Welcome to my first post about my reading habits! This isn’t something I would usually update you on but I’m currently reading several books whilst battling my reading slump and I feel like I have some things to say.
- Perfect – Cecelia Ahern
- Cauldron’s Bubble – Amber Elby
- Renegades – Marissa Meyer
My reading habits and why I’m reading multiple books
I’m not normally one for reading multiple books at the same time, preferring to focus on one story, so you’re probably wondering why I’m currently reading three books. I’ve been in a never ending reading slump, confused by all my commitments and feeling completely exhausted, and my reading has suffered as a result. Now I’m juggling books as I’m never in the mood for the same one for long!
I started reading Renegades by Marissa Meyer, which I was enjoying but for some reason it just didn’t grip me. I adore superhero films, which was why I immediately requested the ARC on Netgalley, and I was obviously keen to review it. Unfortunately it just didn’t work for me at that particular time. I’ve still got my notes though and I know I’ll finish it when I can.
Next I picked up Cauldron’s Bubble by Amber Elby. I’d been sent this finished copy kindly by the author and as it is influenced by Shakespeare (who I absolutely love!) I thought this would be my ticket out of Slump City. Alas, it was not. I was coming up to half way through the book, finding it easy to read, but I just wasn’t compelled by it any more. My bad habits and slump has struck again.
Finally, I woke up one day this week, eager to spend a day of my holiday relaxing, and I had that feeling. A sensation deep down that told me I must read now. I ignored all of my thoughts and followed my heart, allowing it to subconsciously guide me to my next read. I decided mood reading was the only way I was going to love books again, so I made the decision without even thinking. My fingers reached for Perfect by Cecelia Ahern and I’ve barely put it down since. I’ve now read 100 pages a day for three days in a row and I hope to finish it tomorrow! I read it so quickly I could barely get this Currently Reading post up in time to include it! I’m hooked and having to tear myself away from the pages.
I finally feel like a reader again and hopefully that means the end of my slump is in sight. It’s been a frustrating time but now that I’m relaxed I feel like I’m able to immerse myself in stories again. Letting my mood decide what to read really worked for me and I’m going to continue with that tactic for the rest of my holiday. I have so many exciting reads on my shelf so I’m hoping my heart will find the next one. Of course I hope that I will finish reading and eventually review Renegades ad Cauldron’s Bubble, too.