I’m in a reading slump again. I know why this time: because I have too many damn books to read. That, and I’m obsessed with the show “Grimm.” It’s seriously the bomb, I appreciate it even more after reading some of the Brothers’ Grimm’s messed-up story. I kid you not, I have too many books to read.
I keep pushing reading aside to watch TV because I have too many books to review. I outdid myself. I’ve requested and accepted too many and there are so flippin’ many I want to read that are not for review. I don’t like, ever keep up with the Netgalley ebooks I get to review so I’ve taken to asking the publishers for physical copies to keep me reading; and also to give me something to feel up while I film a Booktube video on my currently non-existant Booktube account. (Though I do have several embarrassing videos up on my old Booktube channel.) Right now, instead of reading, I’m staring at all the books I have to review. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I was thinking when I requested a whole flippin’ series for review. One couldn’t be enough, could it, Angela? NOPE. You had to want ALL DA BOOKZ.
I’ve put down quite a few of them already and moved on to something else. The latest book I put down was Black Widow: Forever Red. I bought the physical book after receiving the ebook on Netgalley for review and even since I realized I had to review the flipping thing I keep putting it down. I don’t know what it is about reviewing books that has been giving me cold feet.
I love reading, I love reviewing; therefore, I should love reading for review, right? WRONG at least for now. I’ve found that I enjoy reading non-review books a lot better and have been happy to review some of them; whereas with the one for review I keep putting off. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m making it harder on myself by not reading those book. My stupid mind is like *HOMEWORK* *HOMEWORK* and I freeze up. Or maybe it’s because I’m worried about shooting off a bad review.
But you know what? No longer shall I do that! I’m going to finish Black Widow: Forever Red this week and I’m going to love every second of it, as I have been when I’m actually reading it. Not everyone has the privilege of being a book reviewer and I need to use that opportunity for good.
Then there are the ebooks that I totally regret requesting. They looked so interesting that I wanted to read them, without reading what the damn thing was about. I simply saw the cover and the title, then requested it. Smart move, I know. And now in order to keep getting books from Netgalley to review I need to review the ones I have backlogged. Fortunately, many of the Netgalley books I have to review I also have in hard copy so I think a good place to start would be with them. YEAH. I’LL START WITH THEM. THAT’S THE SPIRIT.
*cheers self on*
And then there’s the matter of my not-actually-Booktubing. It’s super fun, filming it and editing it, though I’m no pro at it. I started Booktubing because I wanted to have a video record of all my reading adventures. I just can’t get myself up and put makeup one in order to film one. It just don’t work, yo. I could be doing that right now, as I write, but I’m not, am I? I’m doing that darn not-doing-anything-again things that I do.
I guess what we’ve figured out here is that I actually have to start something, even when I’m feeling lazy. I’ve been blogging all day and scheduling posts because I forgot to drink and eat and I was super dizzy and I couldn’t stand up–what better reason to blog my fine butt off? Then of course, because I was blogging, I forgot to eat and drink again so I had to crawl to the kitchen for ICE CREAM YEAH.
Moral of the story: Eat, drink, and get your ass up, walk to the bookshelf, get a review book, sit back down and READ.