Slow Blog

I am so irritated with this blog. It has been loading so slowly for the past few months and I have no idea why. I took down all the advertising because I initially thought it was that. I took down the background image and replaced it with all black. I've removed the twitter feed thinking it was that. (It wasn't, so I put it back up.) I've taken down every other sidebar widget to see if it was one of those. (It wasn't.) Now I've just taken down all the pictures of my books, thinking it was them.


I want to scream, I'm so irritated.

Per the status bar on the bottom, it seems to get stuck on, which is my blog feed. I disabled the link at the top to subscribe, so would it still be pulling something from that?

I'm so confused. Can anyone help me and tell me why it's loading so slowly?