Good Monday morning everyone! This post is being written up on Saturday because I am really on the ball this week. Or I had some free time and decided to fill it by being productive instead of wasting time on YouTube. See I can be responsible. Anyway, I’m coming off a busy week and my attitude has really taken a hit. Just too much time around people and I am getting all sensitive. Sensitive to noise, sensitive to being touched, sensitive to perceived insults or challenges to authority… Basically, I just need some time alone where I don’t have to do anything. Tuesday is looking pretty good.
Anyway, I actually got more reading done this week than I thought I would. I DNFed three of my review books as they just were not working for me which means I am ready to declare my reading independence!!! I have NO REVIEW BOOKS! Not a single one. No deadlines, no pressure, simple freedom to read whatever catches my fancy. I’m not sure what to do with myself. I have so many books that have piled up while I was working on reading books with a deadline that I’m not sure where to start. I am thinking about taking the rest of the month off from review requests and just reading whatever the hell I want to! It is so liberating. Oh sure I am still checking Net Galley and Blogging for Books but nothing is catching my eye. I’ve decided I’m not going to request a book just to have a review ARC for the blog. If something I really want to read pops up or there is a title I was already going to read I will put in a request. So often as bloggers we get obsessed with obtaining those ARCs that we push aside other books we have been wanting to read for them because there is a deadline attached. How about every once in a while we just read something that interests us and who cares how old it is or that everyone else and their brother has already reviewed the book. I haven’t. Why shouldn’t my opinion be added to the mix?
So those are my reading plans for the rest of the month. Trying to make a dent in the mountain of books on my to-read bookcase or Nook. I’m thinking it will be a nice change of pace. How about you? Fellow bloggers do you ever get ARC fatigue? Do you ever take a break from requesting books for review? Or am I the only one….
Happy Reading ~Amy