Saturday, June 14, 2014


I have been slowing reading and listening to what's on my list these days. I'm definitely at a slower pace than I have been in years past but I'm enjoying what I'm reading for the most part. What I'm not enjoying however is reviewing. I've hit the wall. I don't have anything to say about it aside from "I liked this book", "It was enjoyable" or "Meh. Wasn't for me". I've been doing this blogging thing for 5 years now and well, it's lost its shine. I'm not saying I'm going anywhere but reviews won't be so frequent anymore. Not that they have been lately. I've enlisted my guest reviewers to fill some time and I'm thankful to them!

Here's what I have read and listened to that is worth mentioning.

Love Life by Rob Lowe. LOVED it. Another fun memoir to listen to read by Mr. Lowe himself.
Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo. Really intense Amish thriller that I listened to. Really enjoy this series. First time listening to it on audio.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. AMAZING book. Enough said. I've recommended it to SO many. Definite recommend!
We Were Liars by e. lockhart. WOW! Just wow.

I will still pop in and post and update what I am reading and check out you all as well. I'm reading more chapter books with my son so you may see more of those kinds of reviews/updates these day. I'll continue to post comment on Facebook as well. Little bit easier to manage a "review" in a few short sentences than a larger review.

I'm going to hold off saying "yes" to book requests as well. I'm just falling behind on those obligatory reads and it ends up feeling like homework. Not good!

Thanks for stopping by and sticking around. My mood will pass I'm sure. We all need a recharge every once and awhile, right?!

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

 red headed book child


Mystica said...

Enjoy the slower pace and we will see you soon

Tales of Whimsy said...

Hey sugar!

I miss your personal posts. How's your son? Any luck trying to make another baby?

I can't wait to try Love Life.

Ryan said...

I was like that for months and months for a while. My losing custody of Aid an didn't help, but now I'm finding that blogging is giving back to me now.

christa @ mental foodie said...

I'd been way busy this year with work that I didn't have much time to blog. I'm way behind with reviews. I think I may just do quick mini reviews?! That may be fun.

Marce said...

We have all had this moment happen. I hope you stick around even if you do not continue to review. I would love for you to do a recommend post like this, that is good enough.

Hope you and little man are fine, not so little anymore actually :-)

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I have The Storied Life of AJ Fikry in my stack and I just haven't gotten to it. I'm glad it's good. I have been in a reading slump for the last 8 months. I think that reading for deadlines and scheduled reviews has simply burnt me out!

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