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TSS: Another Sunday

Sundays seem to come around ever faster these days! They are even more frequent when I’m as busy as I have been these last few weeks, with work, visits, holiday plans, and a variety of different new activities like exercise crowding out my blogging. I found myself without a book review to write on Wednesday – the first time in three years of blogging – and so it’s been a bit quiet this week. I only have two reviews to write this week as well, so as I’ve said, things may not actually pick up for a while.

Despite reading slower, or perhaps because of it, I’m very much enjoying the books I am reading. At times I feel I speed much too quickly through books. I’ve set goals at various times to try and read less, but this is the first time it’s ever actually happened. While I’m not sure I’ve really reflected much more on the books I’m reading because my brain is constantly going on other things, I have actually enjoyed spending a bit more time in the worlds of the books I’ve read. I’m noticeably enjoying Nalini Singh’s work more now that I just can’t race through it, for example, and I absolutely loved spending more time with Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran, another candidate for my normal fast pace. I am a speedy reader normally, but I forget that it’s also nice to savor books, too.

Since this week is BEA, I am going to just let the lack of reviews slide and enjoy my new issue of BBC History Magazine in my free time. Subscribing to it is such fun; not only do I feel like I’m getting a variety of historical viewpoints and keeping up more with the academic world than I was before, there are also features on books and TV shows that fill up even more of my time with history goodness.

I’ll keep this one short as I know many of you are off to New York City this week. If you’re attending BEA, I hope you have an incredible time. I hope to see you there next year!


11 comments to TSS: Another Sunday

  • Hope you have a lovely Sunday and get out in the nice, sunny weather. I never really have a problem of reading slower, since I’m pretty slow compared to a lot of bloggers. Sometimes I get to a point in a book where I’m just like ‘be over already, I want to move on’ which is as much about me as it is about the book I’m reading (sometimes, sometimes the book is just really awful).
    Jodie´s last post …The Latte Rebellion – Sarah Jamila Stevenson

  • The one thing I’m glad about this week is the BEA. It’s really an excuse for us to sit back and not review. I do have one review to post for a tour, but that’s it. I also find that I don’t enjoy a book much when I blaze through it. When I actually pause and read, there’s so much more that I appreciate about the book.

    Happy Sunday and have a great week!
    Aths´s last post …Five books that have me gaga-eyed right now

  • I think most bloggers feel the need to rush through what we’re reading – it’s definitely a downside to blogging.
    bermudaonion (Kathy)´s last post …Review- The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

  • It’s nice to hear that you are taking some time to slow down with your current reads. I know just what you mean about speeding through them. The other day I was reflecting about a book I had read a few weeks ago, and couldn’t remember how it ended at all. I told myself it was no big deal, but I realized then that I need to slow down!
    zibilee´s last post …The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls — 496 pgs

  • Enjoy your day off and your magazine.

  • I love magazines! I could probably read them most of the time instead of books!
    rhapsodyinbooks´s last post …TLC Book Tour Review of “On China” by Henry Kissinger

  • I wish I had this “reading too fast” problem. ;)

    Maybe I’ll see you at BEA next year!

  • I have to remind myself a lot not to speed through books and savor them instead. It can be hard sometimes!
    Stephanie´s last post …The Sunday Salon- 5-22-2011

  • Yeah so many years into this book blogging thing and I know now it’s definitely about quality not quantity. When I manage to read a book now, I have a lot more thoughts and feelings on it, because I’m letting myself. And it’s always great to have time to enjoy other interests! Enjoy your magazine, Meghan!
    Amy @ My Friend Amy´s last post …Fun Book Stuff

  • I have an ARC that I’m reading too quickly. Now I wish I could just slow down and enjoy it some more, but I have to get that review up, so I totally get what you’re saying.

    Can you believe I almost forgot about BEA? :) That’s what happens when you can’t go, but I know I’m not alone with that.
    Becky @ One Literature Nut´s last post …Sunday Blatherings- A Congratulations

  • As Sabrina Fairchild said, “More isn’t always better, sometimes it’s just more”, so I support you in the reading slower initiative. When I hear about people who read 200 books a year I always wonder how in the world they manage to understand and remember what they read, let alone enjoy it.
    BBC has absolutely wonderful programs and publications and I wish the videos from their site were available in the US. For now I’m making do with the podcasts from their World Book Club and majority of those interviews are very interesting and entertaining. Highly recommend them, if you haven’t listened to them yet.
    Olga Jones´s last post …Jules Verne and Captain Nemo