I’ve said in my last few blog posts that I was going to try and post every week, but it hasn’t gone well so far! I’ve only written two posts this year, but I’m determined to get back to blogging. I know that we’re nearly half way through February (can you believe that?!), but I still thought I’d write up my January wrap-up. I managed to read 7 books, which means I’m ahead of my Goodreads goal, which is to read 50 books in 2017.The majority of the books I read were re-reads, and most were for uni, but the other books that I read I really enjoyed. I would have liked to have read a few more books that weren’t for uni, but I just didn’t have the time.
As you may have noticed, I haven’t been publishing that many blog posts over the last few weeks. The main reason for this is because I’ve recently moved to uni, so I’ve been focusing on settling in and getting myself organised, as I actually started my course this week.
Also, my reading has definitely slowed down a little, which obviously isn’t ideal when you’re writing a book blog! As I said, I’ve been fairly busy recently, so I haven’t been reading as much as I would like, and since I am studying English Lit at uni, I’m doing a fair bit of reading for my modules, so I don’t want to put any pressure on myself to read too much outside of my uni reading. I’m still obviously going to try and read my own books as much as I can, and I definitely want to continue with my blog, but I think there will be a few changes, starting with my TBR’s.
I’ve posted monthly TBR’s since I started my blog, and whilst I really enjoy choosing what books I want to read in a month, I don’t want to be too over-ambitious by setting myself monthly “reading lists”; I’ll have enough of them for my modules! So I think instead of monthly TBR’s, I’m going to post more general ones, such as an Autumn TBR, or a Christmas Holidays TBR; I think they won’t be as pressurising and more realistic.
In terms of the books I’ll be reading for uni, I’m not sure how much I’ll include them in my blog. I think I’ll definitely include them in my wrap-up’s, but I’m not sure whether I’ll write reviews on them, as I’ll obviously be writing about them in detail for my essays etc., and I don’t want my blog to feel like work.
That being said, I read Oedipus the King this week, and I really enjoyed it, and I’m thinking of writing a review on it; if you think you’d be interested in reading a review on it, please let me know!
I think that’s everything I wanted to say; if any of you are trying to balance uni/school/work with writing your blogs, I’d love a few tips on how you keep up with your reading and blog posts! 🙂