While I didn't expect to get to read at all this week, I managed to finish the Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. A review will follow soon, since I only finished it last night. Tomorrow I will first post a review of Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess, which I read a few weeks back. If you are curious, please check back tomorrow :)
In the past week I posted a review of The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan and I started cleaning my shelves of (Dutch) books that I want to give a second home.
The following books entered my home last week:
Room by Emma Donoghue which I got from the library.
Two books by Susan Smit about witchcraft that I got from Duurzaam Sparen because she wanted to give them a second home.
Luna by Julie Anne Peters which I got in a RAK from Joli from Actin' Up with Books. Thank you so much Joli!
I am planning to read Room first and then probably Luna. I am reading from my own stash lately, since I already have such busy weeks for a while now, I really want to read what speaks to me at that moment. So the Galley's remain untouched for the time being since I am really in the mood for actually holding a book and curl up in my chair. I do feel somewhat guilty about it since some books are coming out pretty soon. But I really feel that I need to do what is good for me and not put on more pressure on myself until the busy weeks are over. Only 2 more till my blocked week! (a week I reserved for just relaxing and celebrating my staycation, since I don't actually go on vacation.)
Does reading still feels like relaxing to you or does it feel like a chore sometimes? How do you make sure it doesn't become a chore instead of relaxing?