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A Reading Slump

Thursday, August 23, 2018

I've found myself in a bit of a reading slump recently. I didn't love The Baby as much as I thought I would, then I didn't finish The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. Then I read what has to be one of the most depressing books I've ever read. It was about a Catholic girl growing up in Belfast in the 80s and 90s, and I liked its politics and a lot of the story, but there was very little optimism in it and I really had to force myself to finish it. My partner and I were away over the weekend and I finished it then and just felt really miserable about it.

I then flitted around on my Kindle a bit, trying to decide what I wanted to read next. I'd only taken my Kindle with me for ease of packing. I'm going away again in three weeks and so I'm trying to keep some Kindle books especially for that. Plus some of it wasn't downloaded so I couldn't read it in the cabin we were staying in. I had a few Netgalley books and I read a bit of some of them, but nothing grabbed my fancy. I read half of quite a sweet but quite chaotic middle grade book, but didn't like it enough to carry on.

I feel like I wasted like eight days reading stuff I didn't like! I hate that! I'm mad about it. I don't know what I'll read next; I plucked a couple of paper books off the shelves when I got back yesterday but I don't feel wild about either of those, either. Ugh, it's just too difficult.

I am one of those people who reads nearly every day. I get into bed and read Twitter and then read a book for anything from twenty minutes to an hour. It's only if I get into bed very late that I don't read. So for me to not really read anything good for over a week is practically unheard of, and very, very annoying. I'm hoping I have better luck tonight and find something better!

I did however watched To All The Boys I've Loved Before on Netflix. I haven't read the book, but I saw book Twitter be gleeful over the film so I thought I'd give it a go. I absolutely loved it! I loved Lara Jean and Peter, and I'm of the age that remembers John Corbett in Sex and the City, so I loved seeing him too! I'd definitely recommend it if you haven't seen it yet.

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