This has been a very difficult couple of weeks. I’m devastated to announce that my dad unexpectedly and suddenly died while at my family’s cabin. If you’d like to read his obituary, you can do that here.

I debated whether or not to share the news here for obvious reasons, but ultimately I decided that it was important for me to acknowledge. It felt disingenuous to carry on, business as usual, as though nothing had happened. Especially since seemingly every book I come across deals with the death of a parent.

Will I continue reading those stories? Eventually. Will I continue reviewing them? I’m not sure. Will I still be blogging regularly? Yes. Fine Print has been a big part of my life for a long time, consuming my free-time and energy but also fuelling my love of reading and storytelling. I’ve made a lot of great friends through blogging, and it’s not something I want to let go of right now.

So I’m going to keep reading, writing reviews, and composing other bookish posts. I’m gradually getting back into commenting, responding to comments, and buddy-reading books with my friends. But I’m thinking that my reading will be on the lighter, less cerebral side of things for quite a while. Please bear with me as I ease back into my regular routine.


  1. My heart was saddened when I read this. My deepest condolences, Danya, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts!

  2. Danya, I am so, so sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathies, and my prayers for you and your family. Take care of yourself in whatever ways you need to, including what you read… and may you find, in whatever you books you choose, both comfort and escape as you need them.

  3. Oh Danya, I’m so sorry. You do whatever you need to, whether that means taking a blogging break or simply reading different types of books and writing different types of posts, and we’ll still be here <3

  4. Oh hell. I’m so, so sorry, Danya. 🙁 That is so hard and I am wishing you and your family the best. My deepest sympathies to all of you. 😭💗 Do what you need to do, chica! *hugs*

    Ahhh. I’m back because I just read the obituary. 58??? That’s unimaginable. 😦 My dad is 56 and I can’t imagine losing him. I’m so sorry. I’m praying for you. 💕💕

  5. Danya, I’m so sorry to hear this. I’m sending you lots of love and hugs. Thanks for sharing his obituary. He sounds like a truly amazing man, which doesn’t surprise me, seeing how he has a daughter like you. Hang in there, and take all the time you need. <3

  6. Love you, Danya. I’m thinking extra hard of you these days. And again, whenever/if ever you need to talk, my DM’s are always open to you! <3 <3

  7. I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. Sending lots of hugs and love your way.

    • Karen

    • 5 years ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss Danya.

    I can understand how this will affect how you read. I went through something similar when I lost my dad a few years ago. You do whatever you need to that helps you and your family. <3 & {hugs}

  8. I am so sorry for your loss- Hugs

    • Chrystal M

    • 5 years ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Healing thoughts coming your way.

  9. I’m so sorry Dayna. Sending you so much love! If you ever need to talk about anything or nothing then I’m here.

    • MaddalenaSpaceandSorcery

    • 5 years ago

    I’ve been on this road, so I understand how things might be for you now, and it’s not a platitude when I say that you need to give yourself time, because with time the memories of all you shared with your father will help heal the wound. All my deepest sympathy.

  10. I said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m so sorry this happened but I am totally here for you (as much as anyone can be via the internet). I am here for buddy reads and if you need something I am a DM away. I’m glad you shared because I was worrying after you, I was planning on messaging you soon to see how you were doing (I can be a mother hen, I worry). You do what you need to do and look after yourself.

    • Greg Hill

    • 5 years ago

    Oh Danya I am so , so sorry to hear this! My deepest sympathies and to you and your family. Thanks for sharing too about his life- he sounds like a fabulous guy and I love the part about his cooking skills and sharing a good story. He leaves a wonderful legacy behind. Best thoughts and wishes Danya, take care!!!

  11. I’m so sorry to read this Danya. You take and do whatever you need to give yourself time to grieve and heal. My thoughts are with you and your family and thank-you for sharing with us. We’re here for you for moral support and whatever an online friend can do.


    • Lynn Williams

    • 5 years ago

    This is so very sad. I really do feel for you and I don’t even know what to say, for once, words have failed me- just, I send you all my best wishes and a multitude of virtual hugs.

  12. Terrible news. I’m so sorry, Danya.

  13. I finally trying to catch up on my feed and I know this is an older post but I just wanted to say how sorry i am about your dad and Im hoping that you are healing and feeling… somewhat better. *virtual hugs*

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