The Future of ECBR

Posted April 14, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 32 Comments

Girl Reading and a Vase of Flowers – Henri Lebasque, 1914

What does the future hold for this blog? Not long ago I made some noises about shutting it down and concentrating on my new blog, Entering the Enchanted Castle. However, I’ve decided not to do that for the present, so I’ll still be blogging in both places, probably at least till the end of 2019.

Coming up, I’m just going to take a short break because I’m very busy with moving and traveling. I hope to be back sometime in May, but we’ll see how it goes.

Then, looking ahead, I’m planning to host a Robertson Davies Reading Week here in August, something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. You’ll find plenty of great summer reading in this marvelous Canadian author’s work, and I hope you’ll put him on your list.

I want to thank everyone for their encouragement and support! This blog has really been a joy for me, and I look forward to continued conversation with all of you. Have a wonderful spring!

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32 responses to “The Future of ECBR

  1. I’m glad you’re keeping the blog going for now. I hope the move goes well – and I’ll try to take part in the Robertson Davies week!

  2. All the best, Lory. Let me know if you decide to run that Robertson Davies Reading Week and I’ll give it a plug in WUTW. Really pleased you’re keeping the blog going – it would be a real loss to the book blogging community if you went.

    • I’m certainly planning to do it. I’ll post updates as the date draws closer.

      Thanks for your kindness. I’ve gained so much from this community and I’m honored to be a part of it.

  3. Safe travels and good luck with the move. I am looking forward to reading Leaven of Malice for the Robertson Davies week.

  4. So glad that you’re postponing putting ECBR out to grass until August. I’m really enjoying Davies’ Fifth Business so far and eager to see where it goes after an intriguing start, which makes your online celebration a must. From the comments above it looks like you’ll have a lot of support for it too!

    • Till December, at least. Let’s get through this calendar year and see where I’m at. I don’t want to miss all the year-end round-up fun!

      And I’m so excited to read and discuss Robertson Davies. I’m really surprised no one has done this before.

  5. I’m so glad to hear you’re going to continue with ECBR! Best wishes with your move and looking forward to Robertson Davies.

  6. Selfishly I am happy you will continue sharing your bookish thoughts with us at least for a while! šŸ˜€

    Good luck with the move. It is stressful, I know.

    • I’m so honored people enjoy reading my ramblings here. I’m also glad to stay connected with all of my blog friends. That’s one thing we can do from almost anywhere.

  7. Very best wishes for moving and travelling!
    (I have brought all the Robertson Davies I own back from my parents’ house and am thinking about what to read for August…)
    Like others, I selfishly hope you’ll keep writing here but whatever you decide to do will be interesting…

    • Woot! Robertson Davies fans unite. Mine are in boxes buried under other boxes at the moment, but I hope all will travel safely and be unearthed by August.

  8. Phew! The title of this post had me worried, I seem to have unleashed some kind of curse this week – three blogs I follow are shutting down! šŸ˜² Glad ECBR isn’t one of them! Enjoy your break, and see you back here soon šŸ˜‰ā¤ļø

    • It’s always sad when a blog you love closes down. I won’t do that for a while, anyway.

    • Yes, there is fun to be had. I’m taking time off work now to focus and that is very helpful.

  9. Best of luck with your move; I hope it all goes smoothly (or as smoothly as an international move can go.) And I’m delighted that you’ll be continuing this blog, at least for a while. See you in May or June sometime!

    • Thanks, things are going pretty well and visiting my husband these past two weeks was great. Now for the final push of packing and detaching…