The Sunday Salon #64: The Help
Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 2:01PM
[beastmomma]

The  Sunday Salon.com

Even though I am very slow with completing books,  I thought it would be fun to track my reading progress each week. The Sunday Salon is  an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience. To learn more or to join, click on the picture above.

I have developed a "bad" habit over the last few months where I finish a book and then wait a long time before I finally write a review.  I have also been stretching out the reading of many books.  For the past six months, I start a book for a book club meeting or a challenge.  When the meeting or challenge deadline passes, I put the book aside. I intend to finish the book, but I feel pressure to start the next book club selection or challenge book.  This leads to me taking a long time to finish a number of books and an even longer time to write and post a review.

How do other people manage to get reviews written in a timely manner?

My review of The Help by Kathryn Stockett is an example of my bad habit. I started the book in May for a book club meeting, then put it aside to work on finishing up the next book club selection.  I also got caught up in packing, moving, and settling into my new job. I did not get to return to the book until September when I finally finished the book during my first week in the DC area.  I enjoyed the book very much, but could not motivate to post my review.  I need to figure out a  better system because while I do not like the delay in posting book reviews, I HATE the guilt of having pending blog post hanging over my head.

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