Four Years and Counting…

Not looking bad, Bessie. Not looking bad at all. (Source: Twitter)

Well, look who’s back!

Yes, yes, I’m still here, which means TABL is here too (yay smiley face). Anyway, I know that I haven’t been around as such and I keep on saying that I’ll be back, yaddi yaddi ya. Truthfully, I’ll have to say that work has been taking up a lot of my time, being essential and all during this cruddy and uncertain climate.

But enough of that emo crap, we’re here to celebrate TABL’s fourth birthday! Woohoo! As always, I’m grateful for anybody that stumbles across this blog, and glad that I’ve connected with like-minded people that share the same enthusiasm for writing and reading, and sharing their passions even if it isn’t literature-related. Admittedly, I wish I could write more on here like I used to. I just have a lot of blogpost ideas but my computer is… argh! It keeps shitting itself, but I’ll be getting it repaired during my time off work in the next month.

As well as reviews and poetry interpretation, I also want to post more “guides” like the POC one, and rambles about the story writing process. While I’m not a perfect writer or a professional one at that, I’d still like to share my thoughts on character types, tropes, and the like, to maybe have a think about in your own time, or to share your insight (if you want to, of course!) with others.

The four years being on here have been sporadic, just like life itself. At least, here on WordPress, we have a little niche of our own where we can take a break from the stress and unpredictability of life, reading and writing about things we love. We still have each other, and again, thanks for popping in to TABL every now and then. You’re always welcome here, don’t forget about that! Stay tuned, I’ll be with you when I can!

So yeah…

Well peeps, it’s time for another update on TABL! Hey, I know I’ve been away for a long time despite my last post declaring that I’m going to revive this blog, but a lot of things happened in my personal life that made me put my digital baby in the back burner.

Firstly, there’s the issue that is gripping our whole planet right now: COVID19. Since I work in a supermarket, I have been flat out at my job since we’re considered essential workers and all. As you can imagine, it’s been super hectic and I’ve been tired and all my motivation to blog has run out.

Secondly, my father passed away last month. So my family and I had to spend time preparing the final farewell and important stuff that I won’t get into. We’re still sorting these matters out.

Thirdly, I’m writing this on my phone! My computer has officially shit itself and I need to take it to a repair shop, so phone blogging it is for now. I’m bummed that I don’t know how to align my text to Justified on the app (please help a sister out if you do know), but hey, I’m kinda warming up to the block editor though!

So long story short, a fair amount of shizz has been going on in my personal life, hence why I’ve stopped blogging for a while. I want to slowly ease my way back though, because TABL is my baby and I reaaaalllyy don’t want to abandon it, even if it means that I post updates that no one cares about. The world is in a tough place right now, with this pandemic going on and I can imagine that it’s affecting us whether mildly or intensely. I’m just glad that blogging is one way that we can still connect with one another during these dire times.

Anyway, I’m going to keep this entry short and sweet. I’ll try and do something for my blog’s up and coming second birthday. But for now, keep safe and stay healthy, and I’ll see you next time.

Blowing the Dust and Cobwebs Off This Blog

Hello everyone!

First and foremost, a belated happy new year! Here’s hoping for a wonderful 2020 for all of us here at WP and everywhere else.

Anyway… the reason why I’ve been absent during the tail end of last year is because this old Louse has found (casual) employment! So, my shifts at work are kind of sporadic, now drafting up posts for TABL will likely take longer (and I’m binge watching Spongebob to unwind because I can). Though, this doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading during my downtime. I’ve already finished The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and plan to make some combo review of that and its prequel. I’m also currently reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt, but the more I read it, the more of a dingus I feel like I am (I don’t know shizz about Ancient Greek language, okay?).

I’ve also got a half-done review in the Drafts tab, regarding The House Across The Street by Lesley Pearse. Slowly but surely, it will be published soon! Not to mention, there’s a heap of books I still haven’t gotten around to, as well as other dnf’d works that I’m considering giving a second chance.

Well, I don’t want to bore you with my incessant rambling, so I’m going to draw it to a halt here. Stay tuned and keep on being your bookish selves! Looking forward to the new works that this new decade will bring us!

I’m Still Here!

Hello everyone!

As you’ve read in the title, this is just a quick post to let you know that I’m still around on WordPress.  TABL has not been abandoned, but as you can see, there hasn’t been a post since March.

Truth be told, in the past several months, there have been a few things that have kept me occupied–family matters that couldn’t be ignored.  Bear in mind, these matters are still ongoing but I’m still (agonisingly slowly) writing up a new post for this blog.  Please expect it in the coming weeks.

So I’m sorry for the pretty long hiatus.  I hope you understand.  I’ll be hanging around like I used to soon!  Miss you all and can’t wait to be properly writing here again and seeing all your content too!

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