My books are piling up (glad I have lots to read), but I’m starting to get a little overwhelmed. Which doesn’t make sense since reading is suppossed to be my relaxing activity. I don’t like to feel like it’s getting to be something different. Different how, I’m not sure. I feel like I’m not keeping up. I’m not sure what I’m not keeping up with.
One of my favoirte all-around blogs, Fuzzy Cricket, recommended The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I ran out to the library and picked it up right after I read her review. It’s a very, very long book. I’m enjoying it. It’s kind of a fantasy novel (although the library has it categorized as science fiction). The writing is very good and the main character is intriguing. I want to know more about him. His story is unfolding slowly. It’s not a fast read, but an enjoyable one. I still have a ways to go.
Part of the problem is stress. I’ve been very stressed with work, end-of-year activites, etc. You know, regular living. When I get like this, I turn to my old favorite escape, the Twilight series. After checking out the trailer for New Moon on the internet, I jumped back into reading the novels. Just reread New Moon and Eclipse. Of course, that has slowed down my progress on The Name of the Wind. Do you have a go to book that you pull out when you need to escape?
Then, I’ve been lucky enough to be contacted to join a couple of blog tours for June. I’m up for two books that are right up my alley, so I’m happy I’ve had to chance to get them to review for you. I just have to get to them in time. But, I will persevere now that work is slowing down. So, check back for:
The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax on June 19
Beyond the Code of Coduct by K. M. Daughters on June 26
I don’t want reading to become something that’s stressful. So, I’m going to take a deep breath, sit down, read, and not worry too much about my pace. It’s okay if I take some time with a good read. Reading isn’t a race. It’s an escape…..