It’s a new dawn, it is a new Day!

I promise I’m not writing about my life again.

I feel like I’ve been wallowing too much on Birdie Bookworm. Instead, this post is more about this insane idea I had that I was too old for long books. Low and behold, it had nothing to do with my age. I’m starting to think Birdie Bookworm was the problem. I was pushing so hard, for so long, that there wasn’t much time left for deeper more engrossing reads.

As you can tell, things have kept me away from Birdie Bookworm. It sucks, but it also meant that I found myself without a blogging schedule. I’ve had no reading time constraints. I’m reading whatever I want, as slow as I want, guilt free. I’m loving it. For the first time in years, I’m excited to read a tome again. For the first time in years I want to read a book that takes me 2 weeks! I’ve tried. Clearly I needed a change, and now I’m enjoying embracing it.

I just finished The Shadow of What Was Lost. *review coming soon– It is 700 pages. It’s High Fantasy. It’s a dive! I’m thrilled by how much fun I had reading it. Now, I’m already imagining what I can tackle next! Possibly these big boys I own but was too intimidated by?

Name of the Wind


The Outsider

Poppy War

Of Blood and Bone


I’ve got this list planned, with five books I’ve been wanting to read for so long, but there was always something else first. It also includes my most favorite author’s new release, The Place on Dahousie. And my gosh, how badly do I need a reread of Outlander! I’ve missed that book so hard, and I’m ready to devour it. The whole thing. The entire series. I’m ready to prepare for Miss Gabaldon’s next installment.

(Though I’ll never entirely give up on my quick fun and light contemporary romances.)

I feel good. I think I’m in a good spot right now. I’m around less, but I’m never really gone. I’m focusing more on each book, and less on each review. And I’m finding it the best kind of medicine. I finally agree in the importance of stepping away.

About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

4 Responses

  1. Wooo so glad you’re in a good spot! I’m trying to do a similar thing this summer–pick up some of those longer books that I’ve been meaning to read for ages. Currently reading Stephen King’s “The Stand” and I just finished Tolkien’s “The Silmarillion.” Feels so great to dive into a huge book! 🙂


  2. I’m glad you’re getting so much enjoyment out of reading right now! I would love to do an Outlander reread, but I just started a Game of Thrones reread and it’s a lot!


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