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Of Books and Time

04 Oct

I realized something very sad recently. Outside of my continuing reread of the Harry Potter series, I cannot remember the last book I read.

Granted, I’ve been in a reading slump for a couple of months now. I’ve started several books since then — The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma, Battle Mage by Stephen Ayran, to name a few. Most I’m only in a chapter or two on the books, hardly enough time to really get to know a story, and I’m sure I’ll finish them soon, but…

As a self-proclaimed book lover, it’s a bit disheartening that this reading slump of mine has caused this feeling. Usually I start and finish the same book before moving onto another, so having my reading list and goals in disarray like this is strange.

Obviously I need to be better with my time management, but… I dunno, scheduling time to read makes it sound more like a chore… An exciting, good chore, but a chore nonetheless. It’s weird.

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8 responses to “Of Books and Time

  1. jac forsyth

    October 4, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I know the feeling mate. But I also figure that WordPress is like having a whole diverse library right there on my iPad. I read stuff I would never pick up in a book shop and it’s pushed my writing way beyond what reading within my preferred genre would. That’s got to count for something right?

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    • Kris P.

      October 9, 2016 at 7:34 am

      Definitely! I’m finding myself adding more books to my to-be-read pile from recommendations I find on WordPress and Tumblr!

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  2. Miss Squishy

    October 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I also often find it hard to find the time to read and unterstand the problem of mit wanting it to feel like a chore. What I try to do is reading a lot in bed at night. Sometimes I Even go to bed early to habe more time to read

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    • Kris P.

      October 9, 2016 at 7:35 am

      I should get back into that habit. I used to read for about an hour or so, but I also switched back and forth between handwriting in one of my notebooks. It’s a good idea, though!

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  3. tahenryauthoress

    October 4, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I recently re-instituted my 50 pages a day reading requirement. It helps em to focus on what matters, rather than deciding I’m tired and flopping down on the couch with TV after the kiddo goes to bed.

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    • Kris P.

      October 9, 2016 at 7:36 am

      I should just stick that sort of thing in my schedule as well. Perhaps a minimum page amount would work better for me than a time limit. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  4. Skye Hegyes

    October 4, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    When I hit slumps like this, I find re-reading my favorite book helps. Yes, I have a single favorite about all others (Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey). You mentioned a while back that you adore The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Maybe return to it for a bit until your slump disapates?

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    • Kris P.

      October 9, 2016 at 7:37 am

      Honestly, I’ve gone back to The Night Circus a couple of times for these slumps, haha! It’s definitely a brilliant idea, but sometimes after rereading The Night Circus, I just want more of that world. Maybe it’s time for a reread of it anyway. 😉

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