I’m alive and I wrote a book review! Book Review: “Literary Places” by Sarah Baxter — MuggleNet.com Book Trolley

OMG, it me!

I’m alive! Here’s proof:

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I’ve been living in sunny Florida for over a year now, being a librarian, living with my boyfriend, and spending most of my time and money being a Disney passholder (see Instagram account, which is basically all Disney now). It is quite excellent.

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A break

Hey, blog.

I’m taking a break.

I’m sorry.

Not to you, readers. But to you, blog. Readers – I know I don’t need to apologize to you, because you are wonderful, accepting people who understand that we blog for ourselves and shouldn’t put pressure on ourselves to “please readers.” But, blog, you’re gonna gather some dust, and I am sorry.

I love you. You have been a place where I can share my often ranty, sometimes intelligent thoughts. You have been a place to discuss with others and be a little bit silly.

But, you know, sometimes there are more important things.

I discussed in my last post about how my interest in blogging has taken a sudden plummet, mostly because of new developments in my personal life. I was hoping that writing that post would get me posting again. While I did start working on a draft and still have 20+ in the folder, I just…lost interest.

However, this is definitely not goodbye, blog. This is me taking a break. I will pop up again to finish those 20-something drafts in the coming months, but blogging is no longer on my priority list. So while I will still be here, I just won’t be here as frequently.

I still felt the need to let you know that I wouldn’t be posting as often, even though I will still be around, doing a post or 2 occasionally. It felt weird slowing down without acknowledging/announcing it, so consider this my acknowledgment/announcement.

Thanks, and see you all soon.



Quick update and, oh yeah, I love you!

I love you!

Just wanted you to know.

I love blogging just for blogging, but the people who read and like and comment and who I read and like and comment on have made it 3089287409 times better, so thank you! I love you! There’s too many of you to name by name, but you know who you are, friends from afar!

Today is Esther Day (explanation), the day where you celebrate all types of love (but especially non-romantic) by telling those who you might not tell often enough that you love them. Go out and spread the love!

I also wanted to say that I’ve been quite absent from the blogosphere lately, so I haven’t been reading or commenting on posts a lot. I do have like 20-some drafts that will be posted hopefully all by the end of the year (lol). Between MuggleNet and the Harry Potter Alliance and school and work, it’s been tough to keep up. School is over for about 3 weeks now, so I’m hoping to hop on WordPress a bit more during this time. See you around! Stay awesome!

(PS – I also recently reached 800 followers! THANK YOU!)

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It’s July 12th! What’s special about that? Today the people of the internet are coming together to raise awareness about net neutrality. Why should you care? I’m going to let Google and Fight for the Future (one of the hosts of the July 12th internet-wide day of action) explain. First, a Google definition of net neutrality, so you don’t have to go through alllllll the effort of Googling it yourself:

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Book blogger survey conclusions

Hey hey hey! I’m alive!

But I totally just failed my 4-post-a-month goal. F-you, May.

I just started summer classes like 3 weeks ago (with literally no break between the end of spring semester), and the workload took some adjusting to. Then I took a brief little trip. So no blog action except for the 17 drafts I keep working on without actually posting. But I’m back with something cool!

So remember that time when I conducted a book blogger survey for one of my grad school classes? A HUGE thank-you to those who participated; I’m really proud of how my project and paper turned out, and I literally could not have done it without you!

I stated on the survey post that I would not be using the data for anything other than my project and that my professor, TA, and I would be the only ones looking at it. But I did get a lot of interest from people wanting to know what I found, so I decided to write up an overview of my observations from the survey without using any specific response information. I came up with a list of conclusions I made from the data and am happy to share them with you! I’ll go ahead and list my conclusions and then do a bit of musing about what these responses implicate.

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Questions for Book Bloggers!

Questions for book bloggersHello, you! Are you a book blogger? Then I have questions for you!

As many of you know, I am currently working on my Masters in Library and Information Science. This semester, I am taking a course called “Literacy, Reading, and Readers.” I have to do a final project for the course that centers on a topic about reading. I decided it would be a great idea to examine a community of which I am a part – book bloggers!

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