b is for book

…though for the moment, the lack thereof. I am otherwise something of a voracious reader, not to mention book collector. I have gone a little silly in this direction, more times than I can count. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, my mum passed away just after christmas. Since then I have been unable to read any books, nor have any desire to buy interesting books. This is not unusual, and has happened with previous losses.

Malazan booksI was 2/3 of the way through re-reading the Malazan series at the time, literally halfway through one of the books and I haven’t been able to touch it since. I have attempted to start several books including easy reads but not been able to get more than 2 pages in. I don’t actually miss reading or long for it, it just doesn’t seem to be a skill I possess at the moment.

The lack is primarily book reading. I can read newspaper articles ad infinitum, blog posts, and of course twitter. Shorter stuff requiring minimal commitment. On a related note, I’m aware that my creative/imagination switch seems to be stuck in the off position eg for work, I’m fine for operational stuff but not so hot for thinking strategically.

This state of mind will pass and I will return to books, hopefully sooner rather than later.

5 thoughts on “b is for book”

  1. I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I hope you will soon be able to enjoy reading again soon (I also had this problem with the series in question, read the first 3 books really fast, then got distracted and couldn’t stay interested in the 4th book)
    do reread, if so, then you might find it useful to go to one or your “can always read” books. It’s what I usually do when I want to read and can’t figure out what to read or stay interested in a book.

  2. Thanks :) Managed to force myself to read 5 pages today…I think that brings me to 7 pages for the year…definitely a sign of improvement :-)

  3. Perhaps now is the time to explore other loves and leave the books on the shelf for a while – you’ll pick them up again when you are ready :)

    ***big hugs***

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