Sunday, February 21, 2010

Book slump Sunday Salon

It's been a difficult week for me, with N being away, bad news from
home and it being half-term and having no time completely to myself.
I'll feel better next week when we can back to our regular routine.

It's been a pretty slow week in terms of my blogging with only two
reviews up, but I did manage to finish three books this week: Plain
Jayne by my friend Hillary Manton Lodge, Nobody's Girl by Sarra
Manning and Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen. I think I turn towards
YA for comfort!

Since then, of course, I've been sort of floundering. I've abandoned
Audacity of Hope as the politics were a bit too much for me. I picked
up several other books and didn't get anywhere with them.

I've started Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown but had to
stop for a break after the first two chapters as it's so intense. I
started Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon last night but when Littlest
went for his nap this afternoon, my book remained upstairs so I did
pick up Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman but was quickly distracted by N and
Oldest playing on the Wii.

All in all, I'm in a pretty big book slump. None of my books are
maintaining my interest, I feel a bit book restless. I'm sure the
fault is all mine but I think I'll just have to ride this one out for
a little while, flitting between books for a few days. I'm going to
start loads of books hoping one will stick but probably will finish
nothing. And that's OK. No pressure, right?

What're you reading today?


  1. Book restlessness strikes from time to time; as you write, there's no pressure, and a book could need the right sort of week/day/mood to be best appreciated.

    I'm currently reading the Stories of Breece D'J Pancake (he was a short story writer from West Virginia), and I'm also planning to start soon on Lost in a Good Book (the sequel to The Eyre Affair).

  2. I'm planning to read Fatelessness today, but I hope it is not too bleak for a rather gray Sunday afternoon.

  3. I agree with HKatz, we all get book restlessness from time to time. I was like that for the whole of December and I definitely have not read as much this month as I did last. I get distracted too easily at the moment.

  4. Sometimes I have to remind myself: reading is supposed to be fun (even if it's for challenges). I tend to stick with what I choose, but sometimes it takes me a while to decide what I'm in the mood for. No harm there!

  5. Sorry to hear that you've been having a difficult week. Hopefully this week will be better for you. I always turn to my comfort reads when I'm going through a book slump which is either a mystery or one of my favorite authors. Hope you find something that works for you!

  6. I get into those book slumps occasionally. I just got out of one. I hate when they happen. I hope things get better for you.


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