I’m sure this will be no shock to any of you, considering I haven’t posted here since June. And considering that post was basically an apology for not having posted in months.
But the time has come to close the doors on this blog.
Since I moved to New York City at the beginning of the year, my priorities for how I spend my leisure time have shifted. Not dramatically, but a more demanding job has meant less time for blogging. I’m still reading, and in fact reading more, but my blogging motivation has shifted almost entirely toward the work I’m doing at Book Riot.
Let’s be honest, this space was never heavy on reviews, especially in recent years. The kind of writing I most enjoy – and which you, my readers, have most enjoyed – is the kind of stuff that can have a home on the Riot.
Since I recently passed my five-year anniversary here at A Home Between Pages in July (which came and went entirely without recognition), the timing feels right to say goodbye.
I will leave the blog live (but comments will be closed) until Nov. 1st, and then it’ll be going away completely.
Aside from Book Riot, you’ll still be able to find me lots of places on the internet. Twitter at @homebtwnpages is and will remain the best place to find me online. My Tumblr is going to continue on, as a general repository for all things happening in my life (including cute puppies). Follow me on Goodreads, Instagram and Pinterest, as well. The Facebook page however is also going away.
And no fear, #24in48 friends, the Readathon will continue, just not here. There’s still a ton of interest and I definitely want to continue to host it. The date of the next ‘thon is tentatively Nov. 15-16. You can stay posted to my Twitter and to Tumblr for the formal announcement, likely happening later this week.
Time for some feels: I cannot express how much blogging in this space has meant to me, both personally and professionally. I have met some of the most incredible and talented people – authors, bloggers, friends alike – because of this space. This space has brought me more joy than I can possibly express here, and I’m grateful everyday that people actually cared about and wanted to read my rambling thoughts about the books I like (or don’t like). It’s truly humbling, and I thank you.