on twitter. I am so utterly grateful for this online YA book community.