For the past couple of months, I've been experiencing this reading fatigue (for lack of a better word). After doing some looking around on the Internet, I found out it's not an uncommon thing among people who read and review full time. You read one book after another, often in the same genre, and after a while they all start to resemble each other. The same old tropes, the same old archetypes. The same predictable endings. You're thinking, I read this before! And you did, only it was a completely different book.
I love books. I love to read. But being fed up with something, even if it's a good thing, is inevitable, I guess. I've been blogging for a year now. When I started out, I didn't think that I could grow tired of reading. I thought it would be the little tedious side chores such as editing and template design that would get to me first. But I've come to find these little things more enjoyable with time. The last five or six books I read, on the other hand, were not fun to review. Not because they were bad, but because I was tired. Which kind of negates the whole purpose of having a hobby.
That is why I'm taking a break from books and book reviews. I also need time for school, and for learning the names of all the bones in the human skull (I didn't know they were so many!). I'm not closing up shop (gotcha!) But there will be some major changes. Instead of writing reviews, I want to write longer essays and articles of a more analytical kind.
I also want to try and write more freely about things like my life, school and maybe even knitting. If I do read a book, or see a movie that I absolutely have to give my two cents about, I'll review it. I guess the moral of this story is, I'm in a creative rut, and I need to find a way out. I also want to have fun on my way out.
This also means, that I no longer accept any review requests. (*Sadface*)
And now I'm off to study bad teeth.