Reading should be fun

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 2017, I stopped blogging. I turned down all the review request and stopped joining all blog tour invites.

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

  1. Hey Jessica πŸ˜ƒ, It happens sometime when we overdoπŸ˜‰ 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 βœ¨πŸ™‚βœοΈ

  2. 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. πŸ™

    1. Sorry for missing this comment πŸ™ πŸ™‡
      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 πŸ˜„

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