Well, I read more in the first six days of this month than I had in the whole month of July so in terms of quantity, I was already doing better. Not to mention, I enjoyed a lot of the books I read and knocked a few books off my TBR. And then I went on a mood reading binge and veered off my TBR completely.
So I got to the third week of July and realised that not only had I not read any of the big books I wanted to read this month, but I also hadn’t read anything else. So my TBR was getting bigger and bigger, I was getting closer to when my library books were due back and I hadn’t read anything. So I signed up for a readathon, found out which books were due back in the library first and set myself to actually reading. This was one of my worst reading months, but I did enjoy most of what I read this month.
Wow, this was not a good month for reading or for readathons. I didn’t read as much as I would normally and I forgot about the two readathons I was looking forward to the most, not to mention being late for the readalong (though I did get to the book in the end). Real life involved a job interview and a job offer, which is great, but my attention was definitely on that.
However, there were a lot of books I loved this month.
This was a month of ups and downs, both for my blog and for my reading. Especially for this blog where I didn’t post anything for over a week. But it was an okay month from the point of view of work and I tried to get through the books on my Spring TBR.
This month went so much better than March! I’m back on track with my reading, I took part in readathons and I got to several books that had been on my TBR for ages, and enjoyed nearly all of them. I was working more as well during the month of April, though not as much as I would like.
This was the month of one of the worst reading slumps I’ve had in the last couple of years. Normally if I’m not picking up any books, I’m listening to audiobooks on the way to work but I haven’t been working much lately and I’ve been listening to music instead of audiobooks. I DNFed a book because I just wasn’t feeling it and I just felt guilty every time I listened to something else.
That worked to some extent but it still wasn’t a great month for me creatively. I wanted to do so many readathons and novel planning but it just didn’t go how I wanted, especially for the first half of the month.
Considering this was one of the shortest months, I think I did alright with the reading. Mostly because I was in the last month of the reading challenge I was doing and half of my library books were due during the month. I did have a mini reading slump near the end of the month as I was preparing for a job interview, though I seem to be over it now the interview’s gone past.
Another month gone! It’s already been 2019 for over thirty-one days, which is more than a little strange. At the end of this month was my birthday, so I knew I would be getting books then (I always get books!). Which meant I had to clear out some space on my bookshelves and since I was doing the Upside Down Reading Challenge, I was given the perfect opportunity to try and clear some space.
This wrap up is a little late but I’m hoping to get far more on top of things after this.
This was a busy, busy month. Work, social life and being ill meant that everything was delayed and slow. I felt so drained by the end of the month and then I got ill. However, I am looking forward to the setting of new goals for 2019. I have so many ideas and I’m feeling really hopeful.
I spent the first half of my November writing and the second half reading. It wasn’t exactly how I planned on it going, I was definitely wanting more of a balance but it is what it is. At least I didn’t spend November like I did July, feeling guilty no matter whether I was reading, writing or blogging and ending up not doing any of them.