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Getting back to blogging

It seems that blogging has dropped to the bottom of my list for the past year, and was pretty low for the year or two prior to that. I love to read, and am continuing to do so, but as my regular readers know I haven't been around much. My last blog post was almost a year ago!!

There are many things that have taken me away from blogging. Work has been much more challenging and interesting these past few years, but that means I really don't want to get back on the computer when I get home at night - or on the weekends.

Family life has been more busy with kids having multiple activities in the evenings, leaving little time to just hang out and write about the books that I read.

I will admit to a bit of a Facebook addiction, which means way too much time spent scrolling through my newsfeed instead of doing something more productive. This is one of the things I'm working on and hoping that this will free up some time for getting back to the blog.

Overall, life is good. Work is good. My kids are growing up - for those who have been around since I started this blog, talking about teaching my kids to read, it may be hard to believe that my oldest is going into high school next month and my youngest is starting middle school!

I've been keeping up with my neighborhood book club, so I'm reading at least one book each month, usually a bit more than that but nowhere near the number of books I used to read! I recently stood in Barnes and Nobel with a gift card and had no idea what to buy! This lead me to realize I need to not only get back to blogging, but I also need to get back to reading the blogs I used to read so I can get some ideas for what's good out there!

My final choice on that shopping excursion was We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and I'm so glad because it's great so far. I plan to write a review when I finish reading it. Imagine that!

I'd love to hear what you've read recently. I'm definitely looking for some recommendations now!

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