Hiya My Little Predators!!
I Have A Confession...
I have become a picky reader.
There I said it. Glad I got that off my chest.
Before you start throwing stones though bare with me for the next minute or two.
Last year was a horrible year when I consider the amount of books I actually finished reading. Shit was hitting the fan so hard and so fast. It was very hard to deal with all that and still be excited about sitting down and reading a book. The reason I didn't finish any audio books last year was because every time I started one I'd fall asleep because of my physical and mental exhaustion.
Everything that happened has made me realize that life is too short to read books you don't feel like reading. Not accepting review requests was the best thing I did and I'm planning on sticking to that because as much as I'm interested in a new book that's being presented to me I can't guarantee I'll always be in the mood to read that certain book. I have also found my moods interfering with my enjoyment of a certain book.
I'm pretty sure the books I read vary with my moods. If I'm feeling particularly happy, I'll probably pick up a contemporary romance. If I feel the need to get away from life and all it's wonders, I'll lean into something that's fantasy or paranormal. If I feel stuck (AKA Reader's block), I'll pick up a meaningful read like a thoughtful autobiography so I can learn with that particular person's mistakes.
In conclusion, reading has become a safety blanket of some sort for me. I want to enjoy and devour every book I get my hands on at my own pace and according to the way I feel. I don't want to have a huge list of books that I HAVE to get reviewed because I don't want that pressure. Blogging is supposed to be a hobby and another escape from the 'real world', so why would I make it even more difficult on myself?
If you made it this far you're awesome!
Are you a picky reader?
Do you agree or disagree with me?
Let me know in the comments below!