For awhile now I've thought about shutting down Coffee, Books and Laundry, it just wasn't fun anymore for me. I pressured myself into trying to write a review on every book I read, and well, some of those books I just didn't have much to say about them. Then I just stopped writing reviews altogether. After a while I started to miss it, and decided that I wouldn't be so hard on myself.
What I've decided to do is write reviews on books that I have something to say about and books that are given to me for review. Other books I read throughout the month will go in a monthly overview with a couple of sentences about what I thought of it. Occasionally I will do a meme if I feel like it that day, nothing will be structured though.
This year my husband and I are doing a husband/wife book club. Every month we pick a book we both will read and at the end of the month on a date night we discuss the book during dinner. My husband really isn't a reader, but he really wanted to try this and so far is enjoying it. On the sidebar is a list of books we've read so far. I'm thinking about having a dual review on those. I think it will be interesting to see both his and my thoughts on what we read that month.
My new mantra for this blog is "It's all for fun".
I think I am on the way to doing an "occasional blog" as well! My husband and I sort of do an informal husband and wife book club, which really means that sometimes we just insist the other read a great book we just read! :--) But I love the idea of something structured!ReplyDelete
It's fun discussing books with each other, isn't it? My husband needs structure or he wouldn't finish any books. lol!Delete
That's a good mantra to have.ReplyDelete
Hang in there. I enjoy your blog and the things you have to say.
Thanks Tammy! So far the mantra is working out for me.Delete
It's no fun when blogging turns into a chore.ReplyDelete
So agree. For me that is the only way to look at book blogging...all for fun, no pressure.Delete
That's a good mantra to have!! I've totally disconnected and I do feel sad that I'm not connected to other bloggers as much, but it has helped so much in other ways and just allowing myself to enjoy reading as a hobby again, LOL. I love the idea of your book club. My husband and I have read some books together and love discussing, but we don't do it every month. That would be fun and really a great way to connect!!ReplyDelete
I put my blog on private for awhile and just enjoyed reading, too. I did a whole lot of good for me. I wasn't sure if I wanted to come back to it, but I found myself wanting to write reviews on some of the books I read. My thoughts on book blogging shifted...it's just for fun. Jesse and I are really enjoying our little book club, and it has been a great way to connect. We look forward to our dinner and discussion.Delete