Thursday, January 12, 2012

Help! I can't read!

I'm struggling here folks, with the reading. It's already Jan. 12 and I haven't read even one book this year.I just can't seem to focus and that's a first for me. I've never been able to NOT read. I have a whole shelf of books that I'm excited about but my brain just won't cooperate. It's not that I haven't been trying...

I have one book by one of my fav author, Christopher Moore, that I never read: Dirty Job. And I've picked it up to read several times and just can't get interested.

I tried 2 different books by Anita Shreve and neither could hold my attention and one I gave away because it's a time period piece and I know I will NEVER read it. The other I just put back on the shelf: The Last Time They Met.

I tried a book called Between, Georgia was I wasn't ready to focus on mother/daughter relationships with the Southern drama twist, but it's a "good" sounding book and I know I will read it. No focus for The Sound and the Fury. I know I want to read Loving Frank and it's supposed to be wonderful so I stopped it because again, I know I'll read it sometime and I want to at least to try to enjoy it. Ditto Peace Like a River.

Then I discovered that the Harlan Coben book I have is an ongoing character and I've never read any in the series so I donated it to the school library.

So right now I'm "read"-less. I'm watching a lot of television. I don't know what's wrong with me. I don't think it's the type of books I'm trying since I've tried genres all over the place. I think it's just me.



Bragger said...

I read Between, Georgia, because the REAL Between, Georgia (not a real town with a zip code, by the way) is just down the road from us. I used to go through it every day going to grad school classes. I remember it being a good read.

I go through spells too. You're allowed to take a break from reading every now and then. It doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you. You'll pick it back up.

P.S. You can read the Harlan Coben books without knowing the ones that come before. He does a good job of bringing you up to speed.

Curley said...

Ditto Bragger. I haven't even tried to read a book yet, although I did buy one today.