Not Reading

This is the pile of books I’ve started and not finished. There are more but this is the at hand pile. I’m sure they’re good but I just can’t seem to get hooked. Maybe if I rearrange my usual nighttime routine I can incorporate 30 minutes of reading. It’s something to try anyway.

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14 Responses to Not Reading

  1. Stefanie says:

    Do whatever works for you. Sometimes I get a book and then I’m just not in the mood to read it anymore so I put it on my GR shelf for 2-be-finished-later to remind me of it.

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  2. Bobbie Jean says:

    I relate. I’m reading five books at the moment. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson is a book of “new” poetry. It does not rhyme but it transports me deeper into the south, to a more comforting time. A friend sent a copy of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer. It’s perfect for the season. I started reading Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman when it was first released but the story annoyed me. It sounded too much like other books I’ve read. Perhaps I’m word-jaded. Having another go at it was a good move on my part. It’s not so bad. Sometimes a book doesn’t fit my state of being, so I shelve it and revisit. My Vanishing Country by Bakari Sellers is a decent enough memoir. The remaining title deals with metaphysics. Not sure why I feel protective of it. Perhaps the title will reveal too much if I share it?

    I thought I’d read everything Jodi Picoult has ever written. I hope you’ll let us know what you think of the two titles.

    Hope your weekend is everything you need it to be.

    Be well.

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  3. I’ve been reading the same book for weeks and weeks and I’m still only 3/4 of the way through. I normally fly through his books. I keep going back to it and forgetting what happened when I finished reading it last. I think it’s just hard to concentrate at the moment,

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  4. Most of those books I have read and loved. But sometimes you just have to be in the mood. I’m struggling to find a book appropriate for my current mood. Luckily I have a Kindle so it’s easy to search. Also currently reading This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay (diaries of a junior hospital doctor). It’s fabulous. Laugh out loud one minute, in tears the next.

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  5. nancyb422 says:

    I had the same problem. I just couldn’t focus on any book, I would only read at bedtime and I would get maybe a page read before I had to close my eyes! But then I just happened to get a book that I couldn’t put down and I’ve been enjoying it. But then I don’t knit as much as you!

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  6. I read for 30-60 minutes before turning off the light and sleeping. It’s my time to relax, and I find lighter books, aka cozies, often work for me. I don’t want anything heavy. And I only give a book 30-50 pages. If I’m not interested by then it’s time for another book.

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    I’m starting to taper off on my reading a bit after a pretty long binge. Books are comforting, because they will wait for you. Don’t feel guilty for putting a book back on the shelf, you can always come back to it!

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  8. You will pick it back up. Summer is terrible for reading, I think. I get reader’s block sometimes too. It’s weird, because normally I read a lot. But sometimes I just can’t get into it.

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  9. I’ve decided after a couple of months of trying that reading in bed before settling down just doesn’t work for me. For some reason, although the books I’ve been reading are a sci-fi series and not edge-of-the-seat stuff, I wasn’t at all relaxed when I put the light out. I’ve reverted to listening to an audio-book for half an hour and find that much more relaxing.

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  10. tinaor says:

    Some interesting authors. Right now I am the opposite of you – can’t stop reading – possibly a little too much. If you asked me to recall what I’ve read I’d probably remember half – maybe the good half (!) as a lot has just been rubbish. I think my mind is too stressed to read anything too heavy or sad. Looking at your stack I have dived into many a Jodi Picoult title in the past but not The 10th Circle – must have missed that one. I have also read a Dawn French – but not that one. Always interesting to see what others are aiming to read (one day, no hurry!)

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  11. If it wasn’t for Hoopla, Audio Books and Audible, I wouldn’t have read much of what I have. I drive about 70m a day. So I have a couple podcasts that I follow and then have been working through books. I have “read” about 60 in the last year. Getting my attention to just read at night, would be nearly impossible, I think. Q and I have a few books that we read at bedtime. Some tea and a book, we call it a “landing routine,” which we got from Gottman. I hope you get through some books though. PS. Do you buy or library it?


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