Friday, June 4, 2010

Reading Confusion

I have started and put down a bunch of books this week. I read about 15 pages and realize I'm not really in the mood...

Am I in the mood for Jewish history/pogroms? I tried Puppet by Wiseman

Am I in the mood for an urban pregnant teenager? I tried Push by Sapphire

Am I in the mood for child slavery/India? I didn't even pick up The Blue Notebook by Levine

Am I in the mood for a sisterly tale? I tried Rose and Skate by Bauman

I brought home about 30 books from my school library. They all look so good, but just aren't working for me. I think I am just so tired from the last week of school. Perhaps a really good night's sleep will do it...

Am I in the mood for the Holocaust? I am going to give Milkweek by Jerry Spinelli a try...

5 comments:

Aths said...

This happened to me last week, and it is kinda hard, because I couldn't enjoy even books I might have otherwise liked. Best to give it a break and try again. Who knows, one of them might just click. Some times it's just random how some book will just bring you out of it.

christa @ mental foodie said...

It happens to me too... that's why I have so many books from the library!

I found that sometimes reading something "lighter" may help - when you don't have to think as much, and just enjoy the story and forget about it afterward (e.g. I read murder/mystery/thrillers - while I still have to kinda think, to guess who dunnit, I tend to forget 99% of the story later).

Or I just not read for a day or two.

Hope you get out of it soon?

Kay said...

That is frustrating I know. I go through those periods at times and just feel wrong in so many ways. You might try watching a favorite movie or reading a magazine for a bit. When it's right, you'll grab a book and it will just click. Those are the best times!

Suko said...

Sometimes, just having so many choices can be overwhelming. Take a short break from reading, and before too long, you'll be reading happily again. :)

Helen's Book Blog said...

Aths, Christa, Kay, and Suko--Thank you for reminding me that "this too shall pass". I read 4 books last weekend so may just have over done it. A day off and a good movie are in order!