So as I've explained in my "About" section I'm not new to the blog-o-sphere. I used to manage my book review blogs Biblioharlot's Bookshelf and Teen Troves. Both of which have been disbanded. For awhile now I've been lurking and reading all my favorite blogs via Google Reader and only occasionally emerging from lurkdom to comment.
I had gotten away from blogging because it felt more like a chore than something I was excited to do. Then I went through a horrid reading slump and all book reviews came to a complete halt. My reading slump ended around November 2008. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and my way of dealing? Yep, you guessed it....I dove into books. Read one after another after another so I didn't have to contemplate what life might be like if something were to happen to my mom. Thankfully, she was very lucky and is now, a little over a year later, she is doing great.
In January of 2009 I also started a book club comprised of college friends and church friends. So, I actually had people in my life to discuss books with! When I first started blogging it was because I wanted to connect with other readers and that wasn't happening in my "real" life so, I looked to connect with other readers via the blog-o-sphere.
For a few months now I've been contemplating starting up another blog. I didn't want to resurrect Biblioharlot's Bookshelf or Teen Troves, just wanted to start fresh so Book Fare Delights was born!
This blog won't review just romance or YA books. I've found that if I don't mix up the genres I read I very easily get burned out which usually leads to a reading slump. So my strategy has been something like this: read a YA, then a romance, then mystery, then fantasy/sci-fi/speculative fiction, then literary fiction and everything in between. By switching around I keep myself from getting into a rut and this strategy has been working well for the last year so I'm going to stick with it!
I've been working on the blog design and how I want things set up. This will probably continue for awhile until I get things the way I want them. So bare with me for awhile and if you have any suggestions or comments I'd be glad to hear them!
It feels good to be back!