September 9, 2010

Booking Through Thursday (1 of 3)



HELP!!!  Advice needed!!  For some reason, and I don't know why, I am in a reading slump.  And even though I am having anxiety as I see all the books in my tbr review policy, I find myself doing more blogging then reading because I just haven't been in a reading mood.  Has this happened to you?  How do you reverse the slump?  Any and/or all advice and/or tips, would be greatly appreciated!!  I need to get a part of my anatomy in gear.


Today's Question:
You’ve just dropped your favorite, out-of-print book into a bathtub, ruining it completely … What do you do now?
My Answer:
Cry, and through the tears, uttering some very choice words!!  Then put it in the microwave, nuke it every few seconds until dry, to salvage what I could.  And probably utter some more choice words!!!


Unknown said...

I'm with you, my dear! Mostly because I can't seem to find five minutes between running the kids, helping with homework, & mom maid duties!
Why don't you try reading an all time fav? That's usually what gets me going again. That or starting on the Christmas books...

Kaye said...

I never seem to get in a reading slump - but a blogging slump - oh, I am so there. Reviewing slump - got that in spades! I realize how much time I spend on the computer is probably ludicrous and I don't even go to FB nor do I twitter but geez, what a time suck the computer can be.
Take a day or two and just read something for fun - a book you are not "obligated" to read. That may be the root of your problem, you have too many "have to" reads and not enough "want to" reads.

Lori said...

I would never read in the tub...don't people know that is where most home accidents occur? Why would they want to endanger a book like that?Here's My BTT.

Unknown said...

Yes! Choice words are the first thing that would come out of my mouth. I'd curse the water for being wet! LOL!

Gigi Ann said...

I agree with Kaye, forget the review books and read something that Cheryl WANTS to read. If you have a favorite author grab one of their books and start reading. Or find a book with only 100-150 pages and read it. That way you can get it read in about a day, and you feel like you have accomplished something, you can say I just read a book.!

I don't read in the bathroom, but, I know you read in the pool so hold on to that book. ; )

dollycas aka Lori said...

My grandson once poured an entire cup of water on a book, while it was on my bed. My daughter used her blow dryer to dry both the book and the mattress. Choice words you bet, having them repeated back at me from a two year old, whoops, but it was funny and definitely lightened the moment.

Teacher/Learner said...

I hear you, CMash. Since I started book blogging, I've stalled on reading & school is starting (but since I'm a substitute teacher, I'll probably have a lull until flu season :oD). I say take a trip to the library or bookstore & see what looks appealing. Even if you don't get anything--ha, like that would happen to any of us ;o)--that always cheers me up from a reading slump!

jlshall said...

Me, too on the reading slump. I'm just now getting back in the "reading groove." For some reason my reading addiction usually takes a little vacation during August and then kicks back in when September gets here.

I wouldn't have thought of using the microwave - good idea. Although, if I tried that I'd probably end up nuking the book to ashes.

XmasDolly said...

I remember when I use to ride the train to go to work. I read a lot of my Stephen King books back then. I was reading, "The Gunslinger", which has about 7 more continuous books too it. It's an awesome set. YEAH THIS IS ME TALKIN' the one who don't read, but those I did. I loved the story. There were times that I didn't feel like reading the books & kept looking out the window. I knocked off for a day or too & those days I crocheted on the train it took me two days I got tired of that & went back to reading and I was on a roll! ~hehe~ Catch my drift?

MANDY said...

I haven't had a reading slump yet. But sometimes I just need a quick, easy read. So I turn to my favourite romance and enjoy a "hot" scene or two!