I’ve been going back and forth on writing this for a while. Lately, well for months now, I’ve been so overwhelmed with books and reading. It’s to the point now where I’m not wanting to read any book I pick up. It’s not that I don’t like them. I thought maybe I was in a slump because I would read a really good book in like no time flat but then I would go back to not wanting to read any book I pick up. Fast forward like 3 months and that’s still my problem. Them it hit me (💡), it’s all this bookstagram and booktube. Man they sure like to put the pressure on you (even if they don’t realize it) to read the new “it” book, or it’s a competition with them. Who can get the most followers, or who can read the most books in one month. They will say they are ashamed because they only read 5 books that month. 😒 really? Shouldn’t you be proud of the fact that you can read at all? I’m a mom and full time nursing student. Right now with school I’m lucky if I get one book read a month! So while I will keep going with my blog and reading other people’s blogs, I’m really going to take a step back from bookstagram. I will still post (because I love sharing what I’m reading with everyone and talking about books) but you all need to chill the fuck out. It’s not a race. Just have fun with it. Oh and stop talking down to people who get books from the library rather than buy. Not everyone can afford it. And it’s good to support your library. I need to start using mine more. Ok end rant!
So I’m currently reading this. Want to read it before seeing the movie. I’m almost half way done and really enjoying it. I have 3 anatomy exams coming up so it will be a bit before I can get it finished. But I don’t care. I’m taking my time, and really enjoying it.
Well that’s all she wrote folks! Just need to get this out. Let me know below if you have ever had any similar feelings. Don’t get me wrong there are a lot of great bookstagram and booktube people out there. ❤️