I have been thinking about this for a while and wondered if I was the only one. Here we have wonderful access to books before they are published via NetGalley, Edelweiss and other sites that work on the same format along with requests from authors and the beautiful book post that we receive. In the outside world, we also have bookshops/libraries where we love to go and then we buy from there and don’t get the chance to read them. I couldn’t count how many books I have bought from the start of the year and I think I have read 2 of them.
I made a firm decision, when I first thought about this, that there will be a month I will not be reading any books for review. Any posts that are blog tours or reviews of books I have been sent for review will have been read/written in advance. I honestly think that sometimes we need to take a step back and remember this is something we do because we love books but if we are feeling the pressure of ‘I must read this because I requested or was sent it’ we won’t be happy.
Take some time to yourself! Read the books that you bought, because you liked the look of it, and just lie up with your coffee/tea/wine or whatever your vice is and don’t think about it as a book for review. Enjoy the book and don’t critique it in your mind, no pen and paper making notes and all those fun things book bloggers do while reading for review.
Enjoy your books my lovelies,