Monthly Archives:: September 2015

Sep 22

The Reading Slump of All Reading Slumps

Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging 5

Since school started I have been very busy doing all the school things. We have a lot going on this year, and not all of it’s pretty, but that’s a story for another day. Today I want to talk about what is quite possibly the worst reading slump I’ve ever had.

Since September began, I have finished two books. TWO. I started my book club book on September 7th, and I’m still less than half way finished. And the book is GOOD. (Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty). I just don’t feel like listening to it. I started This Shattered World on August 21 and am less than half way  through as well.

Those things are good indicators that I am in a reading slump, but the one that hit me the hardest (and made me realize how bad of a slump I am in) is this:

Despite not finishing the book club book I went to book club. I know that this means that I cannot complain when I get spoiled. To be fair to my book club girls they made an effort to try not to spoil me, but it’s really hard to talk about the book without mentioning certain things, and in the end I was spoiled. And you know what? I don’t even care.

That’s right, I don’t care that I was spoiled, even though I know that I will probably never finish the book (that’s how I usually roll when I find out a spoiler), and even though it would have been amazing to find out the victim and the killer through the book rather than be spoiled, I just don’t care.

I have never not cared about spoilers before. But here I sit, not caring.

This past weekend  watched Netflix rather than listen to my audiobook when I was working.

I can’t even find a contemporary romance I find interesting.

I’m not even interested in rereading one of my favorites.

I’m not excited about any new releases.

Or the books sitting in my NetGalley Queue.

Or any book at all.

I’m not sure what’s going on, but this is the worst reading slump I’ve ever had. I’m not sure if it’s the tiredness from work or what, but I’m not motivated to pick up a book at all, and I’m not sure how long this feeling will last. Hopefully, not too much longer!!


Sep 01

Month In Review * August

Month in Review 1

Month In Review

August was not the month I thought it would be. I envisioned this great time where I would do all the reading. Instead I did other things, I’m still working my way through Sons of Anarchy (one season and two episodes left), I spent some time with awesome friends, and other stuff that I don’t remember. As I am writing this now it is the morning of heading back to work. School starts next Tuesday so this week is teacher work week. I am both excited and worried about this school year, I’ll share why in another post.Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 6.15.34 AM

Books Read



Other Posts

New Books

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From Netgalley/Edelweiss

Red Girl, Blue Boy by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Merry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery

Ever After by Rachel Lacey

Exit Stage Left by Gail Nall

All Wrapped Up by Kimberly Kincaid

Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne

Missing Dixie by Caisey Quinn


From Russia with Claws by Jacey Conrad (aka Molly Harper)

Upcoming in September

It’s back to school time so less reading and more schooling!