Saturday, September 21, 2019

My blog is an escape, an outlet, a place I come to when I want to talk about life, or rant, and most importantly: talk about books. Stories are a huge part of my life, but lately, other parts of my life have taken precedence, and the stories don’t get read as quickly as they used to. I guess that comes with being a mom.

Sometimes, though, it’s hard to not compare myself to other bloggers who dish out a review at least every three days, along with other quality content posts, while also living their daily lives. I really struggle with that! I want to post more reviews, and I want to think up quality content that will draw in more readers so that I can make more connections in the book blogging world… but my reading just isn’t what it used to be.

My reading just isn’t what it used to be.

I used to be able to read a book in about a week. (Still pretty slow compared to others, but I tended to savor the story. Otherwise a lot of details go right out the window of my mind!) 

Nowadays, it typically takes me 2+ weeks to finish a book. Life is just so busy, and somedays it’s just too hard to focus on reading a book. I’ll try, but end up giving up in less than 15 minutes because either a chore has to be done, my son needs attending to, or I’m just too tired and fall asleep mid-sentence. 

Actual footage of my brain when I try to concentrate on anything these days.

On average, I can read a book in about 2 weeks.

Occasionally, I can read one in a week, if it’s really un-put-down-able, but my average is about 2 weeks. I honestly can’t remember the last time I finished a book in less time. But like I said, life had thrown me some curveballs lately, and outside of my blog, my life is busy. Usually, the books I read are 300+ pages, as well, so if I read something smaller, I’m sure I could read it in way less time!

How long does it take you to read a single book? What things in your life keep you from reading as much as you’d like?

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme created by Coffee Addicted Writer, where I linked up!


3 Responses to It Takes Me Forever to Read a Book These Days!

  1. Lydia says:

    It’s taking me longer to read books these days, too. You’re not alone there.

  2. Rachel says:

    UGH. I get the worst jealousy from seeing how quickly other book bloggers read, so I have to continuously remind myself that everyone probably feels that way and that it’s okay. It takes me about a week to finish a book, but it’s also just as easy to figure out how long by the amount of time I’m actually reading and then do math and hope I’ll prioritize my time accordingly (especially if I have a review scheduled!). Sometimes, to make myself feel better, I remember that some people maybe read five books a year. 😄

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