Well, it’s finally happened. I’ve had the big Book-O and now everything else now is just leaving me with a blah feeling. I’m in a bit of a panic over this. What the heck am I going to do? Books are my escape from real life. I’ve read so much good stuff lately; Shooting Scars, Just Human, and Covet, to name a few, that everything else just seems repetitive and full of fluff. I’ve attained such a rush from a few really great books that I’m now chasing that rush in new books and it’s staying just out of reach. I am feeling like my heart and brain are in complete disconnect right now when it comes to reading. I need to find that new book, the one that makes me gush, and cry and want to scream about it from the rooftops! I don’t know if I need to switch genre’s or take a break from reading all-together. Is it possible to overdose on books?
I know I’m not alone. Book hangover talk is common, but I think I’m experiencing more than just a book hangover. I’ve been feeling like this for quite a while. I have started some books and not finished them. I’ve never allowed myself to quit books in the past. These are books that are rated highly on amazon and readers are gushing about the books greatness. I’m reading it and asking myself, “What is so great about this book? I’m bored out of my mind!” Have I ruined myself? I’m struggling with reviewing books I’m not liking because I’m not sure if it’s me or if it’s the book. I don’t want to unfairly criticize a book when it’s my issue.
This is where I ask you all for some help. How do you get yourself over the “nothing is working for me” hump? Do you take a reading hiatus, switch genre’s, or just keep reading until you find “the one”? Do you have a go-to book that resets you when you’re feeling the book blues? Maybe you stand on your head for a few hours and that gets you over it. I don’t know. I just know that I need to feel like I can let myself get sucked back into a book and right now, I’m not feeling like I can. So help a sister out and take our poll. If you have a recommendation on a book that you think will help me get over the Book-O, tell me about it! Sharing is Caring!
About the Author:
Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.