I am so happy that its the last day of May. This month dragged on for me. I keep reflecting back on events that took place at the beginning of the month and it baffles me that they were at the start of the month, it feels like they were two months ago at least. My reading was a little bit slow this month since I had a lot of house projects and yard work but overall it was a pretty good month so let’s get into it.
April was another slow reading month but I really enjoyed everything that I read.
That’s something that I’ve been noticing that even though I haven’t been reading a lot but I’ve been loving what I have been reading.
I had hoped to read more but I was traveling and didn’t have as much time as I had thought I would. I went to Oklahoma to go see my mom and it was a wonderful trip, my grandma came with and so my mom, grandma, little sister, and I all piled into a suburban and went on a little road trip. We drove to Arkansas to go to a state park called the Crater of Diamonds and we drove to Memphis Tennessee to go to Graceland. I had such a wonderful time. As soon as I got back though I was hit with such a packed schedule including my BFs 30th birthday, a ton of work to catch up on, Avengers Endgame, our anniversary and I just didn’t have any mental energy to dedicate to the blog until now, so lets get into April’s Wrap Up.
March was another slow reading month, I read two very big books that took up a lot of my time.
February was a bit of a slow month for me, I started playing a lot of Elder Scrolls Skyrim, which is interesting because I hated that game when I first started it but I’ve been giving it a second chance and I am addicted. So that’s taken some reading time away from me but I’ve also been feeling so tired that I start reading but fall asleep so quickly. I keep telling my bf that I feel like I should be hibernating. I’m hoping my reading interest picks up in the spring as the sun starts coming out more.
That being said, I did get a bit of reading done so let’s get into that.
Overall January was a bit of a disappointing month for me, I wasn’t in the mood to really read a whole lot. I’m kind of feeling like I’m in a reading slump which is understanding and expected after reading 200 books last year. Id probably be more worried if I wasn’t burnt out. I’ve been spending some time just trying to take it easy and focus on recharging. I’ve watched more TV this month then I have in a long time, despite that I’ve managed to read a handful of books this month so let’s talk about them.
I didn’t do as well as I hoped I would. I sat down to read Saturday morning after a struggle to even get out of my nice warm bed. I made coffee and breakfast (sweet potato toast with mashed avocado, 10 outta 10 and highly recommend), set up my reading area with blankets, books, I light a candle, sat down, and immediately lost all interest.
I don’t know why but I just wasn’t feeling it, which is such a disappointment because I had been looking forward to this readathon since the last round.
I cant be too mad at myself, I did read more then I would have if there wasn’t a readathon going on. I read for 4 hours, started 3 books, finished 1, and made some progress on another.
I participated in the 24 in 48 hr readathon last year in July and I had a great time, I read so much and enjoyed everything I read. Ever since then I’ve been eagerly awaiting the next round that is taking place from January 26th through the 27th, I’ll link the sign-up page on their website here
So the goal of the 24 in 48 hr readathon is to read for 24 hours within a 48 hour time period. Last year I think I read for 12 hours. 24 hours would be my ultimate goal of course but my realistic goal is to read for 16 or 20 hours, I feel fairly confident about that goal.