Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Late Summer Hiatus

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things..."


To be frank, I'm sort of tired of talking of -- or writing about -- shoes and ships and sealing wax, so to speak. Essays about fictional events and the history of detective fiction and tidbits about long gone publishing houses can't compare with the kinds of eyebrow raising, life changing events that have recently occurred over here in the book-crammed Rogers Park condo in Chicago.

Some of you may have noticed a marked decrease in the number of posts last month. Life is rather chaotic and some very pronounced changes are occurring in what used to be my rather uneventful routine. This has forced me to reassess what I find truly important in my life. People, my family and my partner especially, are a lot more important than books and blogging these days.

For now I'll try to keep participating in Friday's Forgotten Books meme and I will contribute to Patti Abbott's Flash Fiction Challenge on September 26, but don't expect too much over here until around mid-October

Be well. Enjoy your books and the other blogs while I'm gone.

12 comments:

  1. My best to you, John. I hope everything works out well for you soon. Blogging can wait.

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  2. John: Should it be health issues you are dealing with I pray all goes well. You provide alot of enjoyment in your posts sojourning into the world of mysteries decades past. Best wishes.

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  3. Thanks for spoiling us so much John - we owe you.

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  4. Indeed, you have been spoiling us, John. From this point on, I'll look forward to your posts much as I do a fine meal. Both are most certainly worth the wait.

    Keep well.

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  5. I understand exactly how you feel, John, and can only hope that whatever craziness is going on in your life right now will even out and everything will be O.K. In the meantime, take care and know that we fans of your great blog will still be around whenever you choose to come back.

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  6. I have been wondering, John, and I wish you well in finding the right path/solution/peace.

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  7. I knew I had been missing you, John. I hope all is well with you. If it is not, then I hope it soon will be. We will miss you while you're gone and hope that you will come back refreshed and ready to dangle interesting, hard-to-find vintage books in front of us once again.

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  8. Wishing you strength and peace of mind during your hiatus.

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  9. Wishing you a relaxing time, John. Take it easy and come back when you can. In the meantime, I'll look forward - as usual - to your Friday Forgotten Book.

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