This is my second recap this year. I don’t usually put together monthly recaps for my blog, but I have a few things to mention.
Reading Funk Continues
This year has been a tough one for me reading wise (and other areas, too, but I won’t go into it here). For the whole year I’ve been in this weird reading funk, and now I seem to have slipped all the way into a reading slump. I haven’t read a book in more than 2 weeks. In fact, the last book I finished was on May 14th. And now it is May 30th, and I still haven’t read anything. In fact, I’ve only read 6 books this month. Six! Normally I read at least twice that. This is reflected in my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I’m 6 books behind.
I have to admit that I haven’t really been wanting to read. I’ve been listening to a ton of podcasts (which has been awesome) but that has really cut into my reading time. Not to mention that I have been into zoning out and watching YouTube.
I’ve also been feeling a bit under the weather. I was hit pretty badly with seasonal allergies this year, and my sinuses are killing me. Seriously, last weekend I my back teeth hurt so much. All this is to say that I am so behind in writing my reviews for the blog.
A Short Hiatus
So, I think I’m going to take a little break. Most likely slightly more than a week. I’m planning on being back on Monday June 12, but if I’m still struggling I may push it back until Monday, June 19. I love blogging, and have absolutely no plan to stop, but I have so much on my mind that a little break might help me.
I’m planning on catching up on things, and to, hopefully, get out of this stupid reading slump. I want to get all my reviews written, plus some posts on podcasts as well. While blogging has never felt like a chore, it does take time and effort. I think not having to devote time to it for a week or two will help me get out of this funk.
I will still be visiting blogs and reading posts (although perhaps not as frequently), but I won’t be publishing anything new until June 12th at the earliest.
Books Read in May
It Happened on Love Street by Lia Riley – 3 Stars
Chasing Danger by Katie Reus – 3 Stars
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah – 5 Stars
The Night Belongs to Fireman by Jennifer Bernard – 3 Stars
Just One Touch by Maya Banks – 2 Stars
Tempting Alibi by Katie Reus writing as Savannah Stuart – 3 Stars