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4 years of blogging

Hello, beasties!

Yesterday marks 4 years since I started blogging. After the start of the year, I had a plan to get back into blogging. I was excited for a fresh start. A new year. I even got my hair colored and I've never done that before! I had planned to post yesterday to celebrate, but honestly, I got hit with a big slap of reality. It's made me rethink what I wanted to say in this post. Life kind of sucks right now. I'm an emotional mess. I'm still trying to figure out this world and being an adult.

I've talked recently about why I read and why I started blogging and how this last year reading and blogging just got away from me. I always wanted to keep my personal life and anything that's just not really about books out of my blogging. I still plan to do that.

Over the years since I started blogging, I've seen my fair share of drama within this community regarding the books we love, the authors who write them, and even by those who read them. I'll admit, sometimes it's been entertaining to follow. I may not agree with everything I see or hear. But I don't plan to post anything that isn't about books. I've seen a lot of talk within groups I'm in as well about taking sides and stances and boycotting authors or books, etc.

I see no reason to post about any of that. Just like that Mean Girls quote, "I wish that I could bake a cake made out of rainbows and smiles and we'd all eat it and be happy." Just instead of rainbows, it's books. I just want to share my love for reading and books.

No matter what might be going on in life or the world, I know I could always turn to my books to escape. And I don't want my blog to be any different. I see no reason to post about anything negative within my blog unless it's a review which as I've stated, I will always be honest. Whether I love it or hate it, I will share how I feel about the book. I might even give a little rant about it. But its all in good fun. Sometimes book rants are humourous. But that's beside the point. I want to use this platform as another way to escape reality.

All of it gives us a chance to forget about what's going on in the real world. To day dream about the fictional men. The ones in books who are as perfect as they can be. To escape to far off places, daring sword fights, a prince in disguise... And continually add to our TBRs to the point where we'll all be wishing to come back as ghosts to continue reading our books!

I know none of this will change going forward for me. I plan to still post about my love for reading. Reviews, exchanges, readathons, book tours. And remind myself why I love reading.


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