I’m always reading something. Always. My purse is empty without my Kindle and I often leave a paperback in the car. Lately, I haven’t been reading as much as I’d like since I am hard at work on Lipstick & Latte edits, but I need to be reading something. But the problem is everything I pick up, I can just as easily put down.
I’m in a reading slump.
I hate it. Seriously. I would rather deal with writer’s block (which I’ve stated before I don’t really think exists anyway) than not be able to get into a book. I’ve picked up books with rave reviews only to stop at the 20% mark. I have two paperbacks started and one from the library I actually need to return. Never read it. I won a book I’ve been waiting to read and Jodi Picoult’s book showed up in my mailbox but I refuse to read it. I LOVE Jodi’s books. I refuse to read it until I’m back on my game. I don’t want to be disappointed in the book because I’m in a slump.
So, what am I doing about it? One word.
Back when I was working full-time as a credit rep and drove about an hour each day, I listened to a lot of audiobooks. Then I stopped. I discovered podcasts and stuck with those. The other day I planned on taking a walk and thought maybe I could use Overdrive to download an audiobook from my library. I searched and settled on One In a Million by Jill Shalvis. I’m loving it! I think this may finally pull me out of my slump! I’ve never read her before and listening to her book is going to help me with NaNoWriMo, I’m sure.