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20 January 2013

The Sunday Salon: A Sabbatical


I knew I needed to take a mini-hiatus when I realized that it had been two weeks since I last posted and I hadn't really thought twice about it. In fact, I forgot about it completely. That was a sign.

I don't necessarily think this will be a long break at all. There may actually be a post or two even this week, but I am ruminating over whether or not to take a more formal break that would have an actual timeline with a "return" date, etc.

My new role at the company I'm at requires even more time and travel, and that needs to be a priority, of course. Add to that all the other distractions of life! So, while I'm still even more so on Twitter, I'm not going to feel so guilty if I don't post frequently for the next month or so.

Here's my current reading/listening list:
  • Reading The Burn Palace, by Stephen Dobyns
  • Reading A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin
  • Listening to the audiobook The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters, upon recommendation from Book Lust.
Thanks for your patience, friends and readers.

16 comments:

  1. Well, that is exactly what I did...took the whole month of January OFF. The holidays just really did a number on me. And frankly? I don't miss it so much. I like not having the pressure I put on myself to always have something to post. We will see how long my cushion of reviews lasts me come February 1st. (By the way, LOVED The Little Stranger. I love Waters something fierce.)

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  2. I second Sandy on The Little Stranger. Great book. Good luck settling into your nee responsibilities.

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  3. This is supposed to be fun so occasional breaks make sense to me.

    Good choice of The Little Stranger in audio; I enjoyed it.

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  4. I'm with Leslie, this is supposed to be fun, a break sounds like a good idea :) You shouldn't feel guilty at all!

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  5. You have been missed.I enjoy your posts, but completely understand the need to priortize work, family, then blogging. I think for the most part, bloggers all understand this and have an appreciation for those who do need to take time away. Blogging isn't so much fun when it becomes a chore. Enjoy your books :D

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  6. Take care of yourself. We'll be here when you get back!

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  7. Enjoy the break. Sometimes you just need to take one. We'll all be here when you return.

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  8. Take care of yourself! It sounds like you have your hands full in a wonderful way. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Little Stranger when you get 'round to writing them. I LOVED IT.

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  9. I loved The Little Stranger on audio too. Enjoy!

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  10. Miss you -- but glad you're taking time for yourself (and that you hadn't faced a horrible tragedy or anything!). Hope we see you back, but only when you're craving this space again. Enjoy your reads.

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  11. If you take a break I wouldn't give yourself a deadline... you never know when you feel like popping in. I seemed to have a mini break from August - December... I never actually left but boy my posts slowed down. :)
    Enjoy your books and audio :)

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  12. Life takes precedence over blogging. Enjoy life:)

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  13. I take unplanned mini-breaks often - sometimes work just gets too much and I need to simplify. Enjoy your break!

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  14. No guilt is definitely the way to go. I'm not on a break but I cut back to two posts as week, because that's what my life demands right now. Enjoy your break and I'll hopefully see you soon!

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