Sitting Around on a Sunday — Making Progress Edition

I’m still in a bit of a funk where nothing is holding my interest for very long BUT I feel I am making progress to get out of it and this week I should be heading back to normal (as normal as I can get, that is).

I have not completed a single book this week and in fact I have abandoned a few which I will write about in a post for later in the week.  Again I’m looking at my shelves for that “magic” book that will pull me out of this slump, but I’m not seeing it; at least not clearly anyway.  Maybe I need to pull down an old favorite, like The Handmaid’s Tale, or The Elegance of the Hedgehog to help me along.  I know this feeling will pass soon, but right now it is a little bit frustrating.

Something that does promise to get me in better spirits though:  later today I am meeting a friend at an area indie bookstore for an event featuring author Emily St. John Mandel.  Her latest novel is The Lola Quartet and I’ve not read it but many people whose opinion I respect have and they enjoyed it very much.  I think it will be a fun afternoon.

And tomorrow is my book club night.  Though the book we’re discussing is one of the DNFs I mentioned above (Plainsong by Kent Haruf) I still plan on attending to see what the other members of the group thought of it.

Have a great Sunday everyone.

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5 Responses to Sitting Around on a Sunday — Making Progress Edition

  1. Leeswammes says:

    You’ve got some fun things ahead of you. Hopefully they’ll energise you and look at things more positive. When I have had a fun meeting with other people I always feel better.

  2. pburt says:

    Wish I could go with you – I loved Mandel’s first novel and thought the second was pretty good. Can’t wait to read the third. I am sorry that Plainsong didn’t suit. Hopefully you will be out of your slump soon.

  3. Charlie says:

    An old favourite might be an idea, otherwise just let the slump happen, it’ll soon give way 🙂 That said, the bookstore event and book club could help more than anything else. Being around other readers in person is bound to be good.

  4. Chinoiseries says:

    Reading slumps are something we all go through, I think. Re-reading a favourite (or a filun novella) sounds like a good idea!

  5. zibilee says:

    I just saw Emily St. John Mandel at an event, and she was so friendly and nice. Her books are excellent, and I am so glad that you are getting the chance to meet her! This might be what pulls you out of your reading slump!

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