- I don't accept review copies. I've certainly been tempted to enter that whole aspect of book blogging. But I know myself, and I know that it would create more stress for me than it was worth.
- I read what I want to read. I read more newly published books now than I did before book blogging, but I don't force myself to stay up to date with all of the new releases out there. If it looks good, I'll add it to my TBR list. I'll probably read it eventually, but it might be a year or two down the road. And it'll be just as good then as when it was brand new.
- I blog about what I want to blog about. I try not to worry about what people want to see or don't want to see on my blog. I blog about what I find interesting. I'm so glad there are people out there who find it interesting too!
This week of book blogger fun is hosted by the Estella Society.
Today's topic is how to avoid burnout in blogging and in reading. I have to start by confessing that I haven't experienced either yet. I've been blogging for almost three years, and although some weeks are harder than others, I haven't felt like I wanted to quit yet. And I've (knock on wood) never had a reading slump. I don't have any secrets to share about avoiding burnout; just a few thoughts about what I do.
So I guess I could sum up my blogging and reading philosophy as "I do what works for me." Low pressure. Keep it fun. So far it has worked, and I can only hope that continues to be true!
My name is Julie, and I own a lot of books. As in, they are stacked on the floor because I've run out of room on the shelves. And those shelves? There are so many books on them that they smile -- not sag; smile. This blog will cover book reviews and all manner of other bookish things.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.