Read this month: 5 Books, Pages 2,021
Read this year: 7 Books, Pages 3,161
Before I get into looking back I would like to mention that the books pictured above link to their reviews that I wrote if you want to go back and read them. Okay so February wasn’t too awful. I feel like I am coming out of the storm and see the end of my year-long reading slump. I managed to zip though several books recently even resorted to threatening bodily hard to the husband if he would not go away and let me read. That is always a good sign when it comes to reading, not so much for the marriage. He gets it, he knows he is married to a book-worm. You should see some of the looks I get when I interrupt a good YouTube video he is watching… Anyways. I think the bulk of my problem was stress. Last year was a turmoil filled year for us as hubby changed jobs and we learned to live on a lot less. We are doing alright, but it was an adjustment and it made me realize all the times I worried about money before I shouldn’t have, and that short of winning the lottery I will probably always worry about money. It comes from growing up in a one parent household where that parent couldn’t work and had to raise two children on disability. I will always worry about money and expect the sky to be falling. It is in my DNA. Most of the time though we are going to be okay, and I need to remember that. We are still far better off than most. So now that I have acclimated to our current standard of living and the caucus has passed us by in Iowa I find myself more in the mood to read.
I am finding myself in a bit of a dry spell when it comes to review books. I only have three on my plate and that’s okay. I am going to continue to limit my review acceptance as I think it might have also been a contributing factor in the reading slump. For the next few months I am just going to focus on catching up on series I enjoy or authors I adore and hope that takes me even further out of the reading block and depression I slipped into last year,so far it seems to be working. It also means I might make a dent on that to-read bookcase sitting in my bedroom that threatens to bury me in an avalanche of unread titles if I take a wrong turn in the middle of the night. Right now I have just started a promising Sci-Fi to be followed with an ARC from a favorite indie author of mine then who knows what the hell I’ll read. I have a stack of 7-9 titles sitting on my coffee table to choose from and I am just going to see where my mood takes me. Hopefully I will be able to beat the number of book I read this month, but you know what if I don’t that’s okay too. I am going to keep the pressure off and Read What I Like.
Happy reading and only 20 more days till Spring!