I don't have cable or a Netflix subscription. I did recently get a Roku. But overall I really like to read. It is what I like to do in my free time. So how do you take break from a past-time you really enjoy?
I tend to read books that I'm not expected to review. It doesn't mean I don't review them, but there isn't the same pressure. I can just read the story without thinking about what I'm going to say about it. I still post a short review on Goodreads.
I'll also re-read a favorite. I use to re-read books all the time. However, since I started blogging I rarely allow myself the time to do so. I can remember when a new Harry Potter would come out. I would go back and re-read all the previous ones in preparation. I'm reading a series now - The Gateway Chronicles - that I really need to re-read in preparation for the next installment. Yet, I haven't done it.
There are so many books that I want to read and, you know, so little time. I have trouble justifying a re-read. But when blogging and reviewing, and consequently reading becomes a chore, another job, I know I'm heading towards burnout. It is something all bloggers face at some point I do believe. It's important to take time for yourself. Remember why you started blogging. Remember why you love reading.
What well worn book have you always loved to lose yourself in, but haven't picked up in a while? What do you do when you are heading towards burnout?