A while back, I felt guilty for not having read two of my ARC's and having pre-ordered a certain book. It made me think about peer pressure and how it's definitely present in our book community. So I wanted to take a closer look at just that: ways peer pressure might sneak into our bookish lives.
I always claimed that I'd have achieved this and this and that before 25. Not because I had to, but because I thought I simply would've. I was wrong, so wrong. To me, every birthday is another reminder of how life gets in your way of reaching the things you want. Not necessarily in a bad way, but your expectations are always so different compared to reality. With today being Evaluate Your Life-day, I thought it a good idea to do just that.
I often come across posts where bloggers are telling their followers about taking a step back and focusing on themselves, planning some self-care of even talking about the self-care routines that help them in the long run. Since today's World Mental Health Day, and since I too realized how important self-care is, I thought it the perfect time to share all the hints, tips and tricks I figured out for myself.
Since I was known for posting every day for quite some time, I felt like a post like this one would be the right way to go. I think the longest I've kept it up was four months? It isn't really a hard thing to do - you simply have to plan. Honestly. That's what it comes down to. Want to know how I handle it? Then you definitely need to read this post!
I remember, last year, when I was jealous of everyone preparing for YALC, gushing about it everywhere and I was at home, at work - anywhere but in London. This year is different though! I got my ticket, booked my train and my hotel and am in full-on prep mode! I've looked up some posts and decided to combine all the interesting tips I could find. Because if you're going, or maybe someday going to a book convention, you might need these as well!
"Why am I bothering..", "Is this going to get any better?", "Why are you so.. annoying..?!", "Okay, this is boring.." and so on. Sometimes we read on, maybe we end up being happy about it. Maybe we feel as if we wasted our precious reading time. Maybe we should've thrown it on our "DNF"-pile. But when do we go as far as doing that?
Do you have trouble writing reviews? Are the meh-ones the hardest? Or maybe the bad ones? Are you doubting the way you write reviews? Maybe you sometimes forget characters' names or certain events / topics you wanted to mention? Or, better yet, you simply forget to review a certain book until way too late?