Monday, September 12, 2011

Mondays: Musings/Mailbox/What Are You Reading


What is the one (or maybe two) qualities a book must have for you to pass it along to your best friend as a “must-read”?

It has to have a good story line, wonderful prose and characters that grow on us. It has to be plausible. She like me, detests Fantasy!

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her BooksLeah from Amused by Books  is hosting for the month of September.

I received nothing! But it does not matter as I am in a MASSIVE reading slump. I managed to read one single book in two months. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.

I finished reading The Frenchwoman by Barbara Paul after SO long!

16 comments:

bermudaonion said...

An empty mailbox means a chance to catch up!

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

I agree with Kathy. Enjoy!!!

stacybuckeye said...

Sometimes a little fantasy can be a good thing!

Teddyree said...

no new books is good. Pick a comfort read, or a YA cause they are usually quick, easy reading.

Yvonne said...

Good answer to your Musing.

I hate reading slumps, they are the worst! Sometimes I just read something that's a different genre than what I had been reading and it snaps me out of it.

My Musing is here

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I hate reading slumps. I hope yours subsides soon.

Nise' said...

I would go to the library or book store and start in the children's books, pick up a few and start reading, see if anything gets the reading juices flowing. If not move to YA then on to adult. Check out the non-fiction. Any favorites that you might try to re-read?

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Oh, no...I hate reading slumps! I usually keep trying to find that one book that will help get me out of the slump.

*sending you great reading vibes*

diannehartsock said...

You don't like fantasy? It's one of my favorite genres!

Here's my MM: http://diannehartsock.wordpress.com/my-blog/

Amy said...

That's what I wrote too. Prose and characters are most important :)
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Tribute Books Mama said...

Hope your reading slump is short lived.

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Kaye said...

Yow, one book in two months, that is a serious slump. Maybe just read something for frivolous fun could get you back in the groove.

pussreboots said...

Sorry to hear you are still in a slump. Three-quarters of what I read this week was in the form of children's picture books. Please come see what they were.

caite said...

plausible is very important to me. I hate a 'stupid' story..or unrealistic characters.

Amused said...

Yes, you can catch up on all of your books and it's a good chance to just relax. Ahhh!

Joy Renee said...

i'm just now pulling out of a reading slump that started last December. but it had a great deal to do with the fact I was getting my story fix with videos which I could watch while crocheting. then a month ago i strained my shoulder bad enough i had to lay aside the hook and lo if I didn't soon pick up a book.

there is one thing besides my addiction to crocheting and video that not only contributed but I believe instigated the reading slump and that was all the 'shoulds' weighing down every reading choice--so and so recommended such and such, library due dates, already begun books and other 'shoulds' had dominated my TBR mountain.

Then I was out of town for the month of July and came home to a empty library card and I began to feel free to let desire, whimsy and delight guide me. I'd read a page or two out of 10 different books and see if any drew me in further or drew me back after setting it aside.

Reading for the LOVE of it who'da thot?