Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Some news.

Hello again!

So. I haven't posted here in nearly four months, as you may have noticed.

Part of the reason for that, of course, is that I had a baby. She's completely darling and perfect and wonderful.

But if I'm being honest, she's a very easy baby, so I've actually had more time than I bargained for to read and write. I've been doing quite a bit of reading for fun--a lot more than I did when I was in school.

In the beginning of the year, I was super geared up for all the books I was planning to read. I read a bunch of books from last year that I had been hearing about. I even drafted a couple of blog posts about those books.

But my reading took a pretty quick turn. Part of it was that I realized that I was probably listening to the wrong sources for my book recommendations. (I need to listen to people who are as sensitive to sexual content as I am.)

Probably more important, though, is that now that I don't have school to teach me things, I started itching to throw myself into more practical pursuits than just reading novels all day. I've been reading a lot about homeschooling and personal finance, and while I'm becoming wildly interested in learning about these topics, I'm not really all that interested in writing about the books I'm reading. And I'm betting you don't really want to read what I would write about them, anyway.

But the biggest reason I haven't blogged here recently is that Classics and Beyond just doesn't really fit into my life right now. When I was studying literature in school, blogging about books made every bit of sense. My life was focused on books already, and blogging gave me a great opportunity to get creative in my passion.

I still care about books and literature, but it's not much of a focus in my life right now. It's not just that I don't "feel like" blogging. It's that Classics and Beyond doesn't feel right for me anymore.

I'm not going to delete the blog or anything. In a few months, I might want to come back to it. Who knows? But I decided to stop expecting to come back, and I thought I should let you know.

However. There is good news! (At least, I think it's good news...) I'm still writing! I've actually created a new blog for my mom adventures, The Clueless Mom. Check 'er out!

Also, if you're still interested in seeing what I'm reading, you can follow me on Goodreads. I keep a good record of what I read there and I rate everything I read, and I might post a review every once in a while as well.

Thanks so much for reading Classics and Beyond. The last couple years have been really fun and I've really enjoyed being part of the bookish community with you!


  1. That's so wonderful to hear about your new addition, Emily! She sounds just lovely. I was wondering how you were doing.

    Life changes and with it, often our interests and our desires. I understand the feeling of life taking you in a different direction, and wish you all the best in whatever you choose to do. Whatever it is, I'm sure you'll put you whole heart into it.

    ~ Cleo ~

    P.S. I'll try to friend you on Goodreads, so I can at least keep up on your reading. I've read tons on homeschooling too so perhaps I would be one of the few people who would find reviews of homeschool books of interest! :-)

  2. Well, as someone who would never have chosen to read a blog on classics that wasn't written by a family member, I've very excited about your change in topic! (And if you want to write about homeschooling or personal finance books, you'll have a far better chance that it's something I've read or will read if you recommend it.) Having a baby really can change your life in surprising ways.

    I'm off to check out your new blog!