No, I'm not pregnant.
Neither am I moving to a wilderness with no internet access. EVER AGAIN.
And I'm not starting the plagiarism issue again.
But, I AM finding blogging a tad taxing at the moment.
What do you mean?! I hear you cry. I mean, that I'm just not a big blogging mood or mindset at the moment. The idea of writing a review doesn't thrill me any more (even the comments do - love them!). Yes, getting books with the nice excuse that I am a 'book blogger' is still nice, but now I feel I have changed my reading habits completely. UTTERLY.
Before, I would discover new books and authors in the wonderful land of the library. I have 3 in good distances from my house and work so it's not like I have no excuse to visit them. Two of my libraries are also made of amazingness because they actually update the Teen section regularly with newly released books so, as I receive
So, with that in mind, when I visit the library, I don't ponder over the older books there at all, unless I have heard good things about them. Like Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. When the new covers were released recently and some started appearing on the blogosphere, it gave me the motivation and want to read it after years of staring at the cover.
The other annoying thing is my life. I am a 17 year-old student entering the last year of college (or high-school) where I will essay-write, stress and take exams like my life depends on it for one whole year. This time next year, I will know what university I will probably be going to. This time next year I will be done with A levels and preparing for degree-level and ultimately, moving away from my childhood home. Scary, and rather stressful stuff.
So where am I getting with this? Well, our lives are uncontrollably busy. No-one can deny that. For those that are thinking of, I have college everyday during the week. I leave the house at 7:45am and enter back in it at 5pm where I have around an hour or two to do any homework before I collapse from exhaustion on the settee after dinner. My weekends? My social life is non-existent and the little part I do have I have to fit around everything else happening. I plan things like going out for dinner with friends, at least two weeks ahead.
An example weekend? This Saturday, I am visiting a university all day which is a 2 hour drive from my house. And then on Sunday, I am working until 5.30pm when I come home again exhausted to start another exhausting week. OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
I have no problem with this at all. I like being busy and these things I enjoy doing and want to do so I'm not complaining, just illustrating the fullness of my weeks, months on end.
This is why blogging has gone down hill, especially with doing more independent work for the A levels.
I have no motivation to write reviews at the moment because I am thinking of around a million other things I have to do in the next few weeks of college until the summer while massaging my back as I've been lurched over a computer all day. I would suggest a time off period like for the exams but a) I would not stick to it and b) it would just keep extending and extending until I would never appear again.
I want to keep the blog, there is no doubt about it. It has helped me so much and the prospect of having a little more freedom with it once I'm in university is so exciting.
It's just I don't see how blogging is going to fit into my life over the next year. At all. When did it all become so much?
So. I guess this is an apology for the lack of reviews. You'll get them eventually. Maybe.
*trungles off to do Media coursework while eating and watching TV (a skill I assure you)*