Hi guys! I just wanted to drop in and let you all know what’s been going on with me. I have been reading, but most of the books that I’ve read are either part of a series (and I am waiting til I finish the series to do a review) or simply not really worth a review. I do have some review books that I’ve been reading or will be reading , so review posts will be coming.
But I kind of sort of took a break. At least from the rat race of reviewing. It’s hard to write reviews for books that were just “meh” or that are part of a series (since I don’t want to give anything away). And after talking with my friend, I decided to go “old school” with my reading. You know – if you’re old enough to have experienced this- before technology got involved. If you read an amazing book, or at least one that made a deeper impression than “that was ok”, you would talk it up to your friends, strangers, anyone standing around looking lost. I have accepted that not every book that I read will need a review. If it’s not something that I would talk about to my friends in real life, it’s probably not worth the time and effort it takes to write a review for my blog.
That’s not the only change I’ve made. I don’t use Goodreads anymore. It is a great way to track the books you’ve read and that you want to read. But, that just helped me lose control and if I live 5 lifetimes I would not be able to read everything on that list. I use libib, to keep track of my physical and digital libraries, as well as the digital books that I have for review (because I have so many that I forgot about them. You know out of sight, out of mind.) And I have been keeping an old fashioned paper and pen reading journal. Since I have started this in the beginning of July, I have read 13 books. My reading goal for the year was to read 80 books. So add that with the total books that I had read tracking Goodreads and a few that GR didn’t count because they were re-reads, and I am at 90+ books. Not bad if I say so myself.
In case you want to know what I’ve been reading:
I have finished Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.
I am currently half way through the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.
I have started the Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine.