Thursday, April 06, 2006

My dreary reading world

I've been having a hard time since the beginning of the year reading. I've read a few books that I really enjoyed but for the most part my reading has dropped well over 75%. I used to be able to read a book in 2 days or less. Now unless the book really grabs my attention, it's taking me 5 or 6 days. And since my interest in a book tapers off by day 4, I've getting very itchy at the whole situation. I signed up for the first few of Angie's book challenges thinking it would be a piece of cake. No such luck. I get stuck on book after book. And she's picking themes I like! I think I've read and enjoyed maybe 5 or 6 books all year. This is so not like me. I've had slumps before - but it's April now and there's still no real sign of coming out of it. I'm still buying books like a mad hatter. I'm just not reading books like I used to. Maybe it's the current level of stress I'm under - although in the past reading has always helped my stress level. Maybe I'm spending more time on-line. I know it's not because I'm watching more TV - if anything, I'm watching less. But I just can't get into books like I used to. And it's almost like a part of me is missing.
I've tried all kinds of things. Changing genres, reading comfort books and old favourites. The thrill of the favourite lasts as long as the reading of the book, then book malaise hits again. And I must say - I really, really don't like this. I think I'm suffering from the dreaded book ennui.
So - not many postings on books I've enjoyed - cause I have'nt

'til later


Giselle said...

We're on the same boat. For some time now I have had a real hard time getting into anything that doesn't have the name Lisa Kleypas on the cover. As great as DOY and DIW are there's only so many times I can read them.

sybil said...

I am just happy to see you post ;).

CindyS said...

What the hell is the name of this boat we are on? I managed to finish one whole book in the last few weeks. I'm starting to think I am lazy to the nth degree whatever that means.

I've decided to only report on a book once I have read it unless I am hating every page and then you better believe I will bitch and moan.

I have a blog for reading and I'm not reading....*shrug*


Tara Marie said...

I go through periods of this, sometimes it's hard to pull yourself out. That's when I stop reading all together. And pick up one of my other hobbies to fill time until the right book comes along.

Marg said...

You have a lot going on in your life Kristie..maybe that's having an impact!