Thursday, April 16, 2009

I've hit the wall ...

Reading and blogging wise at least. It isn't often that I find myself not reading, or blogging, but at this point in time I haven't finished a book in over a week! I have at least at 3 posts that I need to write, about half a dozen posts that are half written and if I just finished writing would have new content and I am hundreds of feeds behind in Bloglines.

Part of the reason that there was no Teaser Tuesday post this week was because I am still reading the same books as last week. I guess I don't have far to go with Silver Phoenix, but I don't think I am even a third of the way through The Terror, despite the fact that I am really enjoying it. My problem is that the book was due back at the library a couple of days ago, so now I need to decide whether to keep it and hope I finish it soon (no one else has it requested), or to take it back and then try and reborrow it straight away.

I will however do a Library Loot post! I took a whole heap of books back unread this week, and only picked two up:

The Wedding Officer by Anthony Cappella - Thanks to a mention from Rosario

Away with the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood - I did have this out on audio book but had to return it because I bought a new MP3 player but can't figure out how to get to the stuff that I save on it!

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner - Thanks to a rave review from Jenclair at A Garden carried in the Pocket.

What is the best thing to do when you are not reading. Buy books? Or perhaps contemplate signing up for the read-a-thon that is happening this weekend? I know straight up that I won't be completing the whole 24 hours, but I am definitely thinking about doing as much as I can. I have been thinking about what books I might want to read. I am pretty sure though that my eyes aren't going to cope particularly well with long stretches of reading - not until I go and get my eyes checked and new glasses at least! The other thing is that it officially starts at 10pm on Friday night here, but I am going out, so I will probably start on Saturday morning, and try and fit in stuff like house cleaning etc to give my eyes a break!

Who else is doing the read-a-thon?


  1. I am doing the read-a-thon! Although I have been kind of doing it all week as I a sick in bed right now! I am only doing a 12 hour marathon though-it starts at 5:00 am here for me--yikes! My 13 year old son wants to do it along with me. :)

  2. I'm cheerleading and hosting a mini-challenge for the read-a-thon -- I'm very excited!

  3. I'm glad you'll be joining in the read-a-thon at least for a little while! :) When I'm not reading, my main book-related thing is blogging. :D

  4. Marg we all hit that wall every now and again. I normally get through 2-3 books a week but earlier this year had the same book on the go for nearly 2 weeks!! As suddenly as my slump hit it went away again though so I'm sure you'll get back into it.

    I haven't signed up for the readathon - I will ponder it some more.

  5. oooh!! I loved the Thief!! It's really a terrific book, and the series that follows is great. I hear there is a fourth book in the works . . .

  6. Whenever I don't really feel like reading I either blog I catch up on the TV shows I've missed. Hope you're able to snap out of your reading funk soon!

  7. It's frustrating when you hit a wall with both reading and blogging. I signed on for the read-a-thon so I hope I feel like reading on Saturday for sure. lol. I won't make it 24 hrs but I'm hoping for at least 17 or 18. I too will have to take breaks. My eyes will hurt anyway with all the extra reading so I will be popping the artificial tears in at an amazing rate of speed. I hope you do join although it's kind of harder with your time zone isn't it.

  8. I'm sorry to hear you've hit a wall with both reading and blogging and wish I could say/do more to offer and help in that regard. I hope the read-a-thon will get you out of at least one of the funk's you're in, though! It sounds like just the thing that might help.

  9. I'm struggling myself at the moment, so you have my understanding and sympathy.

  10. Sorry to hear that, Marg! I'm in a sort of reading funk myself, but I think it's just lack of time/too much stress for me to be able to concentrate on a book properly.

    Good luck with the read-a-thon!

  11. I'm cheering and reading for the readathon. My cure for reader's block is picture books. They help a lot. Good luck tomorrow.