On my post for How Much of the Book Do You Read? this comment came up:
Bonnie @ A Backwards Story has left a new comment on your post “How Much of the Book Do You Read?“:
I try so hard to read a book all the way through–especially if I’ve bought it!
If it gets to the point where I’m just skimming to read and don’t care and am not retaining what I’ve read, I’ll stop. Every once in a while, I’ll skip to the end to see if it gets better (And I never read the end first!).
Sometimes, it’s hard to say if the book isn’t for me, or if it’s because I’m headed into a slump. I think I’m headed into a slump now. I didn’t love a major YA title that many other people are loving and buzzing about. I put down two other books without finishing them for the moment because I wasn’t enjoying them, and I’ve been looking forward to both. I picked up the one again two days ago and managed to finish it BUT didn’t really enjoy it and I normally love the author!
So am I slumping? Did I just have three not-me titles in a row? I don’t know!
And I think it’s a great question. Do you ever have a reader’s slump? Those times when you seem to hate, or not like, or just are bored by everything you read?
Sometimes I think we need a change of pace and sometimes I think I read for my mood. I find that I read heavier things in the winter or crave classics (lately I’ve been craving both Little Women and Pride and Prejudice). In the summer, I want a wonderful romance or a fast-paced suspense. Something quick and easy. When life is hard and busy and hectic and I want something that’s going to easily take me away from it all. Other times I just need a good cry. In all of those cases where I need something from a book another genre isn’t going to work. If I need a good cry, something light and funny is only going to aggravate me.
But Bonnie, I’ve been there, I’ve been in a place where I’m fidgety and another book won’t help. Is it a slump or just a reader feeling unsatisfied.
I don’t know the answer to your question. However, I would like to know if you ever finished and enjoyed those books.