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Friday Coffee & Bookish Speaks – Letting Loose

Happy Friday! I’m still on a break from coffee so I’ll be drinking a Lavander Chamomille tea today.

I have a very rigid reading schedule. Lately, I’ve been doing three reviews a week most of them requests from authors so I have to stay on track. If I want to fulfill my commitments. There is this little part of me that is ready to rebel and go crazy and read what I want.

I will confess sometimes I feel trapped by the strict confines I have put myself in. I just want to go crazy and read what I want.

I think I should just let loose and do it! What do you think?

I’m very passionate about helping authors, and the biggest help to authors is doing reviews. I agree to do a lot of reviews because I feel I’m doing my part to help the reading/writing community go round. This is the reason I have such a strict reading schedule but today I’m going to read what I want!

I’ll let you know that it’s not lost on me the humor of a good time is going off my reading schedule. HA HA! I live dangerously! When I went to visit my dad this past spring I confessed to him that I needed to cut back on my reading. He laughed at me! He said “Jessica, people cut back on drinking too much or eating, not reading.” What can I say I live life to the extreme! LOL!

Do you have a reading schedule? How does it make you feel?

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  • ShootingStarsMag September 16, 2016, 11:15 am

    I have a reading schedule to an extent. If books are coming out soon, I do try and make sure I start reading those, but if I’m not feeling it or want to read something that I just own, I do try and do that. It’s never fun to MAKE yourself read so I do think you should read more of what you want! You have to mix it up sometimes.

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    • Jessica September 16, 2016, 1:56 pm

      My thoughts exactly. I read a book that wasn’t on my schedule and it was so nice!

  • Kristin September 17, 2016, 8:27 am

    The only real schedule I have is for ARC’s and tours. If I request an ARC and get it, I write it’s release date in my calendar so that I know I have to read the book by that time. I used to just accept all the book requests that came my way when I first started but it started to wear on me. I was losing my passion for reading. So instead, I offer authors that contact me a chance to do an excerpt or guest post on the blog. That way they can still get their name and book out there, and I can continue to read the books I already have on my plate. ;)
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    • Jessica September 21, 2016, 11:25 pm

      It may have to come down to that. I am seriously thinking of not accepting requests for a little while at least. Though getting the requests is one of my favorite parts of blogging. Sounds like you have found a happy medium. I will need to find mine.

  • Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight September 21, 2016, 10:32 pm

    I have… not quite a reading schedule, but I have a list of books and their publishing dates, so that I know kind of when I *should* read them by. It helps me to feel not completely stressed and stuck to a list, but I also get to the books in time to review them, so I see it as a win. And then if I get ahead of my list (like right now, I am halfway through my November books already) then I get to read some books I bought! So I say, read what you want! ANd yeah, try to get to the review books and such, but mostly, make yourself happy, and the rest will fall into place!
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    • Jessica September 21, 2016, 11:22 pm

      Getting ahead right now would make me happy. Though I scheduled a book I wanted to read and am reading it right now so I am happy.

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