As some of you might know, I am open for book review requests. I receive several of them during the week. I accept few of them. This is because I read slow, and I read books that appeal to me. Not all the review requests appeal to me. Simple as that.
This morning, I had 312 emails. I was immediately overwhelmed. I’ve spent the last thirty minutes going through them, and I’ve read several of there review requests.
And I’m stressed.
I have a pile of books I’ve accepted for review, sitting in a file on my computer. Some of them have been there…a while. Some of them have been there close to a year.
I want to apologize to every author who has sent a book to be reviewed. I have every intention of reading them, I just… I don’t like ebooks. For me to read an ebook, it has to be a book or author I just can’t put down.
I prefer physical books. The weight in my hands, the smell of paper and glue, the sound of a page turning… hmm.
I know not every author has the budget to mail physical books. I’m going to stop accept ebook requests.
On the plus side, I donate physical books to a local library for other people to enjoy.
Sigh… I aim to read more books in 2020. Will I make it? We’ll find out.