How are we all this week?
Have you read anything new and noteworthy? Let me know please as I am in dire need of some recommendations!
So, today I’ve decided to come on and have a chat with you all about the bookish community, expectations and pressure!
I have been struggling lately to work my way into the ‘bookish community’ despite trying to be as active on social media as I can.
Now don’t get me wrong I am 100% aware that there are SO many people in the bookish community across many platforms, including YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. But I feel as though, as a new blogger/ bookish community member it can be an impenetrable place to get into. I started this blog last year as a place for me to discuss my feelings on the books I’m reading, with this community. I don’t have anyone in my personal life that enjoys reading so I never have anyone to chat through my thoughts and feelings with.
That being said, I’m not moaning about it, I still love writing my thoughts about the books I’m reading, but it would just be nice to have discussions with others, instead of talking to myself everyday🤣
Another thing I’ve been dealing with lately is SLUMPS, oh god no😭. It is so confusing because I WANT to read but I just can’t seem to find the energy to do so. I keep finding myself scrolling through booktube when I hsve allocated time to read because I just cannot be bothered. Which believe me is not some where I want to be mentally, I love reading, so WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN.
It has a knock on affect for my blog as well because as you would expect, if I’m not reading, then I don’t have much to discuss. This is a frustrating place to be in because I am really attached to my blog and I really do genuinely enjoy creating bookish content.
It seems to be a thing a lot of people expeience and I KNOW I am not the only one, but it is nice to express it some times. I recently watched BooksandLalas vlog and she mentioned a lot of things that made me evaluate and sympathise with. P.s I by no means think I have the content stress Lala does but the general principle is there 🤣
So there we go guys, sorry that was a bit of s rant but it is where I am at presently with my reading and blogging life.
I am currently reading📚:
One of us is Lying and Mooncakes so I will hopefully have reviews coming for both of them soon!🤞
Have any of you ever felt this way? Have you any tips for making friends in this community? Let me know!
I hope you are all keeping well!
Happy reading guys,
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