After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

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!