Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Fanatical Bookworm is Back!!!

So I've had this post written for the last few days now, but
due to the tragic events that occurred in Boston, I
had decided to withhold posting out of respect to those who
were involved.  I can only imagine what they are going
through, whether it be a loss of a loved one or if they 
themselves had been physically injured.  My thoughts
and prayers go out to all of those who were effected.

Now with the explosion that occurred out in West Texas, 
my rant/explanation below of my time away from blogging
seems silly compared to what others are going
through at this time.  And once again, my
thoughts and prayers go out to all those
who are suffering at this time. 

With that said, I decided to post today since I
have reviews ready and waiting to go!

That's right, I'm back.  Back to reading the books I love, back to blogging and reviewing the books I love to read.  I've missed my little corner of the bloggerverse.  And admittedly, reading and reviewing books has always been two very selfish hobbies of mine that I do for my own happiness and to bring a smile to my face.  And if anything I've ever written has brought a smile to another's face, then I'm glad others can benefit from my own selfish habit.  No shame, no shame at all in any of that.

As for my year long hiatus?  Let me just start by saying 2012 was one heckuva bad year.  I've had bad days, maybe even weeks, but I can officially say 2012 was just one bad thing after another.  I can't even begin to tell you how relieved I am that I've got that year behind me. 

My bad year started off with me finding out many things that led to the downfall of my marriage and ultimately, a divorce.  After being left with no money, dealing with mountains of lawyer fees, court dates for custody, and more rock-bottom moments than I'd like to count, I can finally put a smile on my face and say that I have learned many lessons that have made me into a much stronger woman and mother.

I know, I get it, most people would say that it could have always been worse and I should be grateful.  My kids are healthy and I've still got custody of them, I myself am as healthy as a horse, and I've had some amazing blessings come my way even when I thought everything was lost.  Today I can say that and actually feel grateful, but I did have moments over the last year where I truly felt that nothing would ever get better.  I had lost hope at times. 

You know how I knew I was down in the dumps?  I didn't feel that passion for books anymore.  That is a huge red flag for me, because even on bad days I could usually pick up a book and forget about whatever problems were bugging me at the time.  Last year I had too much to worry and stress over and I just couldn't grasp that urge to read, which I think added to my depression.  I wasn't myself and I hated it. 

Here I am now, still struggling but happy.  I have my two young 'uns that I love with everything I've got, a new outlook on life and more knowledge in what I want and DON'T want in a relationship, my faith in God is stronger than ever, I've got a year under my belt in a Vet Tech program while holding a 4.0 GPA, and I even have a new look to go with the new me after chopping off 16 inches of my hair for the first time ever.  Now with my passion for reading having returned on top of wanting to blog again, I'm back as a stronger, happier me!! 

With that all said, I've got a few reviews I'm working on and I'm excited to share them with y'all!

Lots of love,


  1. I actually squeaked when I saw this post on my dash! *HUGS* so excited to read your upcoming reviews. love you girl!

  2. Thanks Kim!! Love you too!! =)

  3. Oh. My. I am totally crying. This just makes me soooo happy, TIT. I... It's good to have you back. *HUGS*

    1. A happy TAT makes for a happy TIT! It's good to be back! *super cheesy grin*


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