Reading Funk

Every reader goes through a kind of funk once in a while.  You know the one, where even though you are absolutely certain every book in that to-read stack is right up your alley, none of them are speaking to you at the moment.

I’m going through that right now.

Yesterday I started working through a new book on Charlemagne.  Interesting enough, but I started wondering if I was having “Medieval burnout” or something.  Nah, that can’t possibly be the case.  Even so, I switched gears, figured I could come back to it later.  Tried starting a fantasy novel.  Backburnered.  Attempted a sci-fi novel.  Paused it.  Poetry?  Not so much right now.  I had two books on sociopaths in my audio queue.  One was written by a psychologist, the other by a sociopath.  Two sides of the same coin.  I started both of them and returned them because, ironically, I just didn’t care.

The good news is it won’t last.  All I can do is work through it.  At times like this, there’s only one thing for it: music.  Suffice to say, I may not have a book review on here for a few days.

10 thoughts on “Reading Funk

  1. Your reading funk seems to be contagious. I’ve been dragging my feet finishing the 2 books I have going and poking around with all the other books in the house, and just not being in the mood to read anything.

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  2. Music is a great cure and inspiration. Things just go like this with reading and writing from time to time. Then music helps. I also like alternating activities: one day I read/write/study and the next I do something with my hands, like embroidery. It helps a lot.

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