Most people consider a book slump to be the period of time where you just can’t start a new book or don’t have time to read at all. It’s difficult to climb out of, but most bookworms are able to do so after finding a particular book that reignites the passion for reading again.
I have a different kind of slump. Mine involves beginning a handful of books but not having the motivation to continue any of them.
I’ve been in the middle of The Two Towers from the Lord of the Rings trilogy since last summer. We have a thick book that has the trilogy in one, so being halfway through that monstrous volume is a pretty good feat, I think. Although it’s gorgeous, it wasn’t exactly travel-size. And while I adore the story, of course because it’s Tolkien, it is heavy reading.
Then there’s the Inheritance Trilogy, another 3-in-1 book. I’ve been in the middle of the first, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and it wasn’t bad at all. I can’t remember why I haven’t finished it yet.
The third book I have started — like, literally just started — is The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory. I’ve never read anything by her before, but I’ve always heard good things about the author (especially from Mom!).
I really don’t know what’s gotten into me. Perhaps the books just haven’t hooked me completely yet.