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.

Author: Jessica E. Larsen

I'm a romance author and I blog music inspired stories, poems, micro-fictions, moments in life. I enjoy spending time outdoors, adore animals and travels a lot with my family. I like anything unusual and fun. CLICK HERE to read more about me or CLICK HERE to view my published books

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:
      https://digitalreadsblogtours.wordpress.com/authors/
      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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