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12 March 2009

A Reading Slump

I am in. I've tried reading several different books now and just get that 'blah' feeling. Not from the books, just from me. It's like I feel burnt out or something. I haven't been feeling 100%, so maybe that has something to do with it. I am reading Heather Duffy Stone's book (and I owe her an e-mail!), but it's taking longer than it really should considering it's not that long of a book. I feel as if I have to force myself to read. It has nothing to do with her writing, it's wonderful. Or the storyline, it's interesting. It's all me. Do you guys ever feel this way? You get a book or books that you're dying to read and once you get it you're just 'blah', due to no fault of the author? Maybe it's the weather here in MA and I'm waiting for warm, sunny days where I can open windows, or sit outside with a large hat and listen to the birds while I read? I just don't know. BLAH. The random contest is going very well, still not sure when I'm going to end it, so you better act fast! The unnamed contest is equally going swimmingly and author has added extra goodies to the swag bag. Still trying to figure out how to exactly HOLD this one... But I'll come up with something.


  1. I've felt like that before... just go do something fun other than read. If you don't think about how you "need" to read for a while (maybe a week or so), pretty soon you'll find yourself wanting to read again :) hopefully. haha.

  2. Yes, that's a familiar feeling, it happens every now and then when I read too much. I just need a pause, do something else, forget about books for a few days ... :)

  3. I've felt like that many times before. It'll pass and then you won't be able to stop reading.

  4. I feel like this often. Especially when I have books that I HAVE to review, but am not really interested in the book at the time. Makes me not want to read at all lol.

  5. I felt that just today (for a little while) after finishing off probably a third of The Singing: The Fourth Book of Pellinor. Distract yourself with something else; maybe you just need time to digest the wonderful books you've read recently.

  6. I think everyone feels like this at some point. Sometimes you just have to give yourself a break.

  7. I get this when I'm reading books too fast or when I've read too many of one genre for a while. Usually the remedy is a great book that's a bit different and savouring it slowly.

  8. I get this all the time, thanks to school, and I hate it! I have SO many books to read, yet nothing looks appealing and I can't start anything. I agree with H, I get it when I read too much of the same genre. Annoying....Good luck! If you need a recommendation, I just finished Regina Scott's La Petite Four and loved it!

  9. Ooh. I am totally IN LOVE with this new layout. Where'd ya get it?

    I hit the slumps too sometimes. Actually, since I started reading YA again about 3 years ago I haven't been able to get into many Adult Fic books at all. I've grown used to all of the immediate gratification. It's like crack!

    When I am switching gears (especially after a particularly intense read), I like to enjoy what I call a "cleanse my palate read." Something totally guilty pleasure-ish and freeing.

    Good Luck!

  10. Yeah. I'm going through that now. But it could be because I have the winter doldrums.

  11. Aw, i'm sorry Laura.

    That's never fun. I have gotten that way. Sometimes you just need to relax and not focus on reading for a bit...then when you go back, it might be easier to jump in and enjoy reading again!


  12. I think I'm having the same problem with Change Of Heart. Hopefully it'll pass really soon.

  13. Hope you get out of your slump soon! :)

  14. Sometimes I feel that way but not often... I am sorry you feel that way right now, it is a very terrible feeling.



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