Yakkety Yak Let’s Chat: It’s not a race!

Posted September 8, 2013 by Shari in Let's Chat / 4 Comments

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Yakkety Yak Let's Chat

It’s not a race! I read a lot, but I wouldn’t say I am a fast reader by any stretch. In fact I am pretty slow. I recently saw where someone read the last Black Dagger Brotherhood book in 5 hours….it took me like 11 hours to read it. So when I say I am a slow reader, I really mean it.

So recently I had one of those “AHA” moments where I realized I read slowly. Oh, I pushed myself and pushed myself to get more books read, but then I didn’t have time to write reviews. It became a vicious cycle until about a month ago when I was doing the 15 day book blogger challenge. It hit me that I just was worn out from trying to read 275 books this year when really, who cares?

Now I don’t say I should not be challenged to read more, but I just started to fall out of love with reading after rushing to read everything I could. Why run a book review blog when you never have time to review because you are trying to read your quota for the year?

So I have slowed down and now try to write the reviews of the books I read within 3-4 days after getting done. I have literally put the Kindle down to write a review because I needed the break to get me wanting to read again.

Is reading huge amounts of books really worth it if you end up not enjoying it? Nope, so I am not going to push myself any more to read everything and just enjoy the one I am reading to the fullest.

What do yo u think? Yakkety Yak…Let’s Chat!

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
7 years ago

Absolutely! This is pleasure reading ergo it should bring pleasure. Who cares if you read a trillion books if it went by so fast that it didn’t leave an impact. I am a fast reader- like freakishly fast, but I do try vary things up so that it is always enjoyable. I read commitment reads and then something new and then more commitment reads and then maybe something from my TBR pile and back and forth it goes. If a book is too dramatic or too annoying, I’ll start reading another book devoid of those things along side it to… Read more »

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
7 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

I had a reading problem in the 1st and 2nd grade. That is when my mom pulled her hair out that I would ever enjoy reading. So reading is something I do for fun, not speed…but sometimes I wish I could read faster because my pile never seems to decrease.

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
7 years ago

Absolutely! This is pleasure reading ergo it should bring pleasure. Who cares if you read a trillion books if it went by so fast that it didn’t leave an impact. I am a fast reader- like freakishly fast, but I do try vary things up so that it is always enjoyable. I read commitment reads and then something new and then more commitment reads and then maybe something from my TBR pile and back and forth it goes. If a book is too dramatic or too annoying, I’ll start reading another book devoid of those things along side it to… Read more »

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
7 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

I had a reading problem in the 1st and 2nd grade. That is when my mom pulled her hair out that I would ever enjoy reading. So reading is something I do for fun, not speed…but sometimes I wish I could read faster because my pile never seems to decrease.