Getting our read on

Spike-Tonight-the-Streets-are-OursAs you may have noticed I’m a little slow at blogging lately. I’ve found since having Spike that I’m struggling not only to find the time to read but to find the motivation. I actually have plenty of time to read once she’s asleep and when she’s napping etc but theres so much to do and I’ve been so tired that its been hard to actually want to read, which sucks.

Reading is such a big part of my life, or it was before Spike came along. I feel like reading and blogging is a massive part of me and my identity and to be honest I have been struggling to get that identity back a bit because for the past 9 months I’ve just been ‘mummy’. My non-working time is coming to a close and this week sees me go out to work and Spike go to nursery and its had me thinking about what makes me, me.

I love reading and I love blogging so its made me sad that I haven’t had much motivation for it. I needed something to get me back into it and thankfully that came in the form of a book event last week (which was amazing and will be written up at some point!). I had the best time and spending a whole day by myself with other book lovers and awesome authors.

This got me in the mood to finish the book I’d been reading for a month, Pugs of the Frozen North, and then to make a start on Tonight the Streets are Ours straight away which I am loving. It feels so good to get back into my YA books after months of only really reading picture books and I have a pile that I have to read next too!

I’m hoping this motivation continues and I actually have a list of non-review posts that I want to get up on here so hopefully you’ll be seeing a lot more of me soon! Also if anyone has any suggestions for books I have to get read this year throw them at me now!