When I first started blogging back in May last year, I never thought "Hilde's books" (the name at the time) would be anything more than a place to store my book reviews. I didn't even think of them as reviews, they were just my mostly incoherent thoughts on the books I was reading. Now, almost one and a half years and 96 followers later, The Turn of the Page is a source of great joy - but unfortunately also a growing headache.
I have to admit I'm feeling the pressure of creating quality content, not to mention reading - review books or otherwise. I have never been very creative about this blog, which the number of original posts reflect, nor do I read enough to be able to post reviews regularly. To be honest I have no idea why so many of you follow me! But because you do, I feel obligated to provide real content and sadly I haven't been able to fulfill this obligation for a while now. In a way I hit the wall at the start of summer, when I suddenly didn't feel like reading much anymore. Because of my reading slump I found myself with several review books that needed to be read rather quickly, and I think my brain interpreted that as assigned reading and decided it simply didn't feel like it. Since then I haven't read more than one or two books each month, and that is certainly not enough material to keep up a book blog. So I have decided that it's better for me to take the pressure off for a while and concentrate on rediscovering the joy of reading, because right now I'm not enjoying it at all. I will still post reviews as I finish books, and I'll do my best to finish the challenges I've joined. I might even do the odd meme or other bookish post to stay in the game, but I won't force myself to post when I have nothing to say.
I never expected this blog to last as long as it has, and all the credit for that goes to you, my dear readers. Your comments and interactions have brightened many a dreary day, and I'm sorry for not visting your blogs more. I do hope you'll stick around even if I don't post much for a while, but if you don't, I'll understand.
Thank you for your support, and I'll see you soon!