Happy Monday everyone! Didn’t get my post written this morning because I needed to clean my chicken coop and do some other chores. So let’s talk about the elephant in the blog, shall we? I seem to be slowing down in my reading and posts. I’m not sure what is up and why I’m not into reading currently but I don’t seem to be doing as much of it. I wonder if the pressure to create content killed my interest or if it was something else but I simply have not been putting in the time and effort needed to make this book review blog a success. And you know what? That’s alright. This is not a job. No one is paying me. I am only accountable to myself and my followers. So I think this is what I’m going to do. I’m going to take the pressure off even further. I’m going to take a break from Net Galley, which is my current source of stress related to the blog. It helps that I haven’t found anything I’m super excited about in a while over there so when I finish up my three books up for review I’m going to take an extended break from Net Galley. Sure it is a lot of fun to read a book before others get to but it isn’t like I can’t read the book later. I do work at a library so it isn’t even like I would have to buy all the books I want to read I can simply borrow them from my library or another. I just find myself over Net Galley. I simply want to read a book because I’m interested in it and not because I owe a publisher a review by release day. 2019 is going to be the year I try to rekindle my love of reading by reading whatever the hell I like and not worry if it is current or relevant. I might spend a month reading nothing but Star Trek novels or pick up a really old series I’ve never tried. Explore genres or take a month and read nothing at all. I’m not going to sign up for Goodreads pledge either, well I might say I’ll read one book and just use it to record how many I do finish next year. I do want the pretty little badge for my profile after all. I do plan to continue posting for Top Ten Tuesday because I enjoy the challenge and I will probably still post a weekly update but the monthly recaps will disappear if I haven’t finished any books that month. I hope you all don’t mind but I simply don’t want the pressure in committing to more. I just feel like the blog has gotten a little stale and might think of some other types of posts I can deliver to you all. I have been toying with doing a Wish bookish haul like the videos on YouTube. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy leave a comment and let me know. Or leave a link to something you saw on Wish that you would like to see reviewed. Have a great week everyone! Happy reading.