I’ve grown up loving books. Friends told me that back from when we were as young as five they remembered me with a book or two in my hands every day. After I discover the joy of reviewing books online, I consumed books like an idiot.
I join blog tours. Accepted book review request left and right. After three years of reading nonstop of annoying and lovable or sometimes plain irritating books, I burned down.
I did my best to keep myself update in Goodreads but I already reached the point where I dread the thought of flipping a book page. I soon realized that I’m no longer enjoying myself. Reading became a burden. I felt like I was reading out of obligation and lost the pleasure of reading. So in the middle of
After that break, I now enjoy reading again and blogging about books. I promise to never exert myself anymore even if I only finish one book a month because reading should be fun.
August is the time for #BuwanNgMgaAkdangPinoy where Filipino reads Filipino authors work. And I’m going to have fun.
17 thoughts on “Reading should be fun”
Hey Jessica 😃, It happens sometime when we overdo😉 something. Its good you controlled it and started reading books. Hope you have the fun again reading the books you love. Have a good day ✨🙂✍️
Yes, this happens when we overexpose ourselves in doing something…I believe everything we do we should do with moderation otherwise will become like a job and the fun is gone!
Enjoy it my dear and take it easy 🙂
By the way I have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award if you would like to accept it when you have time 🙂
Reading is one of greatest leisure in life. Proud bibliophile
Yes. Only bookworm can understand this joy. Thanks Nadine 🙂
True! Reading should be fun.
If not it becomes torture.
I truly agree with you, Jess.
reading should be fun, but I find when I “have” to read something, it is often not as enjoyable
Agree. Anything force is a torture.
Reading should be fun! What were these blog tours like? Sounds interesting.
I have two books on the go right now and it’s awful, because they’re both classics and I want to finish them but they are not grabbing my attention. Yet, my obsessive compulsive side won’t let me leave them incomplete. 🙁
Sorry for missing this comment 🙁 🙇
Blog tours is almost as the word say. A book tour from blog to blog. The organizers has host bloggers which will sign up for the tour of your book. They will either feature or review ( a copy you provided ) of your book on the date of their choice. The length depend on you some are just one day, others is 1 month.
For first time, I recommend Shalini. She’s friendly and easy to deal with. She can even explain it better than me.
Here book tour package and contact is this page:
Hope this help. Good luck Mathew. That’s a nice traits for book writing… unable to leave it incomplete. They are meant to be completed then 😄
Ebook or a paperback ? What’s preferred?
I prefer paperback, but eBooks comes close.
Yeah paperbacks require special attention while ebooks can be spontaneous. But yeah paperbacks are always preferred.
Yep. Nothing is better than to feel the paper in your hands, smell the ink… ok I’ll stop before starts to ound like a pervert 😂
Naah it’s much more poetic than pervert!😃