Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Reading Blahs

I just can't into the reading groove right now. I have no idea if it's because I can't find a book that will hold my interest or if I just need a break from reading, which I couldn't believe.

Last year I read 117 books and I've already been a reader. Never in my life have I not been reading at least 2-3 books (or more) at a time, but right now I just can't seem to sit still and think. I either want to watch tv or see movies or do "folk art", like quilt or knit or sew.

I'm reading Half Broke Horses, which was a book I was really looking forward to but it's not holding my attention like I thought it would. And according to the blurb as well as all the reviews, it's just the sort of book I would LOVE any other time. The other book I'm reading is Eat, Pray, Love and I am completely NOT enjoy this at all, which makes no sense because it also seems like a book I should love- am I jealous of the author? Could be...

This time last year I had finished 2 novels and had started a third... I feel like such a failure. I really wasn't going to set a book reading goal this year but secretly, in my mind, set in my subconscious, I thought I would average 10 books a month, so the total should be 120. I thought that last year as well and I was shy three from my goal. At this rate I won't make 10 books for the year! OMG!

Maybe my reading timing is off??????

I have a pretty long list of what I want to read but right now--- nada! If anyone wants to give me a reading suggestion I'd be happy to read it- something light and fun please!