Taking A Break

I’m going to be away from blog-land for awhile. Monday evening I got a call that my grandmother (my nan) was going to the hospital as she was having some problems with her breathing. On Tuesday my nan’s battle with lung disease (COPD) came to an end. She passed on peacefully, surrounded by family. We were all lucky enough to spend her last hours with her, comforting her and loving her. Nan wasn’t just my grandmother, she was my best friend, and I was blessed to have had her in my life for the past thirty-one years.

I’m not sure when I’ll be back, but I will return at some point. There are a few reviews that I’ve committed to for August, and I am sorry but those will more than likely be late. In the meantime anyone needing to contact me can send an email to shiloki@gmail.com

Take care everyone and enjoy the rest of your summer.



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33 comments:

Nymeth said...

I'm so sorry for you loss, Joanne :( It's a comfort that she passed away in peace, surrounded by loved ones.

JM said...

*HUGS*

Care said...

((((((hugs))))))

bermudaonion said...

Oh, Joanne, you've had a rough time lately. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother - I can only imagine the pain you're in. Take your time and take care of yourself - we'll be here when you get back.

christina said...

Please take care of yourself. You will be missed, of course, but now is the time to focus on you and your family.

Bibliolatrist said...

Joanne, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss...I'm sending hugs and good thoughts your way.

Anna said...

I'm sorry about your loss. Take care of yourself and your family and don't worry about the online stuff. ((HUGS))

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Lezlie said...

I'm so sorry, Joanne. You go take care of yourself and your family. We'll all be here when you are ready to come back. {Hugs}

Lezlie

J. Kaye said...

Oh Joanne, I am truly sorry, especially for her suffering.

{{{HUGS}}}

You and your family will be in my thoughts.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Oh Joanne, I'm very sorry for your loss :( Take care of yourself and family, some quiet time away from here will be good for you.

Kailana said...

I am so sorry for your loss! Take care of yourself!

Valerie said...

I'm so sorry. Sounds like you were fortunate to have Nan in your life and will be much missed. Take care.

Zibilee said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Please take care of yourself and your family during this difficult time. The books and reviews will wait.

regularrumination said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

softdrink said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hope you all have a healing summer.

Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My grandma passed away too this summer, so I know just how you feel.

Take care, and know that we are all here for you and your family.

Ceri said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your Nan, Joanne. :-( It's awful to lose someone close to you.

I wish all the best and my sympathies to you and your family. You guys have had a tough couple of weeks and you deserve some well wishes and each other. Take care of yourselves.

lilly said...

I'm sorry to hear that you and your family lost such a good person and your best friend. But it's good that your grandmother passed on peacefully and knowing that so many people love her. That's what matters.
Hugs.

Ali said...

So sorry for your heartache, Joanne. It sounds like your grandma was truly a blessing to you and others.

Trish said...

Joanne--my heart is going out to you and your family. I'm so glad you were able to spend some time with your grandmother before she passed away--that time is precious, I know. ***HUGS***

Susan said...

Oh Joanne, you've had such a rough month. I'm so sorry that your grandmother passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Veens said...

I am so sorry! I know it has been a very taxing month for you! Take care of yourself and your family!

Prayers!

Jennsbookshelf said...

Joanne,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I understand your need to take a break. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

jessi said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mari said...

You are in my thoughts.

*hugs*

Serena said...

Joanne: I'm so sorry to hear this news. I completely understand what you are going through. I lost my Nana more than 10 years ago and she was my best friend too. I still miss her to this day.

At least her battle is over and she is at peace...take some comfort in that.

I hope that you will find some joy again soon. I'll be sending you positive thoughts.

bookreviewsbybobbie said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Joanne.
May your grandmother rest in peace.
Take care & big hugs for you and your family.

Beth F said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and sympathies are with you.

Bcteagirl said...

Just reading this now... My thoughts are with you, remember to take care of yourself.

Darla D said...

Oh, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you. See you when you get back. Hugs!!!

naida said...

I'm sorry for your loss Joanne. (((Hugs))) and prayers.
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Debi said...

Oh Joanne, I'm just so very sorry.

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and I hope you are doing okay. Take as much time as you need, I'll be here waiting for you. You've been so great with my stuff, and I appreciate that.