I have to confess that i’m exhausted and part of that is because reading isn’t fun right now. It’s not a slump… It’s the internet.
Reading, I love. But I feel like i’m constantly surrounded with pressure and negativity. So I am taking a minute to figure out why I’m not enjoying reading and see what I can do about it.
It’s not the books
Yes, I took on a lot of ARCs (advanced reading copies), which is preventing me from mood reading all the time. Okay, I accept that. Sometimes mood reading is what we need to do, but I like the structure of due dates. Plus, I have had only 4 & 5 star reads this year, with the exception of one! The books are outstanding and they are not the issue here.
Is life just too hectic for my hobby?
This could definitely be a contributing factor. I’m exhausted and not sleeping much thanks to the third trimester of pregnancy. I JUST WANT TO SLEEP. LET ME SLEEP.
But, like most people, I have a full time job. And two hyper dogs. And a fairly active social life. And a tiny human to prepare for. So by the time I’m done with all of this, blogging feels like a chore some nights.
I’m tired of seeing the drama
Boom. I said it. Now, I stay out of the twitter feuds and usually don’t comment on the current drama.
But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t affect me. Honestly, I love to mindlessly scroll through twitter and then i’m sucked down a rabbit hole of the latest chaos.
And it’s bad for my moral. It’s bad for my mood.
Don’t get me wrong, I want to know about injustices and social issues that are threaded through the book world. I just don’t want to be suffocated by some of the entitled attitudes. We all have things that affect us and are important. But sometimes it’s drama just to be drama.
I Love how supportive the community is
This sounds weird following that last section, but I truly love the supportive side of things. The book community is amazing for friends and gushing about our faves. I found some of my favorite humans here!
But when is enough enough? Would going dark on twitter for a while help? Would the affect it has on my stats make me miserable? I don’t know the answer. Maybe I just needed to put it out there into the world.
Let’s just take the day to be kind to each other.
How do you handle this? Let me know in the comments!