It is with a heavy heart that I tell you I’ve decided to step away from book blogging.
This four-and-a-half-year experience has forever altered me for the better, and I thank you all wholeheartedly for that.
Thank you to the publishing community for your partnership and the many once-in-a-lifetime experiences you’ve given me. You have taught me so much and I am forever grateful for your support.
Thank you to the many authors who have shared their stories with me, especially those who have contributed posts to this blog. I hope you know how very much your work is appreciated and that while your relationship with some book bloggers can be contentious, most of us do this out of pure love, pure love.
Thank you to my fellow book bloggers, past and present. You are my people and I love you. Please be good to each other.
Thank you to my readers for caring about what I have to say, for the book recommendations and for helping to bring my hobby to life. You’ve made reading an active, exciting, participatory experience, and I so appreciate that.
Part of the reason I’ve decided to step back is that I feel I’ve been less creative for you, and you’ve been less responsive to me in the past year or so as a result. I totally get that. That, combined with the increasing negativity in the community, means it’s time for me to try something new.
Don’t forget I’m still there to talk books on Twitter and Goodreads — and I have a week of reviews still scheduled through next Monday. But I’ll miss you. Work hard. Be nice. And remember that life is too short for rude people, negative thinking and bad books.
PS: Marcus Flutie 4-eva.