But you may have noticed a lack of "romancy" posts lately. I just don't seem to be doing a lot of reading these days. It's not that the book I'm reading isn't good. It is and I'm enjoying it. (Vanquished - so for a while anyway my sidebar is matching what I'm reading.) I wouldn't call this drought a slump exactly, but I'm just not in a reading mood. So far this year I've read seven books and that's kind of scary since it seems I've bought about seventy. Well - that's an exageration, but it the imput has been a lot heavier than the output. I think the reason is two-fold. I had planned on getting as many 2006 books read as I could before I sent in my ballot for the Annual Readers Poll at AAR. But as soon as I tell myself I'm going to do something, all interest disappears. At this point I think I should just give up and vote on what I have read so far. And another reason I think I'm way down is because I used to sit in the living room and do all my reading while Ron watched TV. And since he watched a lot of sports, I was just as happy listening to whatever game and just glancing up now and again if something exciting was going on. But since it's just me now, I'm either on the computer or watching something that I actually watch! Add to the fact that their seem to be more and more reader blogs to read and that cuts down on my book reading time. Not that I'm complaining. I love reading reader blogs and it's such a neat way of connecting with people from all over. And just when I'm ready to shut down the computer for the night, I notice that time has slipped away from me and it's almost bed time. Another odd factor that's cut down on my reading it the cat. When she sees me pick up a book, she figures it's time for some personal attention and she crawls practically right up into my face and demands to be petted. Since I'm not home all day, I feel kind of guilty not giving her the attention she so desperatly wants. She doesn't want it if I'm watching TV and have my hands free though. No - the princess waits until I'm using my hands to hold a book.
So - tomorrow night I'm going to get down to business. I'm going to forget trying to cram in those last few 2006 books I planned to read and pick up a 2007 book I'm itching to read. Yea - that sounds like a plan!