Friday, 20 January 2012

I'm claiming reading back!


I've thought long and hard over this and have decided to stop updating this blog. Recently, my enjoyment of reading has decreased to an alarmingly low level and this is mainly due to the pressure of having to read at least two books a week and reading books I don't necessarily want to read. I am an average pace reader but in order to get at least two reviews up a week, reading is consuming all my time and when I either have to do something else or don't feel like reading, I feel under immense pressure to pick up a book. Basically, this blog has made reading the ruler of me and it's no longer a pleasurable passtime.

So, I'm claiming reading back for myself, I'm taking it back to one of my favourite hobbies and if it takes me two months to read one book then so be it. I'm giving up the deadlines!

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has followed and supported me over the last six months. Blogging has been a real experience and I will certainly still be following everyone else - but as a reader and a fan from now on rather than a fellow blogger.

I'm leaving this blog up for posterity but may eventually get brave enough to delete it. However, as of today, 20th January 2012, I am no longer posting any more content.

I wish everyone the best and thank you once again for your support.

Lyrical Brown


  1. That's a shame :( I'll miss doing Best of the Bunch every month. I know how you can feel pressure to keep up with reviews.

    Enjoy your reading again! Hope you'll still be around visiting :)

  2. Oh no! I can completely understand, blogging is really time consuming and I need a break every so often too! Good luck with everything! :)

    ComaCalm's Corner

  3. Sorry, Lyrical. I do hope that you will be able to enjoy reading again. We'll miss you.

  4. Oh :[ This makes me sad, I really enjoyed your blog! However, I know what its like to feel like reading is a chore. I felt like that towards the end of the year and as a result of that, I decided that I was going to stop taking review requests. Being able to read what I want to read and not be on a schedule has been really nice! I still update my blog, but its really whenever I get around to it. Maybe once you get to where you can enjoy reading you can actually come back and update us on what you've read or what you're reading and what your thoughts on it are rather than actual reviews.
    Good luck with everything though!

  5. So sorry to hear you won't be blogging anymore! I completely understand where you are coming from and I hope it will feel nice to have the pressure off! Just think- now you can just read and enjoy a book. :) Reading is so wonderful- and if the pressures of blogging made it not so fun- then I am so happy you are stopping. Everyone should love reading. Wishing you the best of luck! Who knows- maybe you will chime in at some point and let us know how it s going! :)

  6. Can't belive I have just seen this post now! I'll miss your posts. :( I completely understand though, and I wish you good luck for the future :) xox

  7. Gonna miss this blog! You were one of the first people to give my first novel a review, let alone a best of the bunch/great review. You were awesome, good luck with the future!