Sometimes I go through phases where blogging just sounds like so much work and ick, so that’s why I haven’t been posting much the last week or two. Because, frankly, I only do this for fun, so if it isn’t fun… there isn’t much of a point!
But I’m starting to feel the reviews simmering inside of me. Writing is one of those things that I can’t help but do; I’ve done it my whole life. And while I have no real skill for writing fiction, I’ve always enjoyed reviewing, summarizing, writing reports, all those sorts of things that help you through college. And it’s part of why I started this blog – so I would have an outlet for my writing, and a place to practice it, because writing is definitely a skill that begins to fade away if it isn’t used regularly!
At any rate, I have some great books in the review queue, so I thought I would let you know what is upcoming, if I ever get around to it (links to Goodreads)….
- The Magician’s Workshop, Volumes I & II by Christopher R. Hansen and J.R. Fehr – these books were sent to me from the authors with a request for review. I don’t always do this (and I honestly don’t get a lot of requests because I’m not like a crazy popular blogger), but I really liked the concept of these stories, and they ended up being a lot of fun. I actually did write a Goodreads review for the first book, but I wasn’t really in a blogging mood when I did so, so that will probably be edited and then a review for both books posted here. Someday.
- Shatter by Michael Robotham – the third Joseph O’Laughlin book was some A+ creepy shizznizz that I totally enjoyed, except for the part where they get divorced in the end. What the heck.
- Terms & Conditions by Ysenda Maxtone Graham – this is my first Slightly Foxed edition book, and it was so much fun. Just the physical act of reading this book was a delight because it is PERFECTLY bound.
- The New Way Things Work by David Macauley – Two nonfiction books in one month?? Yes! I’ve been working through this book forever, and finally finished it off!
- The Travelers by Chris Pavone – this book was interesting, but I also felt like it should have been a lot more exciting for being a book about spies and all. It somehow lacked that can’t-put-down-ness that really good thrillers have.
- Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen – I was expecting some little chick flick fluffiness, but this ended up being a surprisingly good story with a really excellent message that still wasn’t preachy.
As you can see, my blogging blues haven’t impacted my actual reading! We’ve had some lazy weekend days here with really lousy weather. The husband has been teaching himself to play bass on Rocksmith on the PS4 (surprisingly good? Now I’m teaching myself guitar!), so I’ve been curled up in a fluffy recliner with a pile of books and a soft blanket, reading away and listening to the bass line of Roger Miller’s King of the Road repeatedly.
Hopefully all is well out there in the blogger world… I should be back in the groove soon…
I go through this a lot, too. It used to really stress me out when I didn’t post very often, but mostly I’ve accepted that my blog is for me and if there’s nothing that I want to write for it at the moment, that’s fine.
I know, right? What’s the point of doing some for fun if it ends up stressing you out?? But sometimes I do get frustrated just because I feel like there *is* stuff I want to write and it just doesn’t want to be written, if that makes sense haha So I just roll with it. One of these days I will be way into blogging again!
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