I was wondering before I wrote this if it was better to just start posting again as if nothing had happened, or to make an announcement, outlining my plans for the blog. In the end I decided on the middle way: just to say I'm back, and I have plans, but for now they will go unannounced and I will start posting a couple of times a week. I'll begin by posting some of the partially finished posts that have been languishing in my draft queue since I stared my last blogging break.
In any case, I don't expect there are many readers left for this blog, but that's okay because this blog is really just a place for me to gather my thoughts about books and reading in general and specifically about the books I read. Readers are a bonus for me, not a necessity. That's not to say I don't appreciate knowing they're out there, so if you feel like letting me know of your existence, do leave a comment.