Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! As it is once again Friday, it is time for another Let’s Talk Bookish edition. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Sorry I missed last week, University got on top of me but I am back now! This weeks topic is all about putting off books you actually want to read.
I have so many anticipated books each year that I always end up delaying some of them. I find it always depends on my priorities each month and whether I have the time to truly enjoy them.
Do you ever put off the books you actually want to be reading?
Occasionally I will put off the books that I really want to read. It’s normally down to time; as for some books, I like to dedicate time when I know that I am only going to be focused on them rather than a million different things. I will also put them off if they end a series that I love and don’t want to end.
What do you end up reading instead?
If it is down to time, I will typically end up reading some of the ARCS that I have not got on top of or books for book tours. If I am putting it off because I am trying to savour it, I will generally pick up something entirely different from the book that I am putting off, so if it is a fantasy, I will normally pick up a contemporary or romance.
Why do you put off the books that you would rather read for other stories?
As I said earlier, the majority of the time, it will be down to time. I do have quite a busy life, so trying to fit everything in can be quite a struggle. Also, quite a few times, many of my anticipated releases will be released on the same day, so I do have to pick which one I want to prioritise.
Do you treat reading books you’re excited as a reward?
I try not to read an anticipated book as a reward as then it takes the fun out of it. But if I feel that I am going to go into a reading slump, I try and read something that will keep me out of it.
Do you ever put off reading books that you are excited about? Let me know in the comments below!