It’s Saturday and that means that it should be the day for a book review, but I don’t have one. And so today I thought that I would chat to you a bit instead.
For the past two and a half years I have been posting two book reviews every single week. no matter what, I have done it. Sometimes I would stay up till like 3 in the morning just to get a book finished and reviewed. But the last few months have been hard. Very hard. I am sure that you have noticed that I have missed a few days here and there, even just last week I had to use one of my sister’s reviews because I hadn’t finished a book. I have been reading some very, very short books, purely so that I can review them, I’ve re-reviewed old books and so on. and the honest reason is that I am finding it very, very difficult to find the time to read two books each week. and have been for a while. About 7/8 months ago I changed job and I know work more hours, do lots of late shifts and although my days off are more predictable and scheduled (I have a rolling 2-week rota) I am just finding it very difficult to find the time to read and review books. so I have done a lot of thinking about this and given myself loads of time to adjust in the hopes that I would find a good routine with the reading and my new job (I haven’t) and I have finally decided that something has to give.
So I am taking the pressure off myself. I am going to be going back to how things were originally on my blog and only post one book review each week on a Saturday. Obviously, if I have a really good reading week and manage to finish two books, then I will 100% post a review on that Sunday as well. but for now, this is the decision that I have made. I am really hoping that this is going to help me fall in love with reading again, because honestly, I haven’t been enjoying it for a while now. I always feel like I am rushing through books and choosing what I am going to read based on how quickly I will be able to read it and it has just taken all of the joy out of it for me. I think this has played a big part in my reading slump.
And that’s it. that’s all I wanted to say. I hope that you can all appreciate what has lead me to this decision and aren’t too disappointed. Who knows, in 6 months I might be reading so much that it will go back to two reviews a week (fingers crossed). Sorry this wasn’t the review that you were hoping for, but I promise there will be a review next Saturday and I will see you all again very soon.