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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Taking a Break

Hey all, I'm taking a little break from blogging. I'm not sure how long it will last, but hopefully not more than a few weeks. My life is just hectic right now and I can't keep up with everything I need to do.

There will be some blog posts in the interim- at least two interviews and a review (for a blog tour, so I have to do it), maybe some Meandering Mondays and In My Mailboxes, but definitely no reviews. I'm taking this time to catch up on my reading stack.

I'm also going to be trying something new. In the past, I've done a schedule every month of what to review when. Well, since the beginning of the year, I've had to put down three different books (at different times) because I just wasn't feeling them. This has NEVER happened to me before and I'm wondering if it's because of being burnt out or because of the schedule, so I'm going to deal with both. Taking a break should help me relax and not have to worry about posting every day, and I'm also just going to read whatever I want, release date be damned. Whatever I feel like reading, I'll read that.

But it's so weird because I've been able to live by the schedule for so long and I love putting it together. I've never been the kind of person who really needs to be in a specific mood for something, at least not all the time. I do have that rare urge to read something funny amidst all the serious paranormals and some contemporaries, but that's about it. I'm thinking I may be becoming that person though.

So anyway, please keep commenting even though posts will be sporadic because I still love comments! I'll still be on Twitter and stuff, so you can talk to me there too.


  1. Enjoy your break! It's no fun when books aren't working for you.

  2. Enjoy your break, James!
    Life can get so hectic sometimes that we all need some time off.

  3. Enjoy your break
    I'm like that where I'll get an urge to read a specific book but then by the time I get it I want to read something else lol
    I'm having book burn out too so what I'm doing is I'm going to read some sequels to books I know I like to get me back in the swing of things

  4. I have been feeling similar and have had some other blogger friends say they felt the same way. I'm wondering if it's that early spring itch of unrest. And it never helps when you have a hard time finding a new job :(
    HOpefully if you find some good reading while on break you'll tweet about it!

  5. I am definitely not a scheduled kind of reader, so I feel your pain. I'm sorry you're in need of a break, but I hope that you find some kick ass books that rejuvenate you and excite you. Your blog is one of my very, very favorites so please don't go away for long.