This is only going to be a short post, because I am ridiculously overwhelmed with schoolwork at the moment – hence the title of this post. What happens when you don’t have time to read?
My TBR is growing at an alarming rate. There are library books that are almost due back (I haven’t read any of them), books I bought a year ago that I’d love to read, and books for review that look AMAZING.
The only problem? I’ve been too busy lately to enjoy them all.
(This GIF perfectly sums up my emotions)
For example, yesterday I was at school from 8:30 in the morning to 7:30 at night. Which is like 11 hours (way too long to be at school, if you ask me). I don’t begrudge that time, really, because a lot of it was spent on drama, my absolute favourite subject.
But it does cut into my reading time, which I cherish. I cherish it because it’s one of my only breaks from schoolwork, which can be really overwhelming at times. For a little while, when I’m reading, I can forget about all that. So when I don’t have the time to read, that stress and overwhelmed feeling just gets worse.
I know that most book bloggers don’t have unlimited amounts of time. We find time to read where we can – on public transport, or before bed, or in brief snatches. During school holidays, I can read for large stretches without feeling guilty because I’m not doing homework – just another reason to love school holidays!
I’m not sure where I’m going with this, except to say that occasionally it won’t be possible to read every single book in the universe, or even many of the ones you want to. But now that I’ve discovered this little community, there’s no way I would ever give it up.
Hugs to all my book bloggers and readers and writers out there (and anyone else, although I’m not sure why you’d be reading this if you’re not one of those).
I promise I will get around to commenting on your blogs very soon! I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had much of a chance!
Are there times when you feel you don’t have any time to read, or are overwhelmed by the amount of books you feel you have to read? How do you deal with it?