Where have I been? Knee deep in my to-be-read pile.


I actually feel really down about my recent absence from blogging and I feel like I need to clear up a few things in a blog post rather than a small social media post which only a small amount of my followers will see. I’ve decided to write this post to tell you all what’s been happening in my Wonderland.

So as you know the Summer Holidays have started and I am a mum of a 4-year-old who is about to start her first year in school this September, so I’ve been making the most out of our time together. When Amelia does start school and we’ve gotten into a routine, I hope that my blogging will go back to a regular schedule like it was before.


I carry on telling you all about my coursework and my ‘massive to be read pile’ so I’d like to elaborate on what I mean by that. I enrolled in a Level 2 in Awareness of Mental Health Problems which I passed, and I have now enrolled in another course which is a Level 2 in Counselling Skills. My reason behind doing this is because I am interested to learn more from a medical point of view on Mental Health so I can write more posts and hopefully help others who are suffering from their Mental Health. I want to be able to help not just through sharing my experiences but to be knowledgeable enough to offer advice as well.

And now for the big reason, my massive to be read pile.

to be read

So at the beginning of this year, I aimed to ‘up’ the book category of my blog as it was incredibly bare so I really pushed myself to get books to read and reviewed as quick as I could and didn’t turn down any opportunity I was given. I’ve absolutely loved the amount of book mail and countless great stories I have read but I do feel like it’s beginning to drain me, physically and mentally. I feel like the pile has become never-ending and every time I tick a book off, five more take-up it’s place.

You may be saying, but Georgia that’s only 12 books, that isn’t that hard. This is just the physical copies that I am wanting to read. I have a massive back catalogue on my Kindle to finish to and some of them have deadlines set by the author of the novel. If you want to see what book reviews will be coming up, make sure you keep an eye on my GoodReads account as I always update my want to read and currently reading on there.

Alas, there is a silver lining here guys, I am trying to get as many of these books read, reviewed and published on here before the start of September. I feel like this is my wisest choice rather than procrastinating or worse, crying over spilt milk or should I say a large pile of books. All jokes aside, I’m trying my hardest to read, review and post them all so I can take a book break in September, and then possibly think about of limiting the number of books I accept per month but I’ll talk about that when that time comes.

This means that I’m going to be spending a lot of time reading and this blog may get a bit flooded with book reviews and author interviews. For that, I apologise as I don’t want to drive you all book mad like I am beginning to go. The plus point is though that whilst I am on a reading spree, I am able to continue studying and spend time with my little girl before school starts.

I hope this has helped clear up a few things that have been going on and I would like to wish you all a wonderful summer!

10 thoughts on “Where have I been? Knee deep in my to-be-read pile.

  1. Jessica Adams Aug 8, 2019 — 7:02 pm

    Good luck with your TBR pile and good luck to Amelia for her first day of school! I hope she’s excited and not nervous!

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  2. Natasha MacFarlane Aug 8, 2019 — 9:13 pm

    Happy Summer and enjoy your time with your little one!!

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  3. Good luck with school.
    I was looking at your to read list but was very distracted by that camera, the Zenit EM was my first SLR!

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    1. Thank you, oh really wow that’s awesome!


  4. Lovely blog you have here, I am bookmarking it for sure! It sounds like you’re being really positive and proactive in order to achieve your current goals. Definitely follow through with your book review plans as you don’t want to overwhelm yourself any further. I’ve seen a lot of reviewers take a break to keep the never-ending piles under control and rightly so, your emotional wellbeing takes priority over everything.

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    1. What a lovely comment! I will definitely come up with a plan after I have gotten on top of this pile as you said it’s not worth my emotional wellbeing! It can be super stressful when it’s piling up and I look forward to getting back on top!


  5. Good luck with the TBR list. Seems like you have a lot to get stuck into.

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