Art is long, life is short.
For a few months now I've been feeling my limitations, particularly in respect to blogging. I love blogging, and, in various places, I've been blogging for thirteen years. But I am changeable and above all I am busy, and I can't maintain On Bookes for the foreseeable future. There is simply not enough hours in the day, and for a long time (well over a year) I've not been able to sit down and write a post without at least several interruptions, and that alone is grating on me.
In order to counteract this I took to writing mini reviews and began posting them on my Classics Club page, and because that was working for me, and because, as I said, I do love changing things about, I decided to try a new blog and migrate those mini reviews to there. I've been doing that this past fortnight and finished this evening: what I didn't want to do was take all the old posts from this blog and put it on the new one - I don't see the point for a start, and I wanted to completely break with that old tradition of attempting full reviews on everything I've written and start something afresh.
So, I have created a new blog that, thus far, consists of mini reviews on everything I've read from my latest Classics Club list (there's about 50 reviews). What I propose is to keep that up on the new blog (and when I say "mini reviews" I really do mean mini - just a few sentences). To keep it interesting, I'll post every week or so a "Book of the Week", keep up the Wordless Wednesdays, and partake in the odd meme as well as whatever strikes my fancy. Above all, it will be a sort of 'hit and run' style of blogging, but that's all I have time for right now. I do still love challenges, lists, and all of that, but it frees my time and means I don't feel I have to write lengthy pieces when I don't have the time or I really don't want to.
The new blog, then, can be found here. It will be different and it will be brief, but as I say there will be weekly in depth posts and plenty of pictures! I'm still very much around and I'll still be reading up a storm, but I won't be here for what I imagine will be a very long time. So, I hope you join me over at my new blog and forgive me for changing around again 😊