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Difficult Times

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I am sorry that I have not been posting on this blog but I have been going through some very difficult times lately.

This Year Has Been Difficult

My mother died. We were very close.

In the last few years, she did suffer from dementia, so I did have some time to prepare for her death, but it is still very hard.

Dementia is a truly terrible thing. It is very difficult watching someone’s mind deteriorate.

My mother loved to read, and she passed her joy of reading unto me. We loved discussing books together.

The day I realized that she was unable to read anymore was a shocking day. I finally had to face the reality of my mother’s deteriorating mental condition.

Motivation For Blogging

I have found it difficult to find motivation for blogging.

Lately, I have found myself mostly reading lighthearted romance novels, but they are not the kind of books that I want to review. I just needed an escape.

Of course, then I feel guilty because I am not reviewing books!

I have also struggled with SAD — Seasonal Affective Disorder. This winter has been just miserable, and it affected me very negatively. If it wasn’t for my husband, I don’t know what I would have done.

Now that spring is here, I have begun writing again, and I have also begun reading more difficult literature lately.

You can also read my post What Have I Learned From Book Blogging?

Thank you for reading The Literary Lioness!

I love books, writing, film, and television.

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