I have had several attempts at writing this post. It isn't an easy one. This will be my last post on Fennell Books. It has been over five years since I started blogging, on a bit of a whim, to keep me out of trouble. My whims often don't last all that long, but for some reason, this one stuck. Blogging is a strange experience. Here I sit, at my laptop in Fennell Towers, sending words out into the ether. Apart from a few exceptions I have no idea who you all are. I do know that you all spend you some of your precious time reading my thoughts, and that I find quite incredible.
I should probably try and articulate why I am hanging up my blogging shoes. Reading is hugely important to me. It is a joy, an escape and also how I make sense of life. I have read all of my life, and I will be a reader every second that I walk this earth. Blogging was a part of that joy, but in recent times it has become harder. There is a lot that goes on in the background with social media which I find quite unpleasant, and consequently I would rather not expose myself to that any longer Other bloggers will know exactly what I mean.
That isn't to say that Fennell Books hasn't been fun. It has. It has been enormous fun. I have made contact with some wonderful people and had some lovely literary chats. I have enjoyed the process of writing and I have enjoyed your comments, and hearing what you think about the books I have read.
So, the end of an era. Who knows what 2015 will bring. I'll need a new hobby. Newt collecting like Gussie Fink-Nottle? Battery collecting like Mr Weasley? I think I'll work on that some more.
So thank you for your company, I've enjoyed it very much. Maybe I'll see you at Mr B's soon.