Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I've done a monthly recap. I'm not sure why I skipped May, but I figured I'd do a recap for May & June!
I know I touched a bit on this in my last update but I wanted to delve a little deeper into it... I've decided to just go with the flow and read whatever I'm in the mood for when I pick up a book. Before I started this blog back in July of 2015 I would read anywhere from 50 to 150 books a year.
I noticed after blogging the number of books I read started dropping. I realized I don't do well with planned books to read, it started feeling like a second job VERY QUICKLY. I knew that if I wanted to continue blogging it can't feel like a job. So for the past few weeks it feels like a weight has been lifted. No more obligations, reading is fun again!
Now saying that, some small part of me in the back of my brain tells me that that trait makes me a not-so-good blogger. But at the end of the day I have a VERY mentally demanding job (plus long hours) and I read & blog for fun, a way to re-energize and step away from all of that. (Plus, I know it's a touchy subject but I have made
All of that being said, I do love reading & blogging. I've decided to do it when I feel up to it. Working 50 + hours per week, sometimes I just want to read and that's it. I'll always love books and maybe someday be able to blog full-time, that's my dream. So if I read a book that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, then yeah, I will write up a review so I can let the world know how amazing it was. But if I read a three star book? If I feel I should write a review, I will, if not then I won't.
What about you? Do you feel obligated to post or do you blog just whenever the mood strikes? I'd love to chat about it and reading schedules!
Books I read in May
Books I read in June...
Well I'm off to watch an episode of Shadowhunters & Originals. Then later tonight Zoo with my husband. I can't wait for October for the debut of The Crossing! (I'll leave the trailer below for you to watch if you'd like.) What's your current favorite tv show?