Honestly, I don’t know how to begin this post — so let’s kick things off with a quick non-verbatim anecdote, shall we? A few weeks ago, while Kate @ Your Tita Kate and I were hanging out, she mentioned that she started playing around with painting as a way to relax. “Wala, nakakapagod and nakaka-stress na rin kasi magbasa,” Kate added (Translation: “Reading has also become exhausting and stressful.). To which I laughed and joked, “Reading is relaxing. We just made it stressful when we decided to be bloggers.”
Looking back and thinking about it more, what I said feels less and less of a joke. The reality is: book blogging
is demands a lot of hard work — and this is a truth that is often willfully overlooked not just by individuals outside of the book blogging community, but sometimes even by book bloggers themselves ourselves.