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So about those reading habit changes…

You know how I recently decided to start reading for myself and my mood and just, not try to cram in egalleys before their publish date?  Yeah that’s a laugh.

I’m the children’s lead at my local BN and they just announced the YA Book Club and I know I’m going to be running it (especially since I love YA).  Technically I don’t have to read the books, I’m just there to facilitate and get the discussion rolling, but it would be stupid not to.  Also the first three books are already on my TBR anyway.

It’s just the fact that I just made the decision to go back to reading for me and now I have three books lined up that I need to read before a certain date again.

And then there is BookCon and the fact that some of the authors I want to meet and get autographs from have books I haven’t read yet and that I really want to before meeting them.  If I even get autographing tix for them (here’s crossing fingers for Meg Cabot and Eoin Colfer, my top two choices).

But I’m not going to think about that today because I just came off of one hellish tech week (where each night ended around 11 or 12 and I ended up getting 5 hours of sleep each night, maybe less), and I just need a day to not really think about anything so I am just catching up on some TV shows instead.

Like, I am more than happy that there is going to be a YA Book Club for BN now, but also I’m just sighing internally because lol I tried.

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I Need a Change in my Reading Habits

It took me 3 months to read Priory.  And I know it was a big book and that it’s a reasonable amount of time to get through that thing, especially considering that I had a major show in the middle of it that took up a large chunk of my life.  But still.  You know what it made me realize?  How little I want to continue this work of reading ARCs and egalleys before they are published.  It’s starting to feel more stressful and a lot less fun.  I want to go back to reading for me.  What I’m in the mood for, when I’m in the mood for it.

When I get these egalleys or request them, at the time I think “yes!  I want to read that!”  But by the time I get to that book or he deadline comes up, I’m usually not in the mood for it at the time.  I end up skipping half the egalleys I have for a month.  Either because I just don’t have the time, or I lose interest in them.  Like, part of me still wants to read it.  Just not….at that time.

So yeah, I think I will still keep them in the back of my head as “possibly next on my TBR” but if something else is calling my attention more, I’m going to go with that.  Those will be good for when I just have no clue what I’m in the mood for.  And I think I am going to put a major pause on getting egalleys from Edelweiss and NetGalley.  I need to clear out my future reading schedule badly.

I mean, right now the next book I’m itching to read is There Will Come a Darkness which is an egalley, just one that doesn’t come out until September…

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T.T.S.I.F | Thank The Stars It’s Friday

Well, I said in my resolutions that I wanted to work on actual blogging some more so here we go.  I’m starting.

I should probably make a graphic for this at some point.

Anyway, some general updates in my life of reading.

Okay the first thing I have to do is promote The Executioners Three by Susan Dennard. Continue reading “T.T.S.I.F | Thank The Stars It’s Friday”

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Impulse Buys

Omg I can’t believe it

I made an impulse buy today, bought a book that sounded really good, wasn’t on much of a radar online, and had a cute-sounding romance to boot.

Turns out it’s the second book in a series.  I don’t know how but the synopsis managed to NOT convey that at all.  And it wasn’t really written anywhere that it was a sequel.  There’s a picture of the first one on the back, but I for some reason assumed that that was the sequel being promoted instead.  Unfortunately I didn’t think to look it up first.  I mean, I could return it…but I also don’t want to.

And at least, knowing me, I will probably end up letting it sit on my shelf for so long that by the time I do get around to reading it I will have already acquired the first one somehow.  (Oh, I guess I should mention that it’s employee appreciation week so we get an extra discount but I don’t think it will come in on time if I ordered it into the store.  I’ll just have to wait till the next one I suppose).

Who else has had an impulse buy that didn’t go the exact way they were expecting?  Either good or bad?

(And if you are wondering the book was Omega by Jus Accardo.)

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Actually Reading the Sequel: The Struggle is Real (for me at least)

I don’t know how many other people do this, but I’ve been looking at my TBR pile a lot lately and seeing just how many of the books on it are sequels that I just haven’t gotten to yet.  This includes A Torch Against the Night, Gemina, and Lord of Shadows to name the ones that keep silently yelling at me to read them already in that way that books do.  I don’t know what it is, but for some reason this keeps happening to me – I will read a book, fall in love, know for a fact that I will buy the second in the series, do just that, and then let it sit and gather dust on my shelf instead of actually reading it. Continue reading “Actually Reading the Sequel: The Struggle is Real (for me at least)”