Hi there readers. It’s been quite some time since I’ve taken the time to sit down and write. This is mainly due to the lack of reading that I’ve been doing, but also due to the lack of reflection going on in my life.
I’ve spent the last month and a half in this book-less trap. My goal of reading one book from my own bookshelf each month placed me in a challenging position because the first two books I picked up from my shelf in January and February I just could not get through. I was feeling defeated. And then I was behind on reading books that I loaned from the library… and it was honestly a downward spiral. So, I chose to not read. I actively made the choice to leave the books on the shelf and not subject myself to more personal annoyance.
Honestly though, I think it was for the best. Yesterday I picked up a book for the first time since the very beginning of March and I demolished it. I tore through the pages of Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall like I needed the words in my lungs to breathe. I don’t remember the last time I finished a book in less than 24 hours. It’s been a while…But it was the perfect novel for me to pick up with its suspenseful background.
So I would like to say that I’m back — but we all know how life goes. I don’t want to be frustrated with my passion for reading. I don’t want reading to feel like a chore because it takes the enjoyment out of the relaxation time. I’m hear to remind you that it is okay to take a break and focus on other aspects of your life. It is okay to remove the general annoyance and return to your passion when you are ready.
I think I’m ready. Without placing too much pressure on myself, my goal is to get through my remaining NetGalley reads in April. There are four books on the list, so it’s possible to read one a week (if my heart desires). We’ll see what happens.
I hope all is well.
What I Read Last Week
Three Little Lies
By: Laura Marshall
What I’m Reading This Week
The Eighth Sister
By: Robert Dugoni