Thoughts on my reading rut

I am full of sighs about my current reading situation. I’m in the sort of reading rut I haven’t experienced in years. I normally run into a rut about twice a year. I get moody and I can’t seem to settle on any one book. It’s a frustrating feeling of restlessness. I’ll pick up books and immediately get distracted. I can’t seem to get out of my own head and sink into a story. Usually, a romance will do the trick. They’re formulaic and they’re usually quick reads. The pacing of romances easily reels me in. Even that isn’t working this time. It’s not even that I can’t find something I want to read. I’m making my way very slowly through The Shining right now. I’m excited about it and I really want to finish it, but I can barely make it through a chapter before I’m ready to do something else. I just had four days off work and I didn’t read one single word of a book. That’s insane for me. Usually, I devour books when I’m off work. It’s getting a little depressing and I’ve been trying to figure out what’s wrong the past couple of days.

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Quick Picks: My Middle Grade & YA Summer Reads

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything about the books I’ve been reading. I’ve read a good bit, so I’m going to catch the blog up on all my summer reading. I read a few middle grade and YA books, a nice stack of comics, and a couple of nonfiction books. I also read a lot of romance because those always feel like a brain break to me. I read nearly 30 books in all this summer. My husband’s obsession with Pokemon Go has been cutting into my reading time a bit. I’m trying to work it back into my schedule daily. Here are the middle grade and YA books I read this summer. I’ll post about the comics and nonfiction soon!

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