Monday, September 19, 2011

Musing Mondays

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Musing Mondays. This week's musing asks . . . How often do you read a book, just because you’re in the mood to read it? (not because you’re obligated to for a book club, or a challenge, or for review)

I am in the midst of trying to finish reading several books for a challenge and am terribly frustrated by it. I have TONS of books that I feel like reading that are just sitting there, waiting for me on my shelf, but I feel obligated to read the ones I've committed to reading for this challenge. I keep telling myself I'll feel a sense of great accomplishment once I finish the "challenge" books and can then treat myself to whatever I want to read afterward. I'm still struggling though.


  1. From The Lady Blogger tea party!

    When I have the time, I read a book every 2-3 days! But it usually is followed by mommy guilt for reading instead of -insert mom chore-

    Jessa Dobbs

  2. I don’t obligate myself to reading something unless I am in the mood for it. Check out my answer for this weeks Monday Musing.

  3. I know what you mean, I have lots, lots of review books that I have to get to and it can sometimes get overwhelming.

    Here's mine:

  4. I try to include only one review book each week, with the rest from my TBR or new stacks.

    Sometimes that works....


  5. One reason I have never done challenges. Reading should be fun..or what is the point?

  6. Sometimes you just need to take a break, and read just for yourself. Here's my response on my blog

  7. I'd be awful at reading challenges. I get so distracted! I found you on the Wild Wednesday hop and I'm following you on GFC. Come hop with me tomorrow during my Friends-day Wednesday hop!

  8. I agree with Caite...I am sad that readind has so overwhelmed you but look forward to when u can enjoy it again! Good luck finishing!
    found u thru wild wednesday and love checking out new blogs...hope u will chk us out too at