I don’t really know how to start this post. But here goes…

This past Christmas vacation I’ve been doing some a lot of thinking. Last year wasn’t my most productive one on the blog and it was my worst year reading-wise since I started tracking my reading in 2009. I have 28 books I still need to review and every time I look at them I feel awful. And that is also why I’ve slowed so much in my reading, because finishing books would only add to the guilt. To which the logical answer would be “well just write the reviews, dummy.” But to be honest, I don’t want to anymore. Right now, reading and reviewing feels like an obligation, like a job that isn’t fun any longer and I don’t think that is how this thing is supposed to work. 

However, I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to A Fantastical Librarian, to let go… Because what if I say I quit and suddenly next month I get the urge to blog? Thus I’ve decided to trial letting go and to put the blog on hiatus. No more having to review what I read, no more review copies having to be read and glaring at me for not getting to them. Just reading what I want when I want. What I am going to try out though is just posting about what I finish reading on Instagram, because I’ll never stop talking books.

What does that mean practically? It means that from today I will no longer be accepting review requests/copies and that the blog will be dormant at least until the end of spring. After that we’ll see where we are.

In the meantime I’ll be around on social media, probably knitting, listening to podcasts, catching up on TV shows I missed and hopefully finding my joy in reading again. See you in a couple of months.