I don’t know if anybody is still out there but you’re welcome back at Planet Books. I feel like I’m pushing open a heavy old door and the hinges are full of dust and rust. I haven’t posted on here since August 2011! Well, it’s a new day folks. I’m feeling the desire to blog here again as well at my little quilting & sewing blog Lady K’s Craft Room. It feels good!
So, in order to be blogging here again I must be reading again. As this post’s title implies, I had fallen off the reading wagon and am now back on. For so long I read book after book with little time in between. I think I just got burned out! I put pressure on myself to get books read and reviewed on here and that really started to wear on me. Has that happened to you bloggers? It must have at some point or another. I realized that reading had become a chore somewhere along the way and that is what prevented me from reading over the last year and a half.
Well, the spark is there again and I want to read books. I want to get lost in stories and learn about our world. Fiction is my favorite but I’m really going to make an effort to read some non-fiction and memoirs more often. I am not going to put deadlines on myself however. I am not going to try to read a book in a week and set crazy goals again. I am a GoodReads user and for 2013 I only pledged to read 12 books. I know, now that I feel the need to read and be entertained in a book again, that this goal is attainable. If I read more than twelve books, great! If not, no biggie.
So stay tuned for some reviews here. They may be of books that have since passed through the spotlight but they’re all new to me. I do plan on shopping my own bookshelves more than buying new titles. That includes the books I have in my Kindle and iBooks libraries. Of course there will be the new title I will find irresistible but that’s only natural.
I hope 2013 is off to a fresh start for you as well! I hope you read some really great books and let me know if there’s something you think I can’t live without. But most of all I wish you a Happy New Year and Happy Reading!!