Random: Where Did I Go?

Hi everyone! Well, hasn’t it been a while? In one way, it does seem like it. On the other hand, the last few days have past in a blur!

So, for those of you who have noticed I haven’t blogged since Wednesday…here’s a little about where I’ve been:

  1. Devon. Or more to the point, visiting family! This doesn’t usually stop me from blogging, but I guess this time I was busier than I expected to be.
  2. At the library! Not necessarily reading, though. I’ve actually begun volunteering at my local library, helping out with the children’s summer reading challenge! It’s basically a program to help get kids involved in reading, and it means I’m going to be there a lot over the summer.
  3. In Animal Crossing. I’ve got to say it, sometimes this game does distract me from even picking up a book…oops.
  4. Fretting in general…because it’s what I do best. As I’m sure my friends would tell you, I worry about everything a little too much, and sometimes I worry so much that I kind of distract myself from getting anything done!
  5. Trying to read, but somehow failing very much. Which brings me on to…

I’ve been trying my best to finish a book…but I just can’t. Why?

  1. I’m in a very big, very weird slump. You ever get days when you just don’t want to read? I’m sure we all do, secretly. Well that’s been the past 2 months for me.
  2. I’ve found out it takes me a longgg time to read fantasy. Which I’m trying not to treat as a problem! I just don’t tend to feel as invested in the story as when I read contemporaries, so I’ll probably just read less fantasy. Or if I can, read both genres at the same time.
  3. Books cost a lot of money! And maybe I’ve spent so long being a very big book-lover, it’s taken me a while to realise this. I would hate to add up the dent it’s put on my wallet over the past year or so.

So overall, I’ve had a mixture of being genuinely busy and just not interested. But as we’re into lists today, here’s some last random thoughts and thing. I need to…

  1. Read the books I really want to read, rather than popular or recommended ones.
  2. Not rush myself! I know I’ll get back into it eventually. But at the same time, I need to set aside a time for reading each day, especially if I’m enjoying my current read.
  3. Not pressure myself to read things I don’t want to read. Just move on or take a break, it’s not a crime!

Sorry this post has probably been a boring one, but it’s been good to get all of my thoughts out on ‘paper’, as such. Either way, there’s no way I’m stopping blogging. I still enjoy it a lot, and I know I will even more when I’m reading more again!

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! โ˜ฝ


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6 thoughts on “Random: Where Did I Go?

  1. Beth, I totally understand you on the reading slump. My interest seems to be fading away, and I really want to do something about it, except that I’m not sure what. Also, I hope this isn’t creepy, but what state do you live in? I a just wondering if you are talking about the same Devon that I am thinking of. Also, ‘May your shelves forever overflow with books! โ˜ฝ’ AMEEN.

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    1. I totally understand how you’re feeling, I’ve been exactly the same! I can only recommend what’s helped me…re-reading some old favourites or finding some easy-reads in your favourite genre. It’s a tough one, though sometimes I think we really do just need a break! Oh Devon, UK. As much as I’d like to be, I’m not in America ๐Ÿ˜ฆ aw thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Oh, okay! Being British is very cool, too ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, thanks so much for the tips! I want to start something called the Reading Slump Movement, where book lovers can inspire each other, and help them recover from reading slumps. I would love for you to be a part of it, that is, if I ever put it together x)

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      2. I do love my country, but I’ve got to say something has always pulled me to America! Maybe one day ๐Ÿ™‚ no problem! Oh my, that sounds amazing!! If you need anyone to do it with, or any help at all just let me know ๐Ÿ˜€ I’d love to be part of it!

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