What I Read in April

April wasn’t the greatest month for reading. I started out the month sick. Then I struggled with burnout and just generally felt like I needed to get away from writing for a while. Unfortunately, books are closely tied to writing in my mind.

Later in the month I started to regain my drive to consume books. I don’t know how fast I’ll be reading, but I’m enjoying myself again.

Books I finished reading in April:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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Do you ever feel the need to step away from reading? What brings you back?

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What I Read in March

My library card is still my new favorite thing. I love being able to borrow ebooks and audiobooks without leaving home. It’s great being able to find and borrow a new book as soon as I finish one, even if I reach the end in the middle of the night.

Do you have a library card? Do you use it to borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks?

Books I finished reading in March:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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What books did you read in March? Are you ahead or behind on your 2019 reading goal?

What I Read in December

December was a surprisingly book-filled month for me. A big factor in that was finally getting an updated library card which gave me access to their digital library, which includes a huge selection of audiobooks waiting for me online. I was able to read a lot of books while working on other things this month!

I didn’t reach my goal for the 2018 Goodreads challenge, but I made a pretty strong comeback this month!

Books I finished reading in December

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Books I’m currently reading:

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Did you read a lot of books in December? Did you meet your reading goals for 2018? What are your reading goals for 2019?

What I Read in September

I’ve been reading a lot of long books this year. I think I’m going to have to find some short/normal length books to read this fall. As much as I love long books, I think the fact that they’re taking me so long to read is a sign that I need a change of pace.

Books I’m currently reading:

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What books did you read in September? Are there any books you’re looking forward to reading this fall?

What I Read in July

July was a month of burn-out. It’s that simple. I was just done with everything.

Apparently that included books.

That isn’t to say I didn’t try to read. I just didn’t read a lot.

I’m still loving Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, but there were a lot of days in July when I just didn’t have the energy to invest in enjoying the story. I’m not used to feeling like this, but I took some time to reflect on it and I’m sure it’s only temporary. Soon I’ll be ready to read again.

Books I’m currently reading:

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What books did you read in July? Have you ever felt so burned-out you couldn’t muster the energy to read?