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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stacking the Shelves [368]

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
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It's been absolute ages since I've posted and I have a confession.

I haven't been able to read much.


I know. I love reading. I LOVE READING.


I just couldn't.

Maybe some of you have had those times in life too, where you are longing, dying to pick up a book but life just gets in the way. You can't sit still long enough to get into it or concentrate on the story to realize what you're reading. At least, this has been my problem.

For two months in March since the last time I posted and then April I was only reading A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin to prep for Season 8 of Game of Thrones and because I was experiencing show hangover from binging seasons 1-7. That was great, but it also took so much energy and came at a time in my life where I began to have an overwhelming mountain of work and stress and too many extracurriculars.

Since April, I read maybe 5 books (some of the Grantchester mysteries) until mid-June where I had to start re-reading The Hunger Games series for my Teen Book Club at the library. This, I think, allowed me to get a little breathing room by reading something familiar where I already know the story and can just relax and let it carry me along.

[I love this series! I can't believe that when I was re-reading this was the exact time when the prequel was announced. I'm astounded! It won't have my beloved Katniss and Peeta, but I'm on board. I think it'll have to do with a young President Coin, maybe?]

If you're in one of these reading slumps too, try to go back to a book you love and just experience it without all the pressure to read all the things. I'm overwhelmed by this feeling frequently, especially working at a library and with the new normal of fast-track YA publishing.

Nevertheless, I'm sorry for my absence. Here's what's been on my shelf recently and what I'm trying to get read...

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sondhya Menon
*Recently completed.
ABSOLUTELY LOVED this cute romance!

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
*Recently completed.
Have major book hangover.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
*Recently completed.
This cliffhanger hit me right in the face, and I don't understand what's happening!

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Kara is a teen librarian living in the southeastern US with her husband (who listens to books), young daughter (who sleeps with books), and dog (who tastes the books). She loves all sorts of books, but mostly YA, and will never catch up to all of the wonderful things to read.

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  1. I've had those moments too. Glad you are enjoying your rereads
    sherry @ Sunday Memes

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