Wednesday, January 14, 2015
FRUSTRATION AT IT'S HIGHEST!!!!!
I get frustrated at myself sometimes. Yep it is offical! I have done it again. And why? Because I want to be able to post reviews I promised I would wait on. And I feel like I am not reading for me anymore, but for the review process. UGH!!!!
I mean I like to read. We all know that. And I love having multiple options. A wise Aunt has helped with this problem for years now by sharing bags of books with me. A very pleasant diversion from the books given to me to read. And do I review those? No, because sometimes I just want to read for me too. And do I need to read books that are on the best seller list just because I feel a responsibility to? I am thinking no. And I have to say I am thoroughly influenced by the other reviewers so when they say something stinks, I tend to move it way down that "TBR" file. And yes, I am thoroughly influenced again by some of my fave authors. So when their new book comes out, I tend to stop in my tracks and read that one. Yep, local writer friends have a particular hold on me - Megg Jensen and Karly Kirkpatrick!!!
Then I realize, perhaps I deserve a break. I mean, this is not a paid gig here. I mean, do I receive books for free? Umm yes I do. But is this my job? Umm no it is not. Will the world stop turning if I slow down and not post a review every day? Yep I suppose it will not.
Wow, that is an ego bruiser huh? Yep, the world will still go on. So, I will finish the laundry and cleaning the bathroom. Then I will snuggle up with a good old trashy novel until motherhood demands that I take kids to swim lessons, speech, and Girl Scouts. Oh wait! Girl Scouts is at the library (like how I worked that one!) and I have a book on hold I have been wanting to read. WOOT WOOT!!!! Score one for the mommy!!!!!