I didn’t post the last couple of weeks because I have been in a bit of a reading slump.
There’s no good reason for it. I went into February 5 (the day after my last post) with every intention of reading as I had been.
And then I didn’t.
There are a ton of reasons – headaches, meetings, other responsibilities, sleepiness, frustration that I didn’t seem to be enjoying Code Name Verity as much as other people – but any time you fall out of habit with anything – even something you love as much as reading – you have a hard time getting back into your usual routine.
So…after a couple weeks of grumpiness (I get grumpy when I don’t get to read as much as I’d like), I broke my slump this past weekend.
By Saturday evening, I had curled back up with Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – which I hadn’t read but a page or two of in over two weeks.
I’m still working on finishing Silver Linings Playbook on audio. I’m not exactly sure why this is taking so long other than the fact that every time I turn it on to listen to, I get interrupted. Perhaps it’s time to take a break and listen to something else. I have a back-log of titles sitting here to listen to – including Beautiful Creatures, Eragon, Lord of the Flies (which I’m rereading with my students – this audio copy is read by Golding himself!), The Night Circus, The Scorpio Races, and The Book Thief.
What’s on my list to read in the next week? I think I’ll be a bit more conservative this time in my predictions.
1. Finish Silver Linings Playbook and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.
4. Reread Lord of the Flies.