I Lay Reading is creating Book Reviews, Thoughts on Mental Health
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When I started I Lay Reading, the mission was simple: Read books, Review Books, LOVE BOOKS. It’s no secret around here that I am pretty obsessed, and I read fast, right? I just wanted to share that passion with everyone else. And at its core, that will always be what ILR is–a book blog.

But so many things have changed since we first got together. Not only has my life changed dramatically, but so has the world. In the past 3 years, I have gone through the ups and downs of severe mental illness. I had a major depressive episode, and since then have been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder and OCD. Through this I’ve gotten to know myself pretty intimately (it isn’t always pretty), and I’ve found a super supportive online community. We are surviving.

Regarding my reviews: I am a very honest blogger. I take heavy notes when reading, and what I think about a book is what you get. All books are weighted equally, but diversity is going to be a BIG factor moving forward. Also, just because I am given a book to review, that does not mean my review is biased. If I like a book, I like it; if I don’t, I’m not afraid to tell a publisher I don’t like an ARC. I feel that consistent honesty means credibility. Those two things are very important to me, both in blogging and life.


Blogging is expensive. Domains and hosting aren't cheap, and while I started by reading mostly more old books than new--I'm finding that in order to stay "in the know," I have to read as many fresh releases as possible. I can't afford that on my own, so I need some help. 

Your support will help me keep this page going. I love blogging, but sometimes it is hard to stay motivated with this world beating down on us. Thanks so much to everyone who has stuck with me, I love you for reading me every day!
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When I started I Lay Reading, the mission was simple: Read books, Review Books, LOVE BOOKS. It’s no secret around here that I am pretty obsessed, and I read fast, right? I just wanted to share that passion with everyone else. And at its core, that will always be what ILR is–a book blog.

But so many things have changed since we first got together. Not only has my life changed dramatically, but so has the world. In the past 3 years, I have gone through the ups and downs of severe mental illness. I had a major depressive episode, and since then have been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder and OCD. Through this I’ve gotten to know myself pretty intimately (it isn’t always pretty), and I’ve found a super supportive online community. We are surviving.

Regarding my reviews: I am a very honest blogger. I take heavy notes when reading, and what I think about a book is what you get. All books are weighted equally, but diversity is going to be a BIG factor moving forward. Also, just because I am given a book to review, that does not mean my review is biased. If I like a book, I like it; if I don’t, I’m not afraid to tell a publisher I don’t like an ARC. I feel that consistent honesty means credibility. Those two things are very important to me, both in blogging and life.


Blogging is expensive. Domains and hosting aren't cheap, and while I started by reading mostly more old books than new--I'm finding that in order to stay "in the know," I have to read as many fresh releases as possible. I can't afford that on my own, so I need some help. 

Your support will help me keep this page going. I love blogging, but sometimes it is hard to stay motivated with this world beating down on us. Thanks so much to everyone who has stuck with me, I love you for reading me every day!

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