The thing about blogging….

Is that I constantly find myself not wanting to.

So when I saw this post on Leafing Through Life about book reviewing, I had to link it. It’s exactly how I feel about writing reviews these couple of months!

I have read a rather ridiculous number of books in November (haven’t counted yet but it feels ridiculously large) and often feel like I ought to tell you about some of them – at the very least the book that my friend wrote (sorry Mel for the delayed delay!).

But every time I try to sit and think about what to write (never easy to find time to sit at a computer in the first place), my fingers hover over the keyboard, the cursor threatens to blink itself into oblivion, and I plonk out a word or two, I wonder, didn’t I just start a post this way? Don’t I always say this about books? Why do I bother anyway?

Then I close the browser and go do something else.

Even now while writing this I am tempted to do just that.

But I shouldn’t.

I should let you know that I’m still here (hello). And that I’m still reading (although am tempted to give up my current book). That I’m still hitting the libraries (virtual and otherwise) hard. That I’m still adding to my TBR list (monstrosity that it is). That I’m still reading your blogs and appreciating very much that you are still reading, writing, reviewing.

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12 comments

  1. Grace

    I’m woefully behind on reviews as well. My “currently reading” list on Goodreads has at least 10 books on it that I’ve finished and just haven’t written about yet. It’s not even that I don’t know what to say so much as the fact that I read faster than I write, and life gets busy. :)

  2. Denise

    I don’t blog as much as I used to. It was 3 or 4 times a week when I started. Now I’ve settled to twice a week or so.

    Sometimes if I am stuck on reviewing a book I realise it’s because I didn’t enjoy it or feel as engaged with it as I did with others. The most “review friendly” books are the ones where the words and phrases I am going to use come to me while I am reading.

    Nice to hear from you anyway, I always look forward to your updates.

    • Grace

      I was like that too. Back in 2011 and the first half of 2012, I was posting 3-4 times a week, and usually full reviews. Lately I’ve been aiming for two scheduled posts a week, and more only if I’m feeling inspired and/or have a lot of free time.

  3. Lindsey

    I think all of us go through this at some point. I find that the key to this blogging thing is to keep it enjoyable, whatever that means to you. We will still be here when you feel like writing again! :)

    • olduvai

      Often I wonder why I blog, then I remember the many other wonderful bloggers out there (like you!) and how I enjoy being a part of the community!

  4. carrie

    Right there with you! I haven’t written a real review in a very long time. Instead, I find it easier to write about what the book made me think about, a few lines that struck me, how it fit into my day. I’m sure that will change, but right now that’s all I’ve got.