Thursday, May 17, 2007

Booking Through Thursday


It happens even to the best readers from time to time… you close the cover on the book you’re reading and discover, to your horror, that there’s nothing else to read. Either there’s nothing in the house, or nothing you’re in the mood for. Just, nothing that “clicks.” What do you do?? How do you get the reading wheels turning again?
- This happens to me surprisingly a lot. I have plenty of books in the house, but there are always times when I look at them and nothing is really calling to me. Normally, I will take a few hours off and then try again, while other times I will take a quick trip to the bookstore to see if there is anything there that is appealing to me. I find that when I normally feel like this, it is because I am a little reading burned out, so I just try and not pressure myself into finding something.

10 comments:

  1. That happens to me too: rading burnout.

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  2. opps reading not rading

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  3. That sounds like what I call getting 'booked out'; it doesn't happen often, but when it does - ugh! It can be very hard to beat.

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  4. Nightmare, really....

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  5. That happens to me more than I'd like too - not having anything in the house I feel like reading.

    I think part of the reason is the fact that when there's a book I really want to read, it doesn't normally sit in my shelf for long. I tend to attack it right away. So all I have left in the house are books I'm not that enthusiastic about.

    I never know if they won't be wonderful surprised, but I often find myself in the mood for something a little more familiar.

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  6. Bookstore trips are dangerous around here. LOL Of course, my husband, knowing full well I need no new books, did just that tonight--took me out to dinner and to a bookstore. He's such an enabler!

    I find that taking time off from reading helps me most of all. I usually can work through the in between book times that way.

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  7. Taking time off for a few hours helps me too, sometimes I sleep on it and try again the next morning. I am trying not to buy new books as I have so many I haven't read at home, but it never sticks!

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  8. Hello! I hope you are very well? My solution to the 'bookless' scenario is to go book shopping as well, there's is usually something out there it's just finding it. What little gems have you come across in times of need?

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  9. oh, i hate that!

    taking a few hours (or a few days!) off can often be good.

    do you think you just have too many unread books that you're not really that interested in? or do you think its that you've forgotten why you got them in the first place?

    my tbr pile bloated so badly that after a time i was looking at great chunks of it and wondering "why on earth have i bought these books...?!"

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  10. I go through my books and thin them out on a regular basis. I am starting to think I should do a very extensive clean out to get my pile down to a more managable level, but I never do it...

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