When it comes to making book or reader wishes, honestly, I don’t have many of the former to make. This for reasons we’ll talk about later on. However I do have certain wishes that apply to the poor state of reading that is currently my life. For that reason, why not apply those as wishes, right?
When it comes to book wishes (for books), I pretty much (eventually) add the ones I want to my shelf. This because I have become so selective in what I buy. Some months this may mean I have two new books, others perhaps more. But I’m quite proud of myself for this less-book-cover-buy, more knowing-what-I-like-buying. This is for a couple of reasons which I won’t get into today. But perhaps someday that’ll be a discussion post. Instead of specific books (unless there’s a couple I find that deserve adding), I’m going to talk about wishes from the perspective of reading and what I’ll like to change.
Also, quick shout-out to Jana, the Top Ten Tuesday organizer! This is her birthday week and so, I just wanted to give her a shout-out; hope she has THE best day and week, and does something she loves.
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For years now I’ve had this wish that I’d be a bit more disciplined in reading the books on my shelf rather than only reading review books or the like. Now since I sign up, request (which I rarely if ever get accepted for) or receive (VERY rare) books anymore, there’s no better time to binge read books. Trouble is, I have an issue (which is later on down the line) that limits this. Nonetheless the idea of making “read” progress on my actual shelf is quite glorious. Let’s just hope I manage this.
When it comes to books, as I said above, I’m quite intentional with the books I buy in these more recent years. Really, I’m working to make this true of MUCH of my life. Whether that’s going on walks or what I ‘like’ on social media, I don’t want to just do something “just because.” I want to know what I’m doing and be fully supportive of the things I’m ‘liking.’ This applies to buying books too which is why it’s hard to find books I’m sincerely excited for. However I did share a few 2022 releases I am genuinely excited for. We talked about those in a post a while back and look at it now, that small list still holds.
COMPELTE MY IN PROGRESS READS
I probably have five books started currently. Honestly I am enjoying all of them (most I’m not very far into), but I feel very unfocused which means that it’s tough for me, personally, to read because I want to be present in the book. I want to enjoy the story. I want to enjoy the journey of the character. Until I can, it feels wrong and dishonest not just to my ability to enjoy, but to the story and the author since I like to review the books. I’m quite sad because a couple of the books are in my most favorite genre! This then leads us into my next reader wish.
READING SLUMP, BE GONE!
Seriously I’ve likely been in some sort of reader slump (a term I hate) for possibly a year now. It’s awful as someone who loved story and books and novels and wants to appreciate all of those said amazing stories. I’m hoping I overcome this sooner rather than later, but in the meantime, tell me, what is one book you’d 100% recommend to get someone out of a reading lull?
It’s possibly been over a year since I’ve sorted shelves and gone through to unhaul (again). I always used to have a session in June or so after the reading program award I was a part of closed. I really do wish to do this task again. Trouble is, I’m SLOWLY (and I mean slow) selling books on eBay (no one mass buys them) and the places I donate them don’t seem to want a bulk amount at one time. So the most I take at a time is a single box or possibly two. As frustrating as it is not to be able to be rid of a mass amount, I also understand not wanting anyone else to feel overwhelmed with a large amount of books. This is the space I’m in given my office is full of books to get rid of. It’s frustrating not having a tidy space, but hey, one day I’ll figure it out!
Ok, let’s hit up those comments! Tell me, what one book would you recommend to pull someone out of a reading lull? What kind of eBay book seller tips do you have!? (We need all the advice!) What sort of book or reader wishes are highest on your list? What books are on your wish list? Which ones are you most hoping someone gifts to you? Comment all the comments below! Let’s chat.
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Linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl June 21: Bookish Wishes (List the top 10 books you’d love to own and include a link to your wishlist so that people can grant your wish. Make sure you link your wishlist to your mailing address [here’s how to do it on Amazon] or include the email address associated with your ereader in the list description so people know how to get the book to you.)