While I have still been reading, I’ve just kind of been off to the side, doing it quietly. Partly because there have been quite a lot of things going on that have kept me too busy and partly because I just haven’t had much to say about what I’ve read recently, no matter if it was really good or not so good. I have still been updating my reading list on Goodreads with ratings, but I haven’t written any reviews recently.
I’m in kind of a reading funk lately. It isn’t that I haven’t read anything good, but I want to find something new that really grabs me and I haven’t found that yet. I have my handful of very favorite authors that I anxiously await anything new they put out because I know, without a doubt, that I’m going to love it. Sadly, that is only a very small handful of authors that fall into that category. I’d made it something of a goal last year to find a new one, but it didn’t happen, which I thought was really surprising as I figured it couldn’t be too hard with as much as I like to read.
Kind of like having a food craving, but not having the right food around to satisfy it, I’ve been reading all kinds of things to try and figure out what I feel I’m missing, even doing a bit of rereading a few books here and there. There have been a few times I thought I’d touched on it, but it never really quite hit the mark. Not sure if it is the sheer volume of books I read and I’m just getting bored or if it is that I genuinely want something I haven’t run across yet, but most of my reading hasn’t been all that satisfying lately, even if I have read some good ones.
I’ve even been shuffling books to the bottom of my reading list, or having to recheck them out later because I didn’t get to them in time, because even though I do want to read them, I’m just not in the mood at the moment for most of what is on my list. Not a fan of the current slump, but it isn’t like it will be much of hardship getting over it, because… books, reading… yeah, not like you’ll have to twist my arm or anything.