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Let’s Talk Bookish: Putting Off Books You Actually Want to Read


Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where they discuss certain topics, share their opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts.

Happy Friday, friends!

This week’s prompt: Putting Off Books You Actually Want to Read (suggested by Jillian @ The Bookish Butterfly)

Do you ever put off the books you actually want to be reading?

I never really did this until three things happened: I had a baby, my book collection started getting bigger, and I started blogging. Back when I used to read print books, I either borrowed them from the library or bought them. So my book collection was never really that big. Now that I’ve found where to get eBook deals, I buy more books that I can actually read! The amount of free time I have has fluctuated alot after the baby was born and it takes me a longer to finish a book. I can read more now that my daughter has gotten older and can entertain herself. It just comes down to how much time I dedicate to spending time with her or reading. Blogging has also affected my choices in reading because I have to decide on whether I want to read, write posts, watch tv/film, or listen to music. So many decisions!

What do you end up reading instead?

Lately, I’ve been wanting to go and read them chronoligically by the date of when I bought them since my collection just keeps growing and growing. I want to get them off my Kindle, almost like checking off a to do list haha! I paid money for it, so I feel like I need to read it. This has caused a little bit of a problem because I am very much a mood reader, so I’be been starting and stopping several books. At some point I decide that enough is enough and just pick something that I actutally feel like reading. Then I think, “why didn’t I just read this book in the first place?”

Do you treat reading books you’re excited as a reward?

I’ve never really thought about it that way so I guess the answer is no? But I guess it makes sense to save a book you’re really excited about kind of like when you set aside a special dessert or activity for a time when you can really enjoy it.

Thanks for reading! I look forward to checking out everyone else’s posts!

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