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I'm sorry to hear that! I hope that you're enjoying whatever it is your doing - gaming, reading... whatever. I really enjoyed your reviews. I don't know if that counts as having made a difference in the larger sense of the word, but I enjoyed having you on Booklikes. I wish you well whatever you decide to do.
Archer's Asylum 8 years ago
Honestly... I don't know what I'm going to do. I've mostly been working and fighting seasonal homesickness.
Like Debbie's Spurts said, I do *hope* you come back, but in the end, you should do what's best for you. My hope is really selfishness as I enjoyed your company, your wit, and your reviews. I'm sorry to hear about the homesickness, but am glad about the PS4 as I assume it's helping occupy you, and keep you from dwelling on that too much!

I wish I could do more for you!
Debbie's Spurts 8 years ago
I hope you come back. Maybe take a break in posting until you miss it then think about it a few weeks more while lurking about before returning to posting—but don't stop reading. If amazon and others keep siding with the asshats on the basis of getting rid of negative (non-promotional) materials and losing the readers with their love of reading who generate honest reviews/posts—I hope they get the joy sucked right out of them when they realize all the data scientists in the world won't get readers to consider promotional reviews (even carefully calculating to have the right number of negative reviews that are still sappy in tone) from author circles and sockpuppets to be useful word of mouth reviews. The current membership, reputation and data will keep goodreads going for a while but the lack of real content from posters like you will erode that reputation.
Missed you around here, Archer, but I'm glad to see you're doing things you enjoy. I hope you come back, but I respect whatever you wish to do.
Hope you stick around Archer, if only on the special occasions. I took a lot of time off from reviewing and posting last year as I was just burned out, so I know what you mean.
It seems the asshat brigade has left town. I'm sorry they've stolen the enjoyment you had, but maybe in time you can get it back and come back to us. And you do make a difference, I think. So, take it easy, take your time, play that PS4. And have a happy Christmas.
BookWurms 8 years ago
It's worth it! Come back to books!
I think a break can't hurt. I am not reviewing much lately either. Mostly because this whole GoodReads drama took a lot of joy out of the whole book thing. Now I'm reading and moving on to the next book without leaving my 2 cents anywhere. Plus the gaming takes up time. So does the rest of real life lol. Don't stress yourself too much. Do what's good for you. Maybe it'll come back. Maybe it won't. :)
AnnaLund2011 8 years ago
Best part with Booklikes? I'm blogging about all kinds of things, not just books. Just come and hang out. I missed your snark and brilliance.
Archer's Asylum 8 years ago
Brilliance... where?
AnnaLund2011 8 years ago
Stop it. Your posts have always been brilliant. That's why so many of us follw you. But it's okay to be bummed. Just don't stop altogether, because then the asshats win. And you're too much of a gamer to let THAT happen.
Archer's Asylum 8 years ago
This is true... defeat is not an option...
AnnaLund2011 8 years ago
right, nor is letting them win by goddamn Walk Over. :-)
Liz Loves Books.Com. 8 years ago
Aw I hope you come back soon. Loved your reviews :) Sorry to hear the reading joy has been stomped all over by idiots but there has been a noticeable dip in that type of activity. Plus you can just block them all and talk to us lovely people instead! I am lovely I promise :D I hope you rediscover the book joy soon and come back to share it with us.
"In the end it's not like I made a difference anyway." Um, actually you did, and I've missed reading your posts. Hope to to see you in here again sooner rather than later. Take care of yourself.
I was wondering where you went!
Archer's Asylum 8 years ago
I went slightly mad
AnnaLund2011 8 years ago
ha! I keep coming back to this post as I get notifications from all the others who send you a msg, and I have to say this: THAT HAPPY FACE IN YOUR AVI MAKES ME SMILE SO HARD every time. So, please write more and people: keep the msgs coming. I like that smile.
Elly Helcl 8 years ago
I completely understand...After getting singled out by the "site that shall not be named" I had to back off and really find my bearings again. It is disconcerting and it feels icky.

Good news, once you figure this out for yourself, you will come back stronger than ever...
Have been feeling like this myself. Best to you and yours!