I know that you all know the crime book club has closed as I managed to get the message out in time last week on social media just before a meeting was due, but I feel that I want to say something more, something a bit longer than the few words I used to close it down, because it was something dear to me and it did run for nearly 18 months.
Last week, for the entirety of the week, I was suffering from a head cold. (It’s why there were no posts on here at the latter end of the week as well.) I just couldn’t shift it. It was making me feel awful. It seems that because I’m ill anyway, if I catch a normal everyday virus that is going around, I just can’t cope with it very well. The timing of it wasn’t good as Wednesday was the book club meeting. I knew I couldn’t run the meeting and I realised that this wasn’t the first time that I had been ill at the same time as a book club meeting. Timing sucked.
It was then that I knew I had to consider closing the virtual doors of the book club. I wasn’t capable of giving it everything it deserved. It hadn’t grown the way I had hoped it would. Maybe that was because people are afraid of the technological side of it? I know there are still a lot of people out there who love books and who love crime books.
I hope that once I am in a healthier place – probably when my neck issue has been resolved – I will be able to restart the book club. I already have ideas for revamping it! I’m just sorry I don’t have the energy to do it right now.
I’m sorry if I have let anyone down. I loved the book club. We had a great time. I think a virtual book club is a great idea. It felt like my baby and it makes me sad to stop running it. It wasn’t an easy decision, but I do think, for now, it is the right one for me.
Thank you to everyone who ever attended. You are all brilliant! And I will miss you.