I’ve been in school for two weeks now and my reading has been slumping…so much. Of course, I expected it to a least a little bit. During summers, I can read around a book a day with all my free time. School takes up eight hours a day, plus all the homework and the exhaustion at the end of it all. This makes reading very hard to do at the end of a crazily busy day.
I started the school year by reading Chasing Before by Lenore Appelhans, a book I had looked forward to for a while and one of my most anticipated new reads of this year. However, I just wasn’t getting into it, something I attributed to school. However, after buying a huge box full of books from Book Outlet, one of my friends convinced me to pick up Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill. This book I am having the opposite experience. Even though I am still tired, I want to read this book. It’s more light hearted and fun, something I need after a day at school.
This being said, I think I am going to become more of a mood reader – and even more than that, a more contemporary reader. It just has the ability to capture me and my thoughts more than an action book typically would. That doesn’t mean I am not going to read any more action books, because I still love them. It just means that reading something cute and fluffy is what I am in the mood for right now – meaning that’s what I’ll be reading.
I am hoping to finish a book per week during the school year. That means less reviews on here, but I am hoping for more discussion posts to fill that problem. Either way, I do really want to keep this blog active.
So, how do you manage reading and school? Do you find it easier to have a schedule or read based on your mood?