I had all these plans this summer, once school (work) ended for a few months, that I would tackle my TBR pile of ARCs and such. I still have plans to do that, but I've also found myself struggling to get out of a major reading slump -- I only finished one book in May! As I started to read those ARCs, or books I've been waiting so patiently to start as the summer began, I found myself losing interest -- WHAT??! How could this be? I've been so excited, SO EAGER to read these! It sort of bummed me out, and actually induced another start of a reading slump.
This can not be happening. It's summertime. I am suppose to be READING ALL THE BOOKS. My thoughts exactly. So I started a new plan. A Summer of Re-Reads Plan. And y'all, it is going so fantastic!!! One day I looked at my bookshelf and picked up a book I remember loving so much, but hadn't visited in quite awhile. So I sat down to reacquaint myself, and several hours later (a whole night to be exact) I re-read the entire thing! I thought, wow, that's pretty awesome.
So my plan, or spontaneous idea I suppose, is to re-read past loves when the mood strikes. There's no pressure in finishing it by a deadline, or composing thoughts as I read on how I'll articulate a certain scene or theme later in my review. It's just me, my book, and an endless amount of time to lose myself in a story I know I already love. To me, this is what summer reading should be.
Looking ahead, my blog turns six in September. SIX YEARS OLD. I feel that I should be making decisions soon -- do I keep at it? or call it quits? But then, I'll read something (in this case a book I already love) and the thought of not sharing those feelings here on GReads feels foreign to me. After all, I began this blog for those reasons alone. So whether I am talking about the latest & greatest new book from such & such publisher, or rehashing past feelings about an old love that I recently read, this place will remain my safe haven. I hope you'll still join me.