Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Sunday Post/Sunday Salon: Reading is back and how!!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I am writing a Sunday Salon post after a long time. To be frank, there was nothing to write. I was undergoing a massive reading slump. It lasted more than a year. I could read only 14 books from January to May. And half of those are kinda trash. 

However, things are starting to change.  I read 11 books in the past one week. Assorted. These include mystery, crime fiction, poetry, historical and of course, romance. I have not done that for a long time now! 11 books is a pretty good figure by any standard. One reason for this is, my telephone line was down which translates into NO net for five days! As I don't watch much TV, the only alternative was reading! I picked random books and finished those in one go. And yes, I feel good.

I am still in the midst of two books, and plan to finish one today. Hope this lasts and only then I can reach 50 books in 2012. I know that is NOT good enough but the way I was reading, it is NOT bad either. 

I have not taken part in any challenges. And if you have any suggestions, I am open to that.

15 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Reading isn't a contest so no matter how many books you read, it's good. I'm glad your slump has ended.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I agree with Kathy...it's just important to read...and to enjoy!

Glad you are doing that again.

Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

Nose_in_a_book said...

11 books in a week? Wow, that's definitely "back"! Hope you manage to stay on top.

The Intrepid Angeleno said...

Having experienced the reading slump myself many a time, I'd really like to know if there's been any scientific study as to what causes them. LOL

I also wanted to say that I really like the layout of your blog.

And finally, regarding the Franz Kafka quote at the top of your page, does anyone know if there's a list of his favorite books anywhere. I'd like to know what books wounded and stabbed him.

kimbacaffeinate said...

Sometimes I think being connected keeps me from reading as much as I'd like too..LOL Reading slumps are horrible and I am glad to see you got over yours..what a great assortment of genres you read! Thanks so much for being a part of the Sunday Post :)

Jenea Whittington said...

It doesn't matter how many books you read or how long it takes you.. Read what make you happy.

Happy Reading
Jenea @ Books Live Forever
http://booksliveforever.com/?p=1574

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

See, being disconnected from the internet ended up being a good thing look at how much reading you got done. I hope you continue to find some good books.

Dani Chapman said...

I was in a reading slump for a couple of years. I hated it but I am finally over it and enjoying reading the books I missed out on!

inlibrisveritas said...

I've been in an out of a reading slump for the past 6 months so I totally understand. 11 books in a week is pretty impressive.

Thanks for stopping by!

DBookWhore said...

Awww happy you have emerged from your reading slump!

Jen R/YA Romantics said...

I've talked to so many bloggers who have had slumps. Glad to see you are back and great to meet you!

Book Savvy Babe said...

I think we all go through reading highs and lows. Sometimes, all you really need is a fantastic book, but that 1 awesome read can be tough to find. Good luck, and thanks for stopping by my Sunday post, Book Savvy Babe

Celine said...

I'm glad to hear you're out of your slump! We all have months like that. 11 books in one week is absolutely insane by any standard!

Cayce said...

It's great that you're slowly coming out of your slump :)

Just relax, and have fun while reading! :)

stacybuckeye said...

I'm so glad your slump has ended and with a big bang! 11 books in a week is awesome. I love reading frenzies like that!