Some of you (but maybe only Serena) may have noticed over the past couple of months that I haven’t been blogging as much. Things have been crazy and exhausting here, between new projects at work and all the 8th grade pre-graduation stuff and registering for high school chaos. I am so proud that The Girl was accepted to all three schools where she applied and received a leadership scholarship to her first-choice school!
Her excitement is what’s keeping me going these days, since I’ve had so little time for my usual de-stressing activities of reading, blogging, and reading blogs. It’s been a chore trying to keep up with my three-posts-per-week schedule (which I’ve totally failed at) and a bit overwhelming when I keep thinking about the lack of finished books and the subsequent lack of reviews. Sigh. Because reading and blogging are supposed to be fun and completely stress-free, I’ve decided that I need to pull back a bit for the next couple of months or so.
I won’t be disappearing completely. I have several blog tours coming up for which I’ll be reading and posting reviews, and readalongs with Serena as well. I just need to give myself the freedom to not post for a few days or a week or whatever and not feel guilty or stressed about it. Without the self-induced pressure of a set weekly blogging schedule, I hope I’ll feel more at ease, and maybe I’ll have a stack of books finished when I once again have the time to post more frequently.
I hope you’ll all bear with me and continue to stop by when I do post. I have a couple of reviews planned for later this week: A Lasting Love Affair: Darcy & Elizabeth by P.O. Dixon and Love at First Slight by J. Marie Croft, both retellings of Pride and Prejudice. In March, I’ll be re-reading Jane Austen’s Persuasion with Serena (I’m dying to try the annotated version I bought ages ago!); catching up with my review of Sophia’s War: Stalemate by Stephanie Baumgartner, the third book in a WWII series that I’m really enjoying; and participating in a few historical fiction blog tours. So I’ll be posting, just not as often.
If you’re still reading this rambling drivel, I am beholden to you. And I hope you’ll answer a couple of questions for me: Do any of you stress yourselves out with self-imposed deadlines or blog schedules? And for future reference, is there any content that you’d like to see me post in addition to reviews?
Thank you all for making blogging fun for me…so much so that I can’t really let it go even when I need to take a break. 😉
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