Saturday, April 6, 2013

The cure (hopefully) against reader's block

It's been almost 3 weeks since I last finished a book. Goodness, time flies when you're really having fun just being lazy. My lazy ass and I have just been watching lots of TV, Facebook-ing, and tinkering with gadgets. If I'm not in front of the computer, I'm stuffing myself with empty calories.

Yes, I blame a lot of things, mostly TV shows: Bates Motel, The Following, Scandal, Revenge, Elementary, House of Cards, and Monday Mornings. Or just maybe I should blame the Internet, as I get these episodes as web downloads. TV to the people!

But all is not lost. I've a bunch of books beside my bed, all 8 of them young adult. (Requisite picture below.) I've bought just 1 of them, Crash and Burn; the rest were given as birthday presents.


I love YA novels, with their no-nonsense narratives, engaging plot, and clear story lines. I'm particularly interested with Cinder, a sci-fi retelling of the beloved fairy tale, but this time with androids and space ships! The controversial Burgess novel appeals to; it's supposedly the basis of the cult TV series Life As We Know It.

But I'm just going to take things slow. I think if I force myself to read, then I'll just take the fun out of the hobby. The last thing I want is for reading to become a chore. Reading is definitely not the same as doing the laundry, or washing the dishes, or taking the dog for a walk and waiting for it to poop. 

8 comments:

Jack said...

Not to worry, my friend. You can't do anything, no matter how pleasurable, non-stop without a break forever; if you could, most people would never get out of bed! Just enjoy your other activities, and be ready for that reading binge that's sure to come...

Book Dilettante said...

I wish I had reader's block. My DH would be ecstatic if I developed this!

Peter S. said...

Hello, Jack! Thanks! I hope you're enjoying your other non-reading activities too!

Hi, Book Dilettante! LOL!

Arabella said...

I know how you feel, sometimes stress sets off readers block for me, which is the greatest irony cause that is when I most need the escape of a good book. I have learnt not to fight it but just give in and veg with a good dvd.
I will be really interested to see your thoughts on Cinder, that is a book that has been hovering on the margin of my interest for sometime now.

Lynai said...

Reading slumps. Happens to each of us at one time or the other, right? But I agree with you - reading shouldn't be a chore. :)

P.S. My heart jus tpractically jumped at seeing The Fault In Our Stars! :)

Peter S. said...

Hello, Arabella! I'd be sure to post my thoughts on Cinder as soon as I finish it.

Hi, Lynai! I think everyone already has read that book! Thank goodness it was given to me as a gift.

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