I think the title says it all, but I am going to take a little break from the blog. In about three months I will have been blogging for three years. It is crazy how fast that time has gone, but I am starting to get burnt out. I love all the authors I have gotten to talk with and all of my fellow bloggers, but I am starting to look at my blog as an obligation rather than something I love, and I never wanted it to come to that. Instead of reading books that I know have a release date coming up, I find myself going to back-listed titles or something other than the books that I need to review. Telling me I have to review a book, pretty much guarantees that I will put it off as long as possible and that is what I have been doing. This same issue has also kept me from reading lately. I am looking at reading as a chore and I hate that! I absolutely love to read, but I am putting too much pressure on myself to get reviews out, so it has taken all the fun out of reading and blogging.
I also have a lot going on in my personal life right now and just feel like I need a mental break in general. So, that is what I am going to do. I am going to take off for a little while and regroup. I want to find the joy in reading again and if I keep up the pace I am at, that is not going to happen. I want to read a book because I want to, not because it is being released in five days and I have to get a review up. I know I am putting the pressure on myself, but honestly it should never have come to this. I love blogging about books, I love reading and I love meeting people with those same passions. So, I am going to take at least until the holidays are over off. I will probably be up an running again in January, so I won’t be gone that long. I might put up a couple of already scheduled posts here and there, but I won’t be on twitter that much or any other social media. I am going to spend time with family and find my love of reading again.
I want to thank everyone who reads my blog and I will see you soon!