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…