Thursday, February 19, 2015

"When Work and School get in the way of the important stuff - BOOKS!" - A ReadItDaddy Editorial

Awesome image courtesy of Claire Barker (@ClaireBarker on Twitter)

It's a tough thing to admit it but this year has already been so hectic. I started a new job and as she moves through year 2, Charlotte is sent home with more homework, and is taking on new challenges like learning the piano.

I began to worry that the blog might start to slip away from us.  My new job means no social media in the daytime, no promoting of blog posts and no surreptitiously writing reviews during daylight hours.

We still love books though, and that header image sums up just how 'golden' our reading time together still is (and I know @TheStrollingMum feels exactly the same way too). I started to realise that it's actually no bad thing to sit down in the evenings and type up a couple of our reviews. We can rein ourselves in so if you spot that review numbers go from several a day to one, you can bet we are pouring our book-loving hearts and souls into each one.

Our reviews are still compiled in the same way. I take mental or written notes of what Charlotte thinks about a book, and the discussions that surround each new book we read are still as animated and passionate as ever they were. Thank goodness because I can't imagine what it would be like if we really had to give up being ReadItDaddy (and believe me, it will take a lot more than 'just being a bit busier' to make us want to throw in the towel, in fact I can't think of anything that would).

If only there were more hours in the day though, eh?

(Huge thanks to Claire Barker for her inspirational image, what a fantastic little picture!)


  1. We love your book reviews but know that they can take a lot of time to write, we can totally understand if you don't write as many. We love Fridays and finding out what your book of the week is - we hope that won't change :)

  2. Thanks so much! We'll definitely be keeping on, and will definitely retain our book of the week recommendations as they're always fun to discuss, debate and decide on.

  3. Oh wow, I sympathise. My main wish is for more hours in the day. But the beauty is that reading is seen by my family as so important, and it can be squeezed into any spare time - commuting, waiting for pickup, etc. We have been known to read while brushing teeth, stirring soup and walking down stairs. We love reading dangerously!!! Keep up the blog, we love it.

  4. Having recently needing to streamline how much I post on my review blog & new crochet blog I fully understand how hard it is having to just do 1 review. It sucks, to put it bluntly, but for whatever reason it has to be done. Quite a lot of life requires sacrifice, but it just means that when you do blog/do whatever, you'll give it all you've got & then some! You'll find a way to keep on blogging ^o^


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