One More Page: Leap up!

Say it Rah-shay By Nov 20, 2011 No Comments
James and JaxThis week finds me in a place I call The Book Slump. The Book Slump comes just after I read a book that has totally engrossed me as I read, causing me to feel as if I were not just sitting on the couch reading but actually a witness to the events (what, this doesn’t happen to you?). Or it can come when I have read something that I have been anticipating for a while or something so hyped that I drink the kool-aid and tear through the book. Sometimes I am emotionally drained; reading does this and then I am in a slump. Nothing looks good, the descriptions on the back of the book seem to swim out of my vision and I find myself pulling random books from the shelf in an attempt to shock myself into reading. This is not to say that the books aren’t any good. It’s a total Rachee thing that I have noticed and this book slump lasts until I am either pleasantly surprised by a title that I have previously ignored or the next big book thing is hyped and I jump on board.

To get me through this slump I have picked up a few books that I wanted to check out for a thing I am doing at work. Next year is a leap year and I was toying with the idea of a leap year program. In the car I am listening to Ring of fire by Pierdomenico Baccalario ; translated by Leah D. Janeczko. The Bee and I tried listening to it before and we were not fans then. This time doesn’t seem quite as bad. It’s a little slow but this time I seem to be able to take it in better. We listen as we drive and The Bee seems to be interested. We’ll see.

When I am driving solo I have started listening to Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch. I’ve just started disc one and am liking what I hear.

Continuing the leap year theme in print, I have started Leap Day by Wendy Mass. It’s too soon to tell what I feel about it. In the past I have liked Wendy’s (I met her so I feel I can be familiar) books but they were more tween books. This one is for an older audience but nothing outrageous.

The Bee just finished Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Cabin Fever. I liked this book; read it in a few hours and she tore through it at the salon yesterday. She is also reading Wisdom’s Kiss : a thrilling and romantic adventure, incorporating magic, villany, and a cat / written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. She was hemming and hawing one day as her dad came to pick her up and I made an executive decision to have her read this book. We listened to other Catherine Gilbert Murdock books together so I feel comfortable letting her read this one.

This week is a short week work wise (turkey day is coming!) and I hope this means that I can get more reading in. But before I go I want to know…do any of you suffer from The Book Slump? If you do, how do you get over it?


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

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