Whoa, it's been a long time since I wrote an original post for this blog! I'm still reading my way through stacks of books, or at least trying to with a compressed time schedule, but my inspiration for writing about them has taken a hit because other projects have been calling to me.
Other projects have been calling me, but I've also realized that I had reached a point at which I started feeling obligated to write about books I enjoyed, and that cast at bit of a shadow on my enjoyment of the reading process itself. I had started reading with two minds: pure imagination (which is where the joy of reading lies) and the "what should I say in my next post?" practical side of things.
So, I've decided to take an official hiatus from Too Fond of Books. A couple of months at least, while I think about where this blog should go from here. A couple of months to read without any strings attached. A couple of months to give those other projects time to take me wherever they're going to take me.
I hope you'll still come here and make your way through the archives (as unorganized as they are). Look for me to resurface sometimes in late spring. In the meantime, I'll be more active on the Too Fond of Books Facebook page and you can find me on Twitter at @EmceeReads. You can also check out my recent distraction: a new creative nonfiction blog called Along the Branches.
Happy 2013 to all!