Mini Hiatus

Hey everyone. I think I need a break.

Life has been pretty stressful for me and unfortunately, my blog and my desire to blog has taken a hit. I love writing reviews for the books I read, but I’ve found that I can’t find the motivation or the creativity for anything else. I know that some of you like my reviews while others are here more for the creative posts, which is fine, but I find myself solely reading books to write reviews about them instead of reading them because I want to.

If you haven’t noticed, my TBRs tend to be full of ARCs I’ve agreed to read or blog tours I’m participating in. While I love doing these, I think I flew too close to the sun, and I’m finding myself feeling drained. Reading is becoming more like a chore than a hobby and blogging is starting to follow suit.

I don’t want to myself burnt out and lose joy in these things, so I think a break would be best for me.

I will still post in October for the things I’ve agreed to post for, but I’m not going to be sticking with the five days a week schedule I’ve been doing. If I decide to write a review for a book I read or think of a fun post I want to do, then I will do them, but I’m not going to hold myself accountable if nothing inspires me.

I’m going to call this a mini hiatus – I’m not sure how long I’m going to take a break for, but the plan right now is just for the month of October. My friend Alexa did one in August and I could tell it really helped her fall back in love with reading and blogging. Not needing to focus on content oddly helps you focus on content if that makes any sense.

I think this will be good for me. While I’m obviously nervous all my hardwork will just fall down the drain, I know that taking a step back and giving myself time again will ultimately be a good thing. I’ve been consistently blogging five days a week for over a year and a half now, with maybe a vacation week here and there, so this is going to feel very weird for me. I hope you choose to stick around for when I come back and enjoy the few posts that go up while on hiatus!

Before I depart, I want to say thank you to everyone for all your support. It means the world that so many people read my words and my thoughts and stick around to read more. I could never imagine the growth of this blog or the opportunities that have opened up from blogging or even the friends I’ve made in the community. I appreciate everyone who’s left a nice comment, or consistently liked every post I put out, and I couldn’t be more thankful!

Thank you all for all your support and I look forward to seeing you all again in November!

Welcome Post: The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Tour

Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

Welcome everyone! Book Terminal Tours is very excited to be kicking off our tour of The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim! We are featuring some amazing bloggers and bookstagrammers on this tour, so be sure to follow along with the schedule this week!

I’ve attached the list of bloggers and Instagrammers, but please be sure to check back at the official tour schedule for links every day!


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Title
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

ISBN
1338656112 (ISBN13: 9781338656114)

Edition Language
English

Setting
Sydney, New South Wales (Australia)

Synopsis

An authentic novel about growing up in a migrant Asian family with a mother who is suffering from a debilitating mental illness.

Anna Chiu has her hands full. When she’s not looking after her brother and sister or helping out at her father’s restaurant, she’s taking care of her mother, whose debilitating mental illness keeps her in bed most days. Her father’s new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren’t right at home, she’s starting to feel like she could be a normal teen.

But when her mother finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as her mother’s condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other.

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling is a heart-wrenching, true-to-life exploration through the often neglected crevices of culture, mental illness, and family. Its strong themes are balanced by a beautiful romance making it a feel-good, yet important read.


Tour Schedule

Bloggers 

11/10 –

We Write at Dawn – Welcome Post

11/11-

Polly’s Books and Tales – Review

Marshmallow Pudding – Review/Favorite Quotes

11/12 –

The Skipped Prolouge – Favorite Quotes

Evidently Bookish – Review

11/13 –

Utopia State of Mind – Review/ Favorite Quotes

Alpheaus Remarks – Review

11/14 –

Between the Lines Book Reviews – Review

Bookshelf Life – Review / Favorite Quotes

11/15 –

Endless Chapters – Review

Her Book Thoughts – Review/ Playlist

11/16 –

Empty Kingdom – Favorite Quotes


Bookstagrammers

11/10 –

@tours_terminal – Welcome Post

11/11 – 

@sparksinwords – Bookstagram

@mixed_matched_socks – Bookstagram

11/12 – 

@mindofabookdragon – Bookstagram /Interview

@elena.luo – Bookstagram

11/13 – 

@lauren.bodiford – Review/Bookstagram

11/14 – 

@lyrical.reads – Review/Bookstagram

11/15 – 

@sirenareader – Review/Bookstagram

11/16 – 

@reading_with_nicole – Review/Bookstagram

@thatbookishteacher – Review/Bookstagram


If you want to share the excitement, be sure to tag us on Twitter (@ToursTerminal) or on Instagram (@tours.terminal) and use #GoodDumplingTour so we can see your posts!