Sunday, November 4, 2012
Book Schlumps and More
To the topic at hand, I am an in a book schlump. I can't find anything good to read. There are approximately 1342326341234234 books in my house and on my nook. Yet none of them appeal to me. Or they do appeal to me, I start reading, and then I get bored. I want to read a really great book. I want to be swept away in a story. You know that feeling I'm talking about. I've enjoyed some of the books I've read this year, but I haven't LOVED any of them. Other than my Gemma Doyle trilogy re-read, I don't think any of the books I've read this year have gone back onto the shelf. If I really love a book, I move it to the shelf reserved for books I never want to get rid of. I think every book I've read this year has gone to paperbackswap.
I take it back, I have read 3 great books this year - A Dance with Dragons, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, and The Garden Intrigue. So now I just need George RR Martin to finish a book in a timely manner and for the next Pink Carnation book to come out.
My goal was to read 60 books this year. So far I've read 35. I have just been underwhelmed by my book prospects and overwhelmed by life. So this is why I haven't reviewed many books this year. I just haven't been reading and what I have been reading I haven't liked enough to share with you. I am hoping that I am at least able to finish my A-Z Challenge. It would be kind of silly if I wasn't even able to win my own challenge!
Here's what I hope to read this month:
Books for the A-Z Challenge : A book for A, C, Q, X, Z, and Night Circus. Finish the 3 books I'm currently reading. Read 2 books for review.
So is it just me or has this year stunk as far as books go? Pin It