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Subject: What is wrong with me!
Date Posted: 11/12/2007 12:09 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 1:10 AM ET
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I've been the same way lately.  Maybe you just need a break.  Of course if you're like me you have a mountain of books, many that are WL that you need to get posted before you move. Oh and I bought 20 more books today. 



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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 7:37 AM ET
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I've kind of been that way myself.  I've got 5 or 6 books sitting here and none appeal to me.  I've started trying to read slower - maybe I'm reading too much too fast?    Maybe you could try reading one on your keeper shelf.

Sherri

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 8:42 AM ET
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When I get that way, I try to look for something in a different genre than I usally read. If I can't seem to find a romance that holds my interest I try  true crime or a biography etc.  and that usually helps.

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 8:51 AM ET
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I've felt that way before and I typically either read an old favorite or ty something from a different genre that I've been meaning to read.  In fact I am going to do that tonight - I have a SciFi mystery that I need to finish (Grave Peril by Jim Butcher) before I start another romance.

Susan

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 9:40 AM ET
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That happens to me too. When it does I head for my keeper shelf. I also think that the more books I read the higher my expectations become. I know there are great stories out there so I don't have a lot of patience for the ones that don't grab my attention in the first few chapters.

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 10:13 AM ET
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I usually get that way when i have too much going on in life or way too much on my mind and cannot seem to concentrate on just one thing. I just do other things around the house that i have been putting off or do yardwork, take walks, etc. Until the urge to read comes back again.

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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 11:44 AM ET
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I get like that too!  I find that I need to switch to a new type of book.  Western/SEALS/Dukes/Highland. 

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 11:56 AM ET
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I have to switch around too...cozy, something more 'thriller', then erotica, funny romance, funny sorta romance, etc and thanks to my huge-mongous tbr pile I always have something if I can find ti! but sometimes I'm just not in the mood to settle down and read.

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 1:25 PM ET
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I'm the same way Tanya is. If get to feeling burntout on reading doing something around the house really helps as well as changing genres for awhile.  I tend to swing between hisorical romance, to suspense to fantasy/paranormal for the majority of my reading, with some non-fiction every now and then for a change of pace.

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 4:37 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/12/2007 4:52 PM ET
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When it happens to me, and it does quite often these days, I head for my keeper shelf. No pressure because I already know the book is good! I call my keepers my 'fix-it' books.

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 6:44 PM ET
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Yep, I head to the keeper shelf too when nothing on the TBR pile sounds good.  Sometimes I read the whole book again, sometimes I just skim thru it.  That always gets me going again!

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 6:44 PM ET
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"I also think that the more books I read the higher my expectations become."

I'm having that same issue. I keep thinking, surely there's a better book I could be reading?

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 12:39 PM ET
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I hate to say it but PBS has almost ruined reading for me.  I still love to read. But I set myself up because I got all these WL books. Now I feel like I have to read them and post them and that's making me not want to read them.  But I can't seem to stop buying books! Ugh.  Oh well. I'm just going to start reading books I feel like reading and if they aren't WL anymore by the time I get around to them then so be it.

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 3:31 PM ET
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Mary, I don't even look at my tbr pile any more. I was reading all the wishlisted ones and got to the point that I wasn't enjoying the books.

I have been in a major slump for over a year now. I went through a lay-off from work, hubby being laid off and working extremely early hours (5 a.m) so I'm still trying to get my book groove back.

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 5:17 PM ET
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Yes that's where I am now.  I'm just going to read what I feel like reading WL or not.  If one of the books turns out to be no longer WL by the time I get to it chances are it will still be requested pretty quickly anyway.  I'll take my chances.  Because lately I find I am skimming books just to get them posted to someones WL. 

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 6:18 PM ET
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Mary and Cyndi--I have been doing the same thing...trying to read the WL books so I can hurry up and post them. The book I'm reading now is one that is not a WL and I find that I am enjoying it more because I'm not in a hurry to finish it.

Date Posted: 11/14/2007 6:14 PM ET
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I'm in a terrible slump right now. The last few books I've read and/or tried to read just didn't do much for me.  I guess I'm spoiled for really good books.  May have to re-read my keeper shelf until something good comes in.

Sherri

Date Posted: 11/14/2007 6:17 PM ET
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I have a suggestion on a book that will get you going.  Outlander by Gabaldon; you'll be addicted.  Beginning of a really good series and best book I ever ever read!

Date Posted: 11/14/2007 7:37 PM ET
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Claudia - I have the whole series and it is fantastic!  I may just read it again until I get back in the swing of things.

Sherri

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 8:41 AM ET
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Guess I should have noticed "outlander fanatic" in you signature line!  Hope the next one comes out soon.  Those 1000 page books take too long to write!

Date Posted: 11/18/2007 10:59 AM ET
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I currently am reading 4 books.  I read a couple chapters of one, get tired of it and pick up the next.  I am lucky that they are all pretty different stories and that I am not getting them confused.   it might take me months to get thru' one book but at least I'm not bored.  it's working for me  :-)

Date Posted: 11/19/2007 11:39 AM ET
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Ok so I've taken the pressure off myself and read a couple non-WL books.  I've also read a couple WL books. Actually I skimmed them because they weren't holding my interest that much.  One was the 3rd in a trilogy. It was easy to skim because it had a lot of flashbacks and having read the 1st 2 recently a lot was rehash.  But now it's on it's way to someones WL.  I started a non-WL book today.  It's the first of a series and I have 2 more that are WL.  I was tempted to read them out of order because of that. But no, I decided to read them in order.  If one is no longer WL by the time I'm ready to post it oh well.  I'll get over it.  It's not like I need the credits anyway.