WWWelcome back (I can’t believe I haven’t made that pun before) to another weekly update. I really do love these posts, and they are a great way of watching my own reading follow a path as well as those of other bloggers that I follow on here.
This week I have been struggling with my motivation somewhat due to good old depression coming to make sure that nothing in my brain will play ball. It’s always hard when this happens but also something I’m as honest about as possible, because with a third of people struggling with depression at the best of times, add in a pandemic, and hey – I KNOW I’m not alone. So, full power to anyone having a hard time right now.
It does mean that reading wise not as much has developed as I’d like, and when I said last week that I would have finished The Glass House ready for review today, it just hasn’t been the case. Don’t worry though – I promise this isn’t just a post about what I haven’t achieved this week.
WWW Wednesday is sweet and simple, allowing all bookworms to join in. Three questions that begin with W:
– What have you recently finished reading?
– What are you currently reading?
– What will you be reading next?
I had some response recently saying they were glad to see my posts with their explanation as they had been curious, and that made my heart happy. If I can do any little thing to make things better in this bookish world, then that’s my job done. Thank you for all the comments recently, I do read them all, even if WP doesn’t always let me play ball in response. As I said last week, please do let me know if you think there’s anything I really should add to my reading list!
What have you recently finished reading?
I’m taking part in a huge blog tour for the young adult thriller Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis, with my post written and ready to go up on the 16th – so watch this space! If you’re curious to hear what others have to say before you can read my own thoughts, just searching “Harrow Lake blog tour” should help you track some down. If you’re on Twitter, there have been a lot of posts shared by those taking part, I really recommend it.
It was an interesting read, and I’m looking forward to my post going up in a few days time.
What are you currently reading?
As I mentioned above, I’m still reading The Glass House, and really enjoying it. The writing style is really very clever and keeps you guessing as you go along, to a point that until 20% in you don’t know who one of the characters being discussed in the present is in relation to the characters we know from the past. (That makes sense, I think?)
I’m also reading The Tree of Heaven as I’m awful at commitment and normally have multiple books going. More importantly, as soon as that book arrived I needed to get going with it. My next few months are quite busy with reviews and blog tours, so I’m making the most of the time to enjoy (and then review) this beautiful book that has already captivated me.
What are you going to read next?
Well this is an interesting question actually because the simple answer is – I don’t know. I have six blog tours to post for the first week of June, and I keep switching between thinking that I have to get started, and thinking I CAN READ ANYTHING I WANT I HAVE SO MUCH TIME. I apparently am not good at middle ground thinking right now. My review reading is a brilliant selection of literature, and I might need to start somewhere. Depression and decision making don’t always work well together.
Well, having written that out, I’ve realised what a lot of nonsense I have to say right now! But for the same reason I wrote about my mental health I’ve decided I’m going to post anyway. Keep strong bookworms.