Blog Break | October

Posted October 6, 2021 / Uncategorized / 3 Comments

I always thought it was silly that people had to justify and explain hiatuses from their blogs. I never thought there was a point – just take some time off and come back like normal. However, I feel like I wanna chat for a few minutes and explain what’s up. I’ve been struggling with reading for a long time, as evidenced by my complaints in most blog posts this year. 2020 was garbage and 2021 was moderately better, but I still haven’t felt like reading much. People told me I wouldn’t read a lot while wedding planning because it’s like a full time job. The wedding wasn’t why my reading sucked because we wanted our day to be easy and fun and full of dancing. No stress. And I haven’t been stressed really until this past week with final pickups and drop offs and appointments. Not to mention fitting in work before I’m off for 2 weeks. We were going to go to Hawaii but when the governor cautioned against it last month, we made the decision to postpone the big honeymoon. We’re heading to the Catskills instead for a longer “mini moon” with the pup. I can’t wait to read on the porch with coffee and look at the mountains and changing leaves. I am in desperate need of a break. From work, from reading stress, from realizing at the last minute I forgot to do a TTT and scrambling just to ensure I have some content coming… the list goes on. I did reduce my reading challenge from 100 to 75 books and am generally back on track now. I may be one behind. Either way, I’m looking forward to not pressuring myself into posting things for the rest of October. I didn’t schedule any TTTs and I haven’t written a September wrap up or October TBR. It bugs me to “break my streak” of consistently posting those weekly or monthly but I’ll get over it. I do have an ARC review scheduled for the end of the month already but that’s all you’ll see here probably until November 1st. I know it’s not that long but just writing this post made me feel better, like I’m keeping everyone in the loop. (I’ve been posting reviews and wrap ups but nothing personal, and I miss it!) I love the holiday season on my blog and reading EOY wrap ups and surveys. I know I’ll be back in November to get those started. You’ll probably see a September and October BL Bulletin, November TBR, and a wedding recap early next month. Plus any reviews I happen to write for books I may read! We’re going to a fairly remote cabin without WiFi so I’m hoping to spend time reading in the hot tub or bathtub or on the porch, without pressure. Knowing me I’ll write some things in my phone for later reviews but that’s about it. We have a projector we got to watch movies and shows in the hot tub and plan to rent from Redbox. We’re going to hike, explore the whole area, visit Legoland, and see Woodstock (a dream of mine has a big fan of 60s music!). I know reading will be part of the trip but not the focus. Taking a step back from blog/reading pressure or even thinking about Bookmark Lit will be necessary for the next few weeks. Thanks for sticking around! xo

3 responses to “Blog Break | October

  1. Enjoy! We did a mini-moon because of issues with scheduling, and it is still one of my favorite memories because we were able to just unplug together. Hope you have a wonderful time and are able to regain some of your spark. Enjoy the fall and the leaves AND CONGRATULATIONS!

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