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How I spent my money over a 7 day period.

an in-depth look at how i spend my money over a seven day period

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On reading less.

Not just reading less, but reading slower and more consciously. I have posted a lot about this and topics similar over the past couple of months, and I apologise for the repetitiveness but it is something that is very close to my heart at the moment. I want to re-read more, I spoke about that here. And I want to lower my TBR, I spoke about that here. But today I would like to discuss how I would like to read more consciously, and therefore less. Over the past year I have really tried to be selective with my reading. I (usually) research books I buy; I tend not to buy books compulsively and without consideration; I always, always make sure the subject matter is something that I am personally interested in, and not just something that the internet has told me I will like. No more aimless shopping and no more giving in to the hype. The fear of missing out (FOMO) is something that has always been something that’s affected me. I definitely want to write about …

How I’ve Changed as a Reader (my reading history)

I’ve been reading since I can remember. I was that child who always had maxed out her library card and always received an abundance of books for gifts on my birthdays. The period of time after lunch in primary school was always my favourite because I got to sit in complete silence for half an hour a day reading and it was considered school. I loved it and while I still love it how I read and what I read has definitely changed. Thinking back to my childhood I would definitely say I was a mood reader and I wasn’t afraid to dip my toe in multiple genres. I flew through series like A Series of Unfortunate Events and Harry Potter like they were nothing, but I also read fell deeply in-love with Jacqueline Wilson’s ‘girly’ books that also tackled darker topics than I was used to as an eight year old. I devoured everything I was given and re-read books over and over until pages were falling out. Then of course there was the era I would like to call the ‘Roald …

Am I Sick of Reading?

Last Saturday I talked about how I felt a reading slump coming on. Let’s continue on that. I’ve been sitting around the past week waiting to find the inspiration to at least try and tackle this reading slump… but the thing is, I don’t want to. Now I know, I know, who in their right mind doesn’t want to try and overcome a reading slump and start reading again? But the thing is, I genuinely don’t think I feel like reading. This feeling is not a reading slump. Reading slumps are those times when you try time and time again to pick up a book but nothing will grab your attention. This is different. I’m not even trying to find a book that interests me anymore. I’m just… not in the mood to read. Don’t get me wrong: there are still plenty of books I feel like reading. I even loaded my kindle up with almost 10 books to chose between for when the moment hits me. I just haven’t found myself wanting to read. So what can I do …