Bless me, Bloggers, for I have sinned…
I’m In Trouble Now!
I’ve only ever watched Gone with the Wind, but not read the book, even though this blog’s name is inspired by it. It was the first adult movie I watched as a kid, in the 80s, dubbed in Spanish, because I lived in Mexico at the time, but I fell IN LOVE.
The amount of unread books on my shelves and in my ereaders is embarrassing. Yet! I can’t stop myself from buying more or requesting egalleys. What is wrong with meeeee?! :(
I’ve stopped requesting PHYSICAL ARCs, so that’s good, right? That’s one step closer to minimizing my TBR… right? ;) Also, I didn’t go to any conferences this year, which is where I would get the bulk of ARCs that end up at my house.
Get it? Cause of J-WOWW and the meme is abbreviated as WoW… Anyway! I stopped doing Waiting on Wednesday posts. I just…don’t anticipate books like I used to. I’m no longer DYYYYYYING for those pre-publications. You can blame my daunting TBR piles, lol.
Cool book, bro.
Back when I started blogging, I wasn’t all too concerned with getting ARCs. But that changed after a short time and I’d get the biggest cases of BOOK ENVY when I’d see other bloggers get ARCs I’d been coveting. I no longer get envious. I sometimes get a pang (I’ll Give You The Sun! Lola!), but then I remember that the book will be released when it’s released and in the meantime, here’s all those other books you’d been DYING to read, Jess. Read those. LOL
I haven’t read many of my most anticipated books of the year. Or last year. Or probably the year before that. Send help.
Then there’s this!
I hardly ever (ok, never) stick to Top Ten Books I plan to Read this Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter lists. I think we can conclude I read what I want for the most part, but putting it in list form makes it homework in a way, so it turns me off. :/
No you didn’t!
Sometimes, I watch the movie first to see if I want to read the book. *runs away and hides*
Take my YA reader card. Just do it.
I’ve only ever read the first Harry Potter book.
But let’s be honest…
My most personal confession: I’ve thought about quitting blogging a few times this year, but I don’t think I could ever really do it. I think what I need is a break. A break to just enjoy reading without worrying about writing reviews, a break to rethink my whole blogging process so that it doesn’t feel like a chore sometimes, a break to just break. I’ve been doing this for three years now and I can tell you I never imagined I’d be here, but I also can’t image not doing it anymore. <3