15 May 2013


last weekend i asked some of my very vocal followers on twitter for some advice. i spend too much time online, and i've really missed some of my favourite real-life things; namely, books. i love reading, and i've missed out on tons of reading time for the sake of blogging recently - blogging for... who?

i love to write, yes. i spend far too much time writing about nonsense though, that's my reality. i strive to keep to a daily posting schedule, but it's hard work. i lose an entire day every weekend in scheduling posts, and at least another hour or two every night tweaking, replying and commenting on other blogs.

it almost feels like a full time job. except... there's no pay.

don't get me wrong - i adore my blog. it's been a wonderful outlet for me to discover me and be me, but i don't really have anything to say at the moment. at least, i feel like i don't. which brings me back to books.

reading is most absolute favourite thing to do, and before blogging, i used to devour books like no-one's business. not very good books, let me tell you that. i have a soft spot for chick lit and nonsense like that - probably because i can relate. in fact, part of the reason i moved to the uk was because of all the imagery and romance i found reading the words of marian keyes and sophia kinsella, and authors like them. i truly felt that their stories prepared for life in london, and after years of reading their books, i actually laughed out loud the first time i saw a barley mow pub.

so, i have some posts scheduled, but after that... i'll be reading. i've blogged every day this year bar two. i think i've earned a break. but, because i don't think i'll be that good at leaving the internet alone, you can still probably find me over on twitter @imbeingerica, still chatting the same old nonsense...

ahhhh yes.


  1. The Book Thief! One of my favourite books without a doubt. Enjoy some time off and enjoy reading! :) x

    1. everyone was raving about it, so i figured i'd better get it! x

  2. The Book Thief is such a fantastic book, I read it years ago but it still stays with me. It's one I'd like to read again. It's this your to-read pile? Xo

    1. it is! i started on 'a street cat named bob' today, and i definitely think 'book thief' is next! everyone says such good things about it x

  3. Thank you for the comment you left on my page <3
    I agree with blogging turning into a job and not just a hobby!
    I brought 'a street cat named bob' a little while back but haven't got round to reading it yet, but the other books sounds like they would be so good too ^_^ x


  4. I'm the exact same way :( I never have enough time for everything that I want to do! Bums me out that I can't comment on EVERYONE'S blog. Yay for making time to read it's always good and I need to do the same. You most definitely deserve the break. Hey! I just took an extended one. ha.

  5. Was it you who posted a photo of Oh Dear Silvia on your IG months and months ago? I couldn't remember who the heck it was...it's not out in the US yet but I ordered it from ebay the other day because whoever posted about it...made me want to read it!

    Now I must investigate these...

  6. The Book Thief is one of my favourite books ever! He has such an enviable style of writing :) just followed your blog, it's lovely. I've just set up my own style / beauty blog, it would mean loads if you could take a quick peek! x



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