I'm a reader and always have been. What I've learned from that is that the saying practice makes perfect isn't always true. You see, just because I love to read and do it as often as possible, doesn't mean that I'm a fast reader.... because I'm not.
Confession: I'm a book blogger and I read slow.
I would LOVE to be able to read a book every one or two days, but the sad truth is-- even if I devote all of my free time to reading, I'm never reading more than 1 or 2 books per week. Even on vacation when I read for hours upon hours on the beach, I only finished 2 1/2 books. And one of those books was MG.
At this point it is what it is... I think I'm at max speed, and after all these years, I don't see myself suddenly being able to do it faster. I'm okay with that.
The Thing Is: It makes book blogging hard sometimes. Because I have weeks where I didn't finish a book and so there's no review to write. I've never been "ahead" on my blogging schedule with book reviews in my queue. So I post what I can, when I can.
A Weird Thing Happened: This summer I unexpectedly got ahead.
Right now I have 5 books that I already read and haven't reviewed yet. This legit has not happened to me in 4 years of blogging. I always wanted to be ahead on my reading and yet..... now I really don't WANT to write those reviews!! Like, I want to share about those books, but I'm into the books I'm reading NOW. The books I read last month or even the month before that I haven't reviewed yet are so far out of my brain that I don't even know if I'll be able to come up with enough things to say about them.
When a few books go by and I still haven't reviewed the book, apparently I get into this funk where I'm just kind of over it. I don't remember all the little details any more and my feelings about the characters and plot feels diluted. So yeah-- I really need to go back to my old way of reading 1 book and reviewing 1 book at a time.
P.S.-- Reading faster would still be cool. Me and my TBR are really jealous of you guys who can read 100-200 books per year!!
When you write reviews do you write them immediately after you finish?? If not, do you find yourself (like me) not having the passion to write them after time has passed?
What is your reading/reviewing process?