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This is Not Goodbye

If you  read the title and are now disappointed, I’m sorry (I think). This blog has all along been a year-long project for my AP Language and Composition class where we had to blog three times a week, just about every week, 300 words minimum. If you think I posted that frequently just because I felt like it, you’re a crazy person. When we started blogging it seemed like it was going to be really hard to come up with something to say about books every week. However, I managed my time accordingly and got it done. I really actually have enjoyed blogging a lot more than I thought I would, and that’s why I say this isn’t goodbye. There are two ways that this blog could go, and over time I will probably determine (along with your opinion, dear reader) which way I would like it to go.

Option 1: I think I have written about this before but I would like to change the title of my blog from ‘Always Reading’ to ‘Always’ and then have different categories like ‘Always Reading’ to write about books, ‘Always Watching’ to write about movies, or ‘Always Living’ to write about life. This would make the topics on my blog broader and more open to a wider audience of readers, which sounds pretty exciting. It would give me the chance to blog more frequently and be a little more active in the blogging world. Who knows where that might take me? I just wouldn’t want to commit to this and then find that I have nothing to say.

Option 2: I would keep the blog just as it is and just write about books whenever I finish them. I don’t have a lot going on this summer so I would really like to do as much reading as possible. There are a large number of book blogs out there but what makes them great is that they are all so different.  This, however, would make my posting schedule really infrequent as certain books take a longer time than others (and watching Hulu can become pretty addicting).

These are the options that I am torn between. I will be posting soon about a book I just read called Inventing English by Seth Lerer. After that we will see where blogging takes me. Feel free to comment below on what you think I should do. After all you are the people that read my blog, and you should probably have some say on what you read.

No Time

Lately, I have had no free time to do anything. Between school, homework, and my job, I rarely get a moment to just breathe (or when I do, I should probably be doing something else). For example, my reading material for the past few weeks has been this (and not by choice):

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Looks thrilling, right? Wrong. My blog posts, if you haven’t noticed, have downright sucked. I feel that they’re not that creative and the spark isn’t there. Hopefully things will calm down and I will have the time to make my blog posts better overall. I literally almost didn’t have time to make this post, so be happy! My four AP classes keep me busy with homework until around 10 o’clock each night. My job keeps me busy on the weekends, with a shift every night. This leaves little time for homework on the weekends. If I find time to do it, it leaves little time for friends and hanging out. I have actually had to make some tough decisions because of how busy I am and it has really effected my life. I just wish I had time to do the things I want to do. Like, I’m taking the ACT in 8 days. 8 days!! I have read half of that book pictured and I haven’t really glanced at the practice test that I have. However, it doesn’t look extremely difficult and I can always take it again which is a plus. So, I apologize if you were thinking of reading my blog tonight looking for an intellectual post about my latest read and you came across this whiny post but I felt like I just needed to get this out there. Hopefully, my posts will get better (for the sake of your sanity) and even more, I hope that my schedule slows down enough to take a breath.