I Miss Reading


Hi all! It seems as if I dropped off the face of the earth, doesn't it? I'm still here. Between working and my side hustle, I haven't been reading- unless it's audio. Things are slowing down for the holidays and I'm hoping to get some reading in. I really miss it. I have some books I want to get to soon. I'm definitely not going to meet my Goodreads Challenge this year.

I've cut back significantly on social media. I haven't been on Twitter in weeks. (I checked in a couple of times to reply to mentions). I missed it at first, but now it doesn't cross my mind much. I miss talking to my book friends, although it seems like there are less of them on there now. I made the decision to leave for awhile, when I realized just how anxious it was making me. One benefit of not spending time on social media is how much I'm getting done at home. I'm not sure when I'll venture back on there. Maybe in the new year.

It's snowing like crazy at the moment. It seems like the perfect time to dive back into reading. That's my plan for tonight. I'm going to brew some tea and settle in next to the tree.

I really just wanted to say hello to you all, if anyone is still out there reading my blog. Say hello if you're still around!


15 comments:

  1. I miss reading too. I'm not on social media much these days either - I swear it's depressing now.

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  2. Welcome back! I don't do social media much either and honestly I just don't have the time so I don't worry about it. Hope you enjoy your book tonight.

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  3. I don't think I'm going to meet my Goodreads goal this year either, which is GD depressing. Oh well. I still feel like it was a successful reading year

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  4. I feel like snowy weather is the best time to dive back into reading. It's hard to really be into it when you've got so much going on. Like you, I won't hit my goodreads goal this year. It was originally 250 for me, and I'm like 40-something away. I'll definitely lower my goal on like December 30th though, lol, just so I can have the little complete badge.

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  5. We do miss you here and on Twitter, but it's certainly understandable. Getting things done is good too. :) And hello there. Still here.

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  6. Hi! So good to hear from you, friend, and I'm glad you've given yourself a more peaceful winter season. Take care of yourself, and come back when/if you feel like it. In the meantime, you are missed! <3

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  7. I know what you mean about social media. I feel like I spend much more time there than I do reading, which I need to change. I even thinking about walking away from both Twitter and Facebook for maybe...I don't know....four years, maybe eight. I know I'd be much happier just reading and blogging.

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  8. Still here and feeling some of the same stress with respect to social media. I'm glad you're back!

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  9. I hear you about social media. I stopped twitter altogether. Still need to delete my account though. I'm a fan of instagram these days. Glad to see you are still here!

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  10. I miss you too! Maybe we can create a Twitter group of people who promise not to talk about politics or global affairs so that we can still talk to each other. I hate to say that but I find reading my Twitter feed just makes me so anxious these days. And that is with a culled group of friends. I don't want to ignore the news, but I don't want my anxiety to rachet because everyone else it upset too. If that won't work, we will have to resort to good, old-fashioned pen and paper to talk.

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    1. I culled quite a bit too but there are a lot of retweets I don't need to see. I would love a group where we could just chat about our lives and books.

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