Monday, 31 August 2015

August 2015

Today we say goodbye to August. I won't say I will miss summer after the horrible - and by horrible I mean unbearable hot - weather. I don't know how people can stand it. Bring me autumn already! When I picked up the books to make the picture for this wrap-up, I was surprised to see 9 (although two can count as novellas) and I can't but wonder how many books could I have actually read if I hadn't been on a slump for over 2 weeks. Most of my reading was done at the beginning when I took part in the Booktube-a-thon (I got to read 4 books and a half). Anyways, here are the books I've read in August:


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The Beauty of Re-Reading


Re-reading is a funny thing, don’t you think? I myself was a massive re-reader back when I was a kid, going back again and again to the worlds I loved reading about. However, as I was growing up my urge to re-read decreased and since discovering BookTube, starting blogging and joining Goodreads that urge has been almost none-existent.  I find it rather amusing that possibly the most bookish of all the social networks out there does not encourage re-reading when after all re-reading is also reading. Why do I say it does not encourage this practice? One of the major features of Goodreads is its Reading Challenge and re-reads don’t help towards completing the yearly goal. A shame in my opinion.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Slumps

It feels like ages since I've sit down to write a post and unfortunately it isn't the one I wanted to write about. I've been feeling funny lately. I'm kind of in a general slump. I've been reading, but I just can't bring myself to write down a review or simply a discussion post even though I have a few ideas. 

I wish sometimes I could be more consistent and upload regularly, or even have things already prepared, so when I don't feel like doing anything at least something will pop up and the blog will not feel so lonely in a way. I wanted to write a review for Animal Farm, which I loved by the way, but I haven't and tomorrow I'm going to Valencia and then to my parent's village and I won't most likely post a damn thing in August and that makes me both sad and furious at myself: sad, because I really wanted to get into the blogging wagon again. I miss not only posting here but also commenting on other people's blog. And I sincerely apologise for not doing so in the last couple of days. Furious, because even though I always tell myself to do things when I have to, I end up not doing anything. I know I'm lazy but this is getting ridiculous. If anyone sees my willpower, can you send it to me please? That would be lovely indeed.

So anyways, this is just a very lame attempt to justify my absence. I don't like it but I'm feeling very slumpy in general and I know that I would rather step back than push too much and end up burning myself out.

I hope you guys are having a phenomenal summer!