A Fresh Page
2012 was such a rich year. It overflowed with everything, including magical, lyrical, soul-touching books. And while I managed to blog about some of these books, more slipped through my fingers. Eventually, the weight of all those books, the ones calling out for attention, overwhelmed me. I retreated into other things, and only glanced at my blog out of the corner of my eye every once in a while.
Now 2013 has arrived, and I’ve accepted that many of last year’s bookish treasures will stay hidden. I spend last night taking down Christmas decorations, tidying my room, and sorting my book cases, so that I could wake up to a room free from last year’s messes and projects. And if I could manage that in the physical world, how much easier in the virtual one!
And so, as A Striped Armchair and I embark on our seventh year together, I’m declaring amnesty. I’ve deleted my list of titles to post about, and with a light heart I look forward to seeing what 2013 will bring me. If it’s half as wonderful as last year, I will be a fortunate woman indeed.
Thank you to everyone who reads and comments and e-mails and tweets, despite my haphazard replies. And to all my fellow bloggers, are you starting again this year or carrying over last year’s books? Finally, if you’re a newish book blogger, feel free to leave a comment introducing yourself! I love to meet new bloggers and I’ve been so out of the community for the past six months, I have no idea who’s arrived!