Monday, August 18, 2014

Musing Mondays #2

This is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.  It asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to book.
This week.. is a bit of a rant. I'm wondering if anyone has ever felt overwhelmed with reading? I know, weird! I have had 10 books that I have received/won over the last couple weeks. I was told that with books you need to review, they have to be done ASAP, or the chances of you getting more are slim. So I try to get them finished within 2 weeks that I receive them.
   Don't get me wrong, I LOVE getting free books! It's just that all the books came in at the same time! Ususally, goodreads books take 4-6 weeks to come in. I wasn't expecting all three to come in the next week! So I feel a bit overwhelmed and I still have 3 more to go. The funny thing is, I feel like I have to read them now and the excitement has dropped off. Maybe the gloomy weather it just making me feel that way. Just wondering if it's only me. Have a great Monday everyone!!! :)


  1. Yes--that's definitely one of the downsides of requesting books! And for that reason, I'm really picky about what I request. I don't want reading to ever feel like a chore! I usually get this feeling when a whole bunch of library holds come in at once--then I feel like it's a race to get everything read before the due dates!

    1. Exactly! I have become a lot more pickier lately. I have a lot of personal books I want to read too! I usually put a freeze on my hold at the library if I see that I'm getting to that #1 spot on a bunch of books. I don't know if that's something that your library offer? I work at a library and a lot of people don't know about it. I would definitely look into it, it's not something that's advertised! :-)

  2. That tends to happen to me as well whenever I make book schedules and stuff ^^ Like, I was meant to read Mara Dyer #2 months and months ago, but I just couldn't get into it because I just couldn't read it for the sake of reading it between a particular set of dates!
    So now I combat this problem by being very careful on the number of books I receive for review, as well as reading whatever book I want to at the time instead of making particular times for me to read it XD It's more freeing this way :)