It’s a sickness… #bookblogger #booklover #bookworm

Logged on to NetGalley to submit a review and I had 4 new approvals waiting for me and then I requested 2 new titles and I just….

So far this month I’ve already amassed eleven more review commitments. That troubles me as I usually only read 9-10 books per month. I’m treading water again…

In addition, I’ve been invited to join three blog tours… GULP!

I can feel that “It’s almost the end of the year” panic begin to build.  I have at least four reading challenges that I haven’t yet finished and there are some stellar sounding books that I want to get read in their publication year. Yikes!

Today is September 18th and I’ve only read seven books so far this month.

Have YOU ever found yourself getting more than you can read in any given month?

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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40 Responses to It’s a sickness… #bookblogger #booklover #bookworm

  1. J.S Harrison says:

    pretty much the opposite for me, atleast at the moment. I have had more time in the last 8 months then I have ever had in my life due to the Lockdown and losing my job, so I cant get enough books or suggestions at the moment!


  2. Carla says:

    As you can tell from my Stacking the Shelves posts that I will never in my lifetime, read all the books I have on my TBR, kindle, physical shelves at home. I will never run out of choices either. I am backing off from blog tours though, that is too much pressure for this retired grandma. I am going to limit it to 4 or 5 per month instead of of the 10 or more I was committing too. I need to learn to say no!!!

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  3. Um… this is, I believe, a chronic condition of being a book blogger! Unavoidable, I’m afraid.

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  4. Shelf control. good one, Lynne! yeah, I am currently overwhelmed and getting downright depressed about it. I can’t just read for fun right now and I’m missing that.

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  5. Mani says:

    Understand your feelings!! I was good for 3 months, but then I submitted 2 reviews and ended up requesting more 🤦🏽‍♀️. Also a couple of publishers gave me instant access to some books that I’m really looking forward to and couldn’t say no 🙈.

    Hopefully you will find some great new favourites 😉

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  6. All of the time!! I will say I am good at not requesting from NetGalley. I think I have 13 books on NetGalley that I need to read and review and the majority of them are from 2017 when I first signed up.


  7. Always.

    Luckily, I don’t do it as a professional commitment.

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  8. Unfortunately, I understand exactly what you’re feeling. I have about double the amount of books I usually have on my NetGalley shelf … and I don’t even want to think about what’s going over on Edelweiss. Oh well! We’ll get through this, and hopefully read a lot of great books along the way.

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  9. Shalini says:

    Enjoy your shelf control

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  10. Carol says:

    It seems to hit in waves! There’s either a dearth or an over abundance of reading opportunities it seems! Take a deep breath!

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  11. Every month! No control at all here.

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  12. I sometimes have to make a concerted effort to stay off Netgalley as I just get too tempted!

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  13. Christine Terrell says:

    Lynne, better to not read them all than to have nothing to read! Right?

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  14. EmmabBooks says:

    Yes, I do find it takes the pleasure out of reading when I’ve got deadlines, but how to say no to great sounding books 🤣

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  15. Miguel Diaz says:

    7 books so far this month?! Wow! Is it just reading or do you use audio books or things like Blinkist that gives you like main concepts? Honestly, if it’s just speed reading, then you should write a post about the practice because I’m sure some of us are interested.

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  16. Tessa says:

    All the time! I’ve stopped requesting so many books from NetGalley but then I’m just sent widgets – so many widgets. One day I will learn to say ”No” right?

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  17. Haha welcome to my world!!💜🤣

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