Books and Reading

May Wrap-up And June Goals (Which May or May Not Be Reading Related)

May Wrap-up

Heeey…It’s June 1st. Let’s just say that May 31st snuck right past me and I forgot to do a wrap-up post.

The May Reads Bujo page for the lazy and cynical

Total: 11 (pitiful)

Books Read (Traditional Dead Tree Format):

New Books: 3

From my own shelves (ROOTs*): 0

Audiobooks: 6

Comic Book: 1

Kindle: 1

DNF (Not counted in total): 1 (Alphabet Juice by Roy Blount Jr.)

Favorites: Meh. I didn’t really have one.

Number of Days I Stuck To My Book Diet: Don’t ask

Because blogs need pictures-May covers (Thanks for making this easy, Library Thing!)

June Goals

Blog Check

First of all, I really need to make blogging more of a routine so I can maybe have some content. Mostly I’ve been firing off blog posts and hitting publish (like I’m doing with this post.) I don’t really keep a bunch of posts in draft status and actually go through the process of writing. I guess the It’s Monday posts have been the closest to being written, edited and *snort* polished. Really it’s more like I add a line or two daily and forget about it. Soooo. I’d like to maybe set some time aside daily to build up some content so I can pay more attention to the writing and editing then have posts in my arsenal and can publish more regularly.

But I know I’m going to get lazy, so please don’t expect any sort of improvement in quality. In a few weeks time I’ll be right back to keyboard vomiting and publishing.


I am a little bummed by how little I accomplished reading-wise. May was incredibly slow. I’m on summer vacation and I really should be reading more. Instead I find myself parked in front of the TV. My husband tells me I should just relax and go with what entertains me right now. He’s known me long enough to know that I cycle through the same 3-4 distractions. He knows I’ll get back to books eventually. Still, I’d like to maybe sit down and read for more than 10 minutes at a time.

Book Diet

Ironically, a shopping spree can often set off a reading slump for me. I admit it, I’ve bought quite a few books in the last few months. So now I’m overwhelmed by all the books that I need to read. Y’all know how it is, right? That paralysis that comes from being so overwhelmed you don’t know where to start? So I need to put the kibosh on buying at least for a month or two (all book box subscriptions and BOTM selections being exempt.)

*ROOT: Stands for Read Out Own Tomes which is a group on LibraryThing. Members can define what a ROOT is. I’ve defined mine as any book I purchased in 2016 or before.

7 thoughts on “May Wrap-up And June Goals (Which May or May Not Be Reading Related)”

  1. Your husband sounds wise. I do get how buying a few books can put the pressure on though. I find the urge to read comes and goes. At the moment its good but I went through a slump a month or so back.

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  2. I love your BUJO spread! I’ve been trying to find one that works for me and I haven’t found it yet! I’m like you in cycling my hobbies. One month reading is all I want to do and the next it can’t hold my attention at all. #getsocial17

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