Do you ever go through periods when you just don’t feel like reading? What does it take to get you back to the point at which you pick up a book and read again?
My problem is getting so caught up in the world an author creates, I don’t want to leave it. That world and those characters become the world I want to live in. To read something else, means I am being unfaithful. Isn’t that jusg nonsense. I am hopeless I think.
LOL not at all. I, too, feel this way. Although, it’s less unfaithfulness and more disinterest in any other world.
Yes! It’s been a while since a book has held my interest. I knew when the sample of this one stuck with me for a few days that I needed to download and read it. I’m halfway through, and it’s really good so far. Few books do this when I’m in editing mode. I just nitpick them to death and never get sucked in.
Yes, usually when there’s something I have to read. LOL I’ll try to get into a reading mood but it doesn’t always work. To get reading again, I have to do something else for a while and then go back to it.
That’s never happened to me! I’m always reading something. Sometimes I have more than one book going at the same time, for different times of day.
I’m in one of those periods now. I OD’d on reading from devouring all seven of the Three Pines Mysteries in less than a week. (Yes, devoured.) To compensate, I began sequentially watching all 34 episodes of “Inspector Morse” with only a short break to read Graham Greene’s “Travels With My Aunt”. A stack of “To Read” books is gathering dust, partly because a friend got me all excited about “Far Pavilions” and there’s not a single copy to be had in my little town. Writing has also gone by the wayside. Very sad…
I don’t think I have ever come to the place I want to stop reading. I tend to carry a book or my kindle everywhere I go. My main problem is finding enough time to read and how to chose the next one to open. God bless you guys.
I have gone through non-reading phases, usually brought on by burnout or busyness. I was so busy earlier in the year I didn’t read for months! AHH! I eventually come across a book I can’t pass up, get sucked into and then one book rolls into another. And I return to a happy place. :o) lol! My husband and I are listening to a great audiobook, The Sword by Bryan M. Litfin, it was a recommendation from Audible, very good.
This is completely off subject….I watched a really cute movie this weekend called The Decoy Bride. Kelly Macdonald was great and I now have a crush on David Tennant. lol
I NEVER feel like I don’t want to read anything. I sometimes don’t want to read what’s available – I might have a fluffy romance on hand and feel Ike a good mystery or something, for example. I do often get frustrated if I read several books in a row that have so-so writing and simplistic plots, but that doesn’t make me stop wanting to read; it just makes me really want to discover a GOOD author (preferably with a long string of books published!) I also do sometimes get burnt out on a particular series, for example, earlier this year I decided to re-read Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan series, but after about 10 books I needed to take a break and read something else for a while!
I had this happen after I left school I use to read all the time and then went several years hardly reading a book (besides non fiction type books). someone gave me a book it was actually a Janet Oke book and it had me hooked again.
recently I have had a book drought but its more because of being sick and at present grieving. I am not sleeping so to tired to read much. I find I can read when the suns out and I can get outside. I do have the same thing with some books (I have 2 I am meant to review but neither of them is the type of book I want to read at present. One is just to heavy in subject and at present I really cant handle it. the other isn’t capturing my attention right now.
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