Thursday, May 17, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Bookless

Booking Through Thursday

It happens even to the best readers from time to time… you close the cover on the book you’re reading and discover, to your horror, that there’s nothing else to read. Either there’s nothing in the house, or nothing you’re in the mood for. Just, nothing that “clicks.” What do you do?? How do you get the reading wheels turning again?

It's been a LONG, LONG time since I've finished a book and felt like there was nothing to read next. There's always something to read for a book group (several online, two real life) or something one of the kids has brought to me and said, "Mom, read this next!", or something from the library that has a deadline, or the masses of books I've bought and are waiting their turn, and more recently I've discovered the challenges, which is a whole new element in the book line up.

But being "in the mood" is a completely different story. Sometimes I've got all these books stacked up waiting their turn, and none of them seem right. Or I've started one or two and they just aren't grabbing me. Yes, that is sometimes a problem, and one I've been dealing with lately, so, what do I do? I just start several different ones, and which ever one grabs me first, I stick with. The problem is feeling "guilty" about one that you've left in the dust that should actually be read first.

I think this is funny, when this feeling pops up because why should one feel guilty about which book gets read first? Or which book gets abandoned? It's all for fun anyway, right? But, that's just how it goes sometimes I guess.

Right now, I'm still struggling through the book The Last Living Confederate Widow...... which is extremely slow going. And all I want to really read is the next Maximum Ride book, or Katherine for the Historical Favorites group. And that is actually a re-read which could be a whole other topic! But, who cares? I'm sick of Lucy, the Confederate widow, and I'm loving getting to know Katherine again, and Max is a great new friend too. So, there you go.

Wow, I was a bit long-winded this time. Did I even answer the question? Hmmm...

Happy BTT!


  1. That's funny that you feel guilty for neglecting some books. I only feel that way when I have a stack to read for one challenge or another and yet I am seduced by something at the library. It's a miracle I get anything read at all.

  2. I agree that you shouldn't feel guilty, but I probably would too if I had more than one book going at once. :-) The challenges have certainly taken a lot of the decision making process away from me, which is really what holds me up from choosing my next book sometimes.

  3. I get the guilts too; usually over some classic that's been neglected in my TBR box way too long or that I'm finding a little dull. I tend to feel that these are the books I should read in order to consider myself well-read. So if I get bored with them I feel guilty; and if I don't, I feel guilty for having left a good book untouched so long! I can't win . . .

  4. I saw this at BTT, and I passed on it this week, because I can't even IMAGINE not having a giant TBR pile!



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