Thursday, September 24, 2009

ChainReading Farewell

Well, my break has turned into a decision to stop book blogging. It's been a great couple of years, and it definitely fulfilled me in many ways that I needed. It's been wonderful to find out about other "kindred spirits" who also love to read, and share thoughts about books we've read. I'm still amazed that there were people out there who would take time to read my blog. Thank you! It definitely has made me happy to see visitors and comments.

I'm on to other projects--hopefully a productive vegetable garden and going back to college, among other things. I most likely will not be able to resist reading my favorite book blogs. And of course I will still read books, although maybe not as much. I will just keep track of all of that on GoodReads.

I'm not going to delete or close the blog, just in case any of my posts are of interest to anyone at anytime. (I did however make my ChainNotes blog private. I didn't realize it would be a forum for students trying to get me to do their homework for them, and more recently a place to vent with profanity their hatred for certain books.) And, who knows, maybe in a few years I won't be able to resist starting up again!

Happy reading and blogging to all!!

26 comments:

  1. I hope it's okay for me to admit that I'm really very sad to see you go. I understand why you're going, but I'll miss you.

    I'm also sorry people used your ChainNotes blog that way. That's awful.

    I'm glad we know each other on GoodReads. I hope we can keep in contact.

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  2. Ah, Shelley. I'm going to miss you too! The community is losing a great one. It's been fun, hope to be able to see you around still.

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  3. I did not get a chance to know you - and find it sad that I will not have that opportunity. Unless of course you do come back! :)

    Happy reading and hope you will occasionally pop in to say hi!

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  4. Good luck to you in all your endeavors, Shelley! You'll be missed, but I understand.

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  5. I'm sorry I'm just now discovering your blog just as you are ending it... I figure anyone mawbooks follows is bound to have a great blog! I'll content myself with reading over your past entries. Good luck starting back to school!

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  6. You will definitely be missed. :)

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  7. Best of luck with all your future endeavors! I hope we still see you around in the comments every now and then. We'd hate to lose you completely!!

    Lezlie

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  8. Sorry that you are going. I do hope you still find plenty of time to read! I'm a new backyard gardener too, so I'll follow along on your gardening blog if that's still up.

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  9. Good luck with your future projects!

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  10. So sad to see you go :( I'm going to miss your reviews, and especially your sense of humor. Good luck with your new endeavors. I don't know if I have you on my Good Reads list or not - I'll add you if you're not :)

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  11. I am sorry to see you go as well but totally understand. It is something that has been on my mind lately as well but I have not decided yet what I am going to do. With a new baby and other new projects I am struggling to keep up.
    I loved your blog and getting to know you a little through it.
    Good luck!

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  12. Good luck with your future endeavors! I will look forward to keeping tabs on you via GoodReads.

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  13. Aw, Shelley, I'm so sad that you're going! I completely understand, and I wish you well. But know that I"ll miss your thoughts about books!! And your personality in this community.

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  14. I'm sad to see you go, but good luck with your new adventures!

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  15. I'm a bit late, but I just wanted to say I'll miss you, too.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  16. I feel bad that it's taken me so long to post a comment. I saw your farewell about a week ago but I didn't comment then because I didn't know what to say. I completely understand your decision but I am SO sorry to see you go. You have been my favorite and you've been a great influence on me. Thanks for all that you've shared with us and I'm so glad that I'll still be able to keep up with you a little on goodreads. Good luck.

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  17. I'm sorry to see you go as well! I hope you get to your projects, and still find time to pick up a good book! You will be missed, but I am excited for you to do things you want to start doing!:)

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  18. It was extremely interesting for me to read that blog. Thanks for it. I like such topics and anything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read more soon.

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  19. glad you shared your thoughts with the world. there aren't enough good bloggers out there.

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  21. You have a really nice blog!! I loved to visit it and will come back often.

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  23. You have a really nice blog!! I loved to visit it and will come back often.

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  24. It was extremely interesting for me to read that blog. Thanks for it. I like such topics and anything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read more soon.

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  25. I'm sorry I'm just now discovering your blog just as you are ending it... I figure anyone mawbooks follows is bound to have a great blog! I'll content myself with reading over your past entries. Good luck starting back to school!

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  26. I did not get a chance to know you - and find it sad that I will not have that opportunity. Unless of course you do come back! :)

    Happy reading and hope you will occasionally pop in to say hi!

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