Yet another long standing blog shuts down

4 Nov

Novel Thoughts headerI am very, very sad.

For those who don’t know, Romance Reader at Heart, which opened its virtual doors in 2001, has a massive database of reviews, an extensive database of authors and books, many, many, many book lists, timelines, a message board and more.

Something, however, was missing, and just over seven years ago, Romance Reader at Heart opened its blog, Novel Thoughts. The lovely Mad (aka Fatin) ran the blog, mostly by herself. I helped her out for a brief period of time, and latter on lillie did as well.

Yesterday, Mad and lillie announced that Novel Thoughts is shut down immediately.

I will not speculate to their reasons to do so, but it’s always sad to see such a long standing romance blog just…be done, gone. I for one, am going to miss it, because while in lately I haven’t commented much, that doesn’t mean I don’t visit often.

Here’s to you, ladies, with thanks for all the joy and best wishes for the present and future.

3 Responses to “Yet another long standing blog shuts down”

  1. Mad 04/11/2014 at 5:44 PM #

    ❤ ❤

  2. Bona 15/11/2014 at 6:20 AM #

    I do agree – it’s a very sad thing. I can’t help but feel that all that work is going to be lost. What happens with everything they’ve writing? Is it going to disappear as happened with The Romance Reader? So many reviews and thoughts, where do they go when a blog or web page closes?


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