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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Salon 20 II 11 - A week of less reading, no reviewing - in other words, a reading slump

Good morning, fellow Salon Members! We've had a couple of lovely days, some almost in the 50s, here but a winter storm warning is on the horizon... Winter has not left us yet!

The reading slump. We've all been there, when you just can't find the right book to fit the day or mood, where nothing seems to be holding your interest. I sit here, looking at my poor neglected bookshelves and my poor neglected blog and my poor neglected Mt. TBR and I yearn to read, yet nothing calls to me. I'm heading on vacation in early March, and while that is going to do nothing more than put even that much farther behind, I'm anxiously waiting to get my batteries recharged. I need a break from life, and while books usually do that for me in small quantities, I think I need a larger recharge dose right now.

What I've read and still haven't reviewed yet:
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (This is steampunkalicious!)
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (This is faerylicious!)
The Complete Bloom County Library, Volume 2: 1982-1984 by Berkeley Breathed (This is lol-licious!)
The Quest for the Spark, Book 1 by Jeff Smith & Tom Sniegoski (I don't know what kind of -licious this is, but I love it!)

So yeah... I'm behind. And so early in the year, too! I'm going to have to do some serious reading in the coming months to help me catch up to my goal for the year.

Do any of you ever suffer from the reading slump? What do you do to break it? Read an old tried and true favorite? Read brain candy? Take a break? Stop by and leave us your reading slump remedies!

So, until next Sunday, stay warm and happy reading!!


Literary Feline said...

I am suffering through a slump right now myself. Usually when a slump hits and I can't seem to find interest in any book, I will turn my attention to another interest--most often one I've neglected for reading. Right now though, I really want to read because I know it's just what I need. I just can't focus on a book at the moment.

Melissa said...

I'm in a slump now too (and blogged about it today for the Salon). Seems like there are a few of us suffering from the same thing.

I just finished a long (for me) book, at 405 pages, so I'm hoping a few shorter books might help break this slump.

Good luck getting out of yours!