Notice for Review Requests

I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Q4U: Do you have time to read nowadays?

Q4U (Question 4 U) is a feature on Stop, Drop, and Read! that appears on random days. A question is asked for you to answer, where it could range from getting feedbacks for the blog to a start of a fun topic!

Oh my, I haven't done this feature in awhile. Guess it is a good time to get back into it! :) So my question of the day is:

Do you have time to read nowadays?

It may sounds like a silly question to some people, but university/college kids who love to read will give a little sigh if asked this.

If you are a long time follower, you may have remembered back in the day that I would constantly update. Out of seven days a week, there were at least five to six posts. Now, I would be lucky if I get two up a week!

Since the beginning of university, I didn't get a chance to read as much as I did before. Now, I'm slowly getting back into it. I still don't read that much but I try (you can see what I am trying to get through on the side). I generally have a book with me when I go to school and back because I like to read on my commute. I am impressed with anyone who can do their homework on the subway or the bus because I can absolutely not. So instead, I read. It does give me some peace and it is nice to just forget about all the exams and assignments due by getting sucked into another world temporarily. (However, if the book is not that impressive, it's no fun).

So I am wondering if there is anyone else in the same predicament? If so, when do you read and how often?

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Kulsuma said...

I was just thinking about this last night. I'm a uni student and I have basically no time to read. Because of my coursework, I feel guilty if I do pick up a book to read which is never a good thing. Anyway, I do try to squeeze in a bit of reading on the train but not a lot of reading happens-probably 20/30 pages when I'm going and even less on the way back so it really slows the book down for me. I could be reading one book for two weeks this way. Ahh!

Kirthi said...

I'm not in high school, I'm in 8th grade, and I still find it hard to read a book. I have a lot of homework and exams to study for, extracurricular activities and so much more. I barely get 2 posts up a week! It's kind of sad, isn't it?

Donna said...

I find I do most of my reading while on my lunch break at work. Sometimes when I just want to relax on the weekend I'll do it then too. I try to make time for it, though. I don't like going a day without reading.

Sharli said...

I have the exact same problem. I have trouble keeping up with exams, papers, the blog, book reviews and reading. There's a stack of books waiting for me to review right now so I try to slow down my reading (which is not a problem because I don't have that much time anyway) and instead, write reviews of the books I've already read.
I used to read a lot in a month but now I barely have time for 3 or 4 books. The only spare time I have to read is before going to bed, which is around 2am and by then I'm way too tired to read much.
Still, I try to post as often as I can and I think I'm getting better with time :P

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I know exactly what you mean. It used to take me only a day or two to finish a "fun" book, but now it takes me a week or two! I'm an English major, so I have TONS of reading to do and papers to write during the school year, and I really don't have a lot of time to do a lot of "fun" reading. However, I try to make time, even if it's only 20 minutes before bed.

Kristen said...

I'm fairly good about reading during the week - even if it is only for 30 minutes before bed. Some weeks I do better than others and I end up doing a lot of crunch reading on the weekend.

Michelle said...

School definitely hinders my reading. I'm an English major so I spend most of my time reading novels for my classes. I'm still reading but not always what I want haha. It literally took me like two months to read Return To Paradise. :O My semester is drawing to an end so soon I'll be able to read for leisure again (does happy dance)I plan on celebrating with purchasing myself some new books that I don't really need lol. Can't wait! :D

Liviania said...

My blog has been written entirely during my university years. If you can't tell, my final semester has been hitting me hard.