How I Read
But the steady diet of books that I feel obligated to read has drained my enthusiasm for reading, which is bothersome. My reading pace has slowed to a crawl over the last few months, which disappoints me and pushes my ability to satisfy my responsibilities to the authors and publishers who have sent me books further into the future. And it is mentally wearing because it means that I am putting reading the books I really want to read off further and further into the future. All the while I see the projects that I want to get to on this blog receding further into the future, piling up my frustrations. And this creates a feedback loop that will probably wear me down more and more until I simply don't enjoy reading at all and throw my hands up and quit for a while. And I don't want to let it come to that.
So I've decided to change my reading pattern. Instead of trying to read all of the review copies I have first and then read other material, I'm going to start alternating books. Every review copy I read will be alternated with a book I read without feeling any kind of obligational responsibility. In the short run this may put off getting some of those review copies read and reviewed, but I think that in the long run, I will get through the review copies sooner and enjoy them more. So, if you are an author or publisher who sent me a review copy, be assured that your book will be read and reviewed, but it may take a little bit of time to get to it.
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