Hello all, I ‘m back

Dad , Milly  and Myself

Well I have been off-line for over two weeks which I think is the longest break I have had since I started this blog .Now return after that time I find myself rather like a new starter feeling my way again ,I feel a slight lose of confidence ,but I have had a busy few weeks I found out my father had collapsed at home and need to have a pacemaker fitted ,this has played on my mind a lot recently and was actually the icing on the cake of 2013 that has leapt from one thing to another all year . But as you can all see from the updated books read in 2013 I have been reading as much if not more than normal as I have passed 100 books read for the fourth year in a row .I have found solace in my books ,they offer me a way to forget my own personnel woes and escape into another world ,I have also spent  time with Amanda and visiting my dad for the day as he lives quite far from me .So I return to the blog after all this looking forward to joining in German lit month but also with a real sense of wanting to clear my backlog of read books and transform them into reviews before time runs out on 2013 ,so 2014 can be an easier year with less catch up on my blogging  and in general as I feel 2013 has been a bad year for myself .So tomorrow I return with a review of Stoner by John Williams  ,a book which I have tossed and turned over how to review .I will be slowly commenting on everyone’s posst as I am now off work for ten days .

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mar (@MarDixon)
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 16:31:03

    Welcome back Stu! x

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  2. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 19:16:02

    Welcome back Stu! Hope your Dad is ok now, and it will be good to hear your thoughts on books again!

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  3. Lisa Hill
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 19:34:30

    Welcome back, Stu:) I hope your dad is on the mend!

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  4. Kelly
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 23:07:45

    I hope your father is doing okay. Glad to see you back🙂

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  5. Maryom
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 23:41:02

    So sorry to hear about your dad. It must have been very shocking. Hope next year is better for both of you.

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  6. Richard
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 01:11:20

    Sorry to hear about your dad, Stu, but I hope he’s doing better and I’m glad you got to spend some time with him. Also, as the others have said, welcome back!

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  7. gaskella
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 09:00:32

    Glad to have you back, and I hope your Dad is recovering well. Enjoy your time off work.

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  8. Brian Joseph
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 09:36:39

    I hope that your dad is doing and continues to do OK.

    Welcome back!

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  9. Caroline
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 10:35:51

    Welcome back and I hope your father is doing fine again.

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  10. Bellezza
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 12:12:45

    Welcome back, Stu, though you were never gone from mind and heart for long. I know exactly what you mean about books being a solace when times are trying. Hope your father continues to feel better with his adjustment, and peace be with you all.

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  11. Emma
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 19:42:17

    Welcome back.
    I hope your dad feels better and that the year will end with better moments.

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  12. Kinna
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 13:22:55

    Welcome back. I’ve been reading more poetry than novels this year. I hope your dad is feeling better. This life requiring constant readjustments can be so trying! take care.

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  13. Vishy
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 20:16:13

    Welcome back, Stu. Hope your dad is getting better and will get back to normal soon. Sending positive thoughts and wishes to him.

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  14. Andrew Blackman
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 16:53:16

    Sorry to hear about your father, Stu, and hope he is well again. Hope you are doing well too. Welcome back to the blogging world. I like what you said about finding solace in books.

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  15. iamamro
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 20:49:08

    Welcome back, sir!

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