Sunday, June 23, 2013

Where I've been: An explanation in Friends gifs

Some of you have probably noticed that the amount of posts I put up a month have died down, and I'm here to give a little explanation why.

In April I started a new job, and while training left me with anxiety, I was still able to focus on my reading.  Now the anxiety is gone and I've become more comfortable with the people and my tasks, but after work, I'm left physically (and sometimes emotionally) exhausted.  I wish I could say that all I want to do is come home, curl up and read, but lately it's been come home, nap, wake up and watch Friends until I go to sleep again.  Almost every. single. night.

Though I have been reading a little more, it's nothing compared to what I used to read, and by the end of the month when I'm doing my wrap-up, I realize how much of a reading and blogging slump I'm actually in.  In fact, it's the worst I've ever been in, and despite any advice on the topic, there's no way for me to pull myself out.

So what am I saying?  What about the future of The Hollow Cupboards?  I definitely don't want to quit!  While I'm having trouble keeping up with things on the blog, I still feel so much joy when I do post.  Each comment I get encourages me to post more.  I just find that at the moment, I'm having trouble keeping a schedule and I don't want to force myself to do anything blog-related, because then it will become work, and I already have enough of that.

BUT there's good news!  I've been craving more stories, especially contemporary, so I'm going to try and push a couple more of my review books aside (because I've been awful and I'm behind on most review books that have come out since April) and read what I want to read, which may just do the trick.

So far in the entire month of June, I've only read one book, which I haven't done in years.  At this point, I haven't even reviewed it on my blog even though I finished it about a week ago.  I'm hoping to get back into a set schedule so I can catch up, because posting Waiting on Wesdnesday and In My Mailbox isn't enough for me, and I'm betting that it's not enough for you or the publishers and authors that have sent me books to review.  Thank you all for sticking with me, and I assure you that this won't be the last you see of me!  If I could give you all a hug, I would!


  1. Aww, this was such a cute post, Chey! <3 Life definitely comes in at times, so don't worry too much about blogging and reading and such. It's important that you get the rest you need after work. I've experienced some blogging slumps, and plenty of reading ones, so I know how you feel. I definitely think reading what YOU want to will help you get out of your funk!

    Good luck getting through your slumps, Chey, and we'll be here when you come back! =)

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  2. That sounds exactly like me when I started my new job and college. I was just too stressed out and busy to read anything even though their were so many good books I wanted to read. I would just watch tv marathons of Veronica Mars, instead of reading.