Thursday, 12 April 2012

Explanation For Unexpected Blog Hiatus and What’s Been Going On With Me

So for those of you who follow me on Twitter you may have seen my tweets about my Grandad. But for those of you who don’t know I decided to do this post with a little bit about why I’ve been MIA from the blog this past month. Basically my Grandad was taken into hospital and doctor’s told us he probably wouldn’t make it through the night. He was put on open order and we expected to lose him that night. My Grandad’s a total trooper though and made it through, however he’s not out of the woods yet and is still in hospital in a critical condition. Honestly, it could go either way at any time, and so my whole family has been on edge in a sort of limbo just waiting for something to happen. That horribly anxious limbo place actually made me quite poorly both mentally and physically and for a while I wasn’t doing that great myself which is why I haven’t been blogging.

In the last week or so I’ve been feeling a lot better and although the situation hasn’t changed we’re all just trying to get on as normally as we can. And so here I am easing myself back into my blogging which is something that I’ve really missed. I’ve never spent this long away from the blog before in my near 2 years of blogging and it actually surprised me with just how much I missed it so here I am. Although I’m trying to get back to normal please understand that if my Grandad takes a turn for the worst I might disappear again or my posts might not be as regular.

That being said though for now I’m back and on a permanent base I’m not going anywhere so no need to worry about that! I might just be a little scattered because of my personal life. I have got some exciting things coming up for you guys which I’m going to list below I’ve had a few requests on Twitter as to what people want to see first (I have a lot of catching up to do!) So if you really want to see something sooner rather than later put your requests for me in the comments.

• Review on the Harry Potter Studio’s Tour in London (Requested)
• The Hunger Games Movie Review
• Reviews for
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour (Requested)
Fateful by Claudia Gray (Requested)
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Requested)
Fever by Lauren DeStefano
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
A Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
Touch of Power by Maria V Snyder
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Right I think that’s about it, which is exciting I was actually kind of dreading writing this post but felt like I owed you guys an explanation. I’m excited that I can get on to the fun stuff now and start talking about books again. Oh also on a fun side note I’m tinkering around with the idea of doing some Vlogs mainly for In My Mailbox but maybe some other things too so hopefully I can figure that out because it’s something I’ve been wanting to venture into for a while now. Anyway that’s it big thank you’s to everyone for being so understanding you guys are the best! And even bigger thank you’s for those who have sent me lovely tweets and well wishes on Twitter it really means a lot. I’ll be back with some booky stuff soon and remember to get those requests in either in the comments or you can tweet me them @JessHeartsBooks again for anyone who follows me on Twitter I was formally known as @Chicgeekrambles but changed it to the blog name just to make me easier to find on there I guess and to stop any confusion. Right I really am going to shut up now, love you guys, speak soon!


  1. So sorry to hear about your grandad, Jess! I'm always missing stuff on twitter, so didn't actually know what was going on. I hope that he can make it through. Glad to know you're doing a bit better now! x

  2. Hi lovely! Good to have you back, we've missed you around here! It really sucks to have someone you love in hospital and not be able to do anything to help them, it's no wonder you were having a hard time getting your head round everything. We all need to pull back sometimes and watch a ton of DVDs and look after ourselves while we adjust to to a difficult situation. We love you, so just take things steady, enjoy your reading and don't think twice about going AWOL if you need to get away for a bit! *enormous hugs* xxx

    1. *hugs* thanks Ellie! You guys being so supportive makes me feel so happy to be back I've missed you guys!

  3. I remember you saying about your Grandad so I figured that's why you were gone but I really hope everything gets better for you and your family soon! I have missed your blogging, but definitely ease yourself back in. I'd definitely like to see your review of All These Things I've Done!

    Love to your family xx

    1. You got it Cait! *adds to review list* thanks for the well wishes they mean so much x

  4. Aw sorry you've been having a tough time hun. My thoughts are with you and your family. I haven't been around much either lately so I'd missed your tweets. Don't worry about the blog - we'll all be here whenever you get chance to post. *hugs* xx

    1. Thanks hun! Everyone's been so lovely and supportive *hugs* hope you and the boys are okay? xx

  5. Id noticed a couple of things on Twitter about your Grandad so I guessed thats where you were. I hope you are ok and my thoughts are with you and your family.


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