Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Top Ten Books to Read If You Like Harry Potter (Also, I'm taking a Break)

As you probably noticed, the school year started about a month ago. As you may or may not have also noticed, I've been sporadically skipping Top Ten Tuesday and Teaser Tuesday posts since then - this isn't because I make a conscious choice to do so, but because I honestly forget to write the posts until it's too late. I am a senior in high school taking four AP classes, and I'm discovering with the workload that I basically have to spend all of my free time blogging if I want to maintain my usual posting rate. I don't want to do this - I'd prefer to have time to actually, you know, read! So I've made the painful decision to stop posting Top Ten Tuesday posts. That way I can spend my time focusing on reading and reviewing. If, sometime in the future, my classes get easier then I will resume TTT. I don't really see that happening, though - AP Calculus and Computer Science aren't exactly known for getting easier as they go along, you know?

I am typing this on Monday, the day before it's due to be posted, and I simply don't have the energy to write even a last TTT post. Fortunately, I already wrote a Top Ten post that meets this prompt: 
My Top Eight Recommendations For People Who Like Harry Potter. This list has some of the best readalikes I know (including The City of Ember, Septimus Heap, and the Prydain Chronicles), and I honestly don't think I could top it if I tried. Click the link above to go check it out!

2 comments:

  1. I totally understand what you mean. Last year I had a similar situation. I hope everything goes well!

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    1. Thanks, Sam! Everything's going pretty smoothly so far, and quitting TTT is going to help a lot with bringing my stress levels down.

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