I actually really love blog tours. I know there are lots of people who don’t like them, but I do. I LOVE finding great self-published or Indie books and showing them some love – spreading the word. Since I’m a freelance editor as well as a blogger, I know how much work these authors put into getting their books out there, and I love being a part of that. I have found some AMAZING books via blog tours.
Problem is, lately I’ve gotten to that point where reading is feeling a bit more like a chore. I look at my calendar and think, “Oh, I need to read such and such next because that tour is coming up,” and I”m not all that excited about reading it. Then I look at the pile of books that I got from BEA that I still haven’t gotten to, and I think “Ugh! I’m so far behind!” Then I look at my To-Review list on Goodreads and remember that that author gave me her book to review three months ago and I still haven’t gotten to it …
You get the idea. And I’m usually pretty prompt about reviewing. I hate being that blogger that accepts books and then doesn’t get to them. Anyway, in the past two months or so, I’ve slowed WAY down on blog tours and I think it’s going to stay that way for a little while. I plan to try to get through as many BEA and review books as possible and pepper in some random books that I really want to read just for the heck of it (yes, I should be able to do that). I plan to read the books that catch my fancy, instead of trying too hard to schedule (because if you read my post about how disorganized I am about blogging, you know I can’t stick to scheduling random books anyway).
So, I’m taking a break from tours for a little while (well, mostly – I’m sure there will be a few that catch my eye that I won’t be able to resist). Hopefully I’ll snap out of this reading lull and feel bright and chipper again and be able to go back to scheduling some reading – we shall see!!