Editor Letter

Reading slump?

Hello lovely readers. This week I have something to discuss with you all and that is the so called “reading slump” and that I have been affected by it in some form or way this September and a bit this month.

I haven’t posted many book reviews because I’ve been reading for fun at times or I’ve picked up five different books which after reading only 30 pages or less, I have abandoned them. I don’t even want to update my goodreads current reading list because I keep adding and taking off books.

For a book blogger not reading is dangerous because that means no book review posts and honestly, I love to write those things even though every time I have to write one I moan on the inside and dread it. I believe a part of the reason I do is because I want to convey my words the best possible way without sounding cliche or boring. I also want to do the book and author justice by writing a good review (not talking about rating, but about the quality of my review).

I believe that my dread of writing book reviews, my busy schedule, my internship, and other things going on have pushed me into some sort of reading slump. Normally, I wouldn’t mind, but after running this blog for almost a year now, I panic if I can’t read. It almost feels like the end of the world. How can I do features if I’m not reading much?

How do you all deal with the pressure of having to constantly read?

(Also, I’ve finally gotten interested in a book and I’m halfway through it… The sad part… It’s not a part of my to do a book review for pile. Oops.)

– Veronica