Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ending a Chapter (or some other cheesy title)

Well, it's taken me awhile to come to this decision, and even longer to sit down and write it out, but I have decided to stop blogging for the time being.

Since the beginning of the year, blogging has been feeling like this awful chore that I have to do instead of something that I want to do. I no longer look forward to writing reviews or participating in weekly memes. I would finish a book and think, "Oh God, now I have to write a review about it." That's a feeling that I don't ever want to feel in terms of books and reading, and this is the main reason why I feel like I need to step away from blogging right now.

I don't know if this is a forever break or just a temporary one, but I know that this what I need to do right now. I still enjoy reading and getting lost in a good book, but the blogging end of things has really just gotten me down lately, so I feel it is best to step away and focus on what does make me happy.

I continue to read book blogs and read other's reviews, so it's not like I'm disengaging from the blogging community entirely. I have learned so much from bloggers and I've been introduced to so many wonderful books because of bloggers. I'm grateful to have been a part of this wonderful community and to have interacted with so many of you. 

For anyone who has taken the time to visit my blog, to read one of my reviews, or to leave a comment on one of my posts, I just want to thank you for taking the time to stop into my small corner of the Internet and read my thoughts. I look forward to reading more great book reviews and reading great books, even if I will no longer post about them.

So, for now, this is good-bye!


PS - I still have a few reviews that I've already written that are schedule to go up, so if you see one of those pop up, just know that it was written some time ago.


  1. Hey, Kristen. I'm sorry it's gotten to this point for you, but I totally sympathise with what you are going through. Not three months ago, I felt exactly the same. It started feeling like a chore, and for something I adore (reading/books) to become a chore was just so sad for me. I compromised with myself, and decided to remove my review request page indefinitely. That has helped tremendously. But still, there are days where I truly want to run away. It all amounted to 'overwhelmingness', I like to call it.

    Anyway, I do hope you return to blogging one day, but for now? Enjoy taking a step back, enjoy reading for the fun of it once again and whatever your decision later on, just think of it as: it's all good.

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

  2. Awww. I will certainly miss your posts but I do understand the feeling and don't blame you for wanting to take a break if it is creating stress instead of joy. I hope to see you back and if you ever feel like writing a guest post for a non-commital dip back in definitely let me know!

    CeCe @ Steaming Mug of Books

  3. It is so sad to hear about it, especially since you are a very good blogger, but I guess it can’t be helped since it’s obviously become a burden for you. I respect you decision and I hope is just a temporary thing. Thank you and take good care.

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