Some of you may or may not have noticed that I’ve been a smidge MIA since the beginning of the year; probably more of the latter since I would highly encourage your lack of interest in my life outside of what you see on this blog. I say that mostly because it’s boring, maybe a bit anxiety ridden, but mainly boring. Ever few months, in spurts, my fulltime job of babysitting grown human beings and repeatedly slamming my forehead on my desk gets a bit hectic. Whenever this happens, I tend to forget to read. Okay, not so much forget but have zero energy for or zero time. Also whenever this happens it depresses the freaking hell out of me. Thankfully, work is starting to slow down, as well as my personal life, and I can see that reading horizon in the distance beckoning me to run towards it. Which brings me to Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon this Saturday!!
A readathon is exactly what the book doctor ordered for this girl. If you don’t know what Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is, go here to learn more and sign up! This is my second time participating and I’m hoping to do MUCH better than I did last time when I accidentally overbooked myself for the day (something I tend to do very often) and ended up getting yelled at by all my friends for bringing a stack of books with my everywhere. Haters gonna hate, yo. While I do have plans for later in the day on Saturday (cause who can say no to a local beer festival? Not this girl. Southern Arizona’s click here) I plan on getting in a decent amount of reading done in the morning while my husband is being forced to fix a dent on my car in order to get him the hell out of the house and away from distracting me. The struggle.
I’m actually not even really sure why I make TBR’s for readathons. I always look at the pile I made and sway away from it as soon as I start reading. I have a habit of being a bit of a moody reader. I’m also attempting to finish a few books that I started at the beginning of the year but put down for one reason or another. My OCD is totally kicking in.
To be honest, the comics will probably be the first to be read. I went on a bit of a comic buying splurge last month and have QUITE a few to finish, especially since I plan on stopping by my local comic book store tomorrow to pick up more from my pull list. It’s an addiction. As for the rest of my pile, I tried to pick a few thinner books from my massive stack of TBR books on my desk (which is starting to get a bit scary) along with a book or two that I’ve been staring at for a while. We’ll see how well I do by the end of the day. I’ve also started a new challenge to myself where I’m listening to every Star Wars related novel in audiobook format in chronological order. I started yesterday and that will definitely be playing whenever I have to drive anywhere or inevitably clean my disaster of a house. Ugh housework.
Anyway! I’m really ready for this kickstart back into reading. Are you participating this weekend? What books are on your TBR? What do you do to kickstart yourself back into reading after a slump? Never had a slump, you’re a liar and I hate you. No really, I love you, give me your magical powers.