Sooooooooooooooooo, some of you may have seen my tweet like a day or so ago. The tweet that diddled a little bit like this -
*cries* The Crooked Shelf coming to an internet near you until the end of 2011. It's been an amazing two years.
And then my twitter EXPLODED. Because 1. all my followers are extremely awesome and 2. I haven't really talked about this much expect with a few close blogging besties.
YOU GUYS! I just want to say that every single tweet that was sent was read with a big grin on my face and seriously, I don't think I realised just how many people actually care about this little corner of the universe. I have always thought that my blog was virtually unknown because I don't hardcore sell it, I don't tweet my reviews every.five.minutes, I'm still relatively lazy and flaky at all this stuff AND even after all this time, it all seems so new to me.
To set the record straight, I am not deleting my blog. Heck no. Do you know how much time (THIRTY MONTHS PEOPLE THIRTY FRICKIN MONTHS) and effort and love and sweat has gone into these posts on this here blog? A LOT. I just don't have the time to dedicate myself on a full time basis. So fear not. Even though I am requesting to be taken off mailing lists and stuff, I think I have been doing this thing, this sharing my feelings about books for WAY TOO LONG to go cold turkey. Fuck that shit. So yes, I will still be reviewing, just more sporadically and maybe on my tumblr, maybe someplace else *whistles* I like LOTS of other things, like travelling and music and fashion and writing and whatnot, so I feel like I am just shoving myself in the "book box" so to speak, and I want to explore these other things, I want to be a multi-functioning eclectic blog of all these different things on a part time lazy basis. Basically me and this blog are going to be "Friends With Benefits" y'know? no strings attached, here when I need a good time and to let some steam off?. So even though my blog won't be reviewing books all the time, I will still be on the internets in some shape or form, I just don't know which one yet. I'm going to think about this over xmas break and see how I feel.
I can honestly say hands down, this past two and a half years has been completely magical. I have loved every minute of it. From the friendships I have made that will outlast this blog for sure, to the relationships I have built with publishing houses I have admired for years. To the authors who have brought me words in pages and changed my life. To every email I have received from bloggers whether it be for advice (hahaha still makes me chuckle) or just a simple hello, nice to meet you kind lady. I will not forget it.
So thank you. Each and every one of you for making this hobby of mine into two years of amazing memories. I appreciate the time and effort it takes to leave a comment on a post, so thank you. Thank you to the amazing publishers who have gifted me with some extraordinary review copies and invited me to some kick ass events. Thank you to the authors who have contacted me to offer me a book to review - you know who you are and I hope you realise how much you getting in touch with me has meant. Thank you to the authors who have laughed at my reviews and really got my enthusiasm for the written word. I can't quite express how amazing this has all been to me.
Lastly, my interwebs best friends - I'm not naming you because if you don't know who you are by now then you need a slap round yo face. I love you. thank you for being my friend. your friendship, advice and support and laughter make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
This isn't goodbye, this is a see you soon.
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