A Book Blogger Who Can’t Read?


I’ve lost my ability to concentrate on the books I’m reading. My mind wants to be somewhere else, doing something else, and I don’t know if it’s the calibre of the book or, alas, me.

So I am only 43% through a book I need to have done today and write up a review and I’m here, sipping Pure Leaf unsweetned iced tea (it’s yummy and not just colored water like other brands) and thinking of writing the next installment of Snooty rather than go back to my ereader.

Any hints on how to get focused? I could use them. Big sigh.

17 thoughts on “A Book Blogger Who Can’t Read?

  1. Wow. 43%. That’s pretty darn precise. Did you take the page you’re on and divide by the total pages? Sounds like the book can’t be that good if you’d rather do math than read it. And then spend time blogging about it. Well, you’re a professional so you know you’re going to do your job. It’s just a matter of when. (Skim a bit–you’ll feel like you’re accomplishing something.)

  2. I agree with Maggie, it sounds like the problem is the book, not you.

    pick up some other book for a few days, see if you like it. if you do OK with the 2nd book, means the 1st book just wasn’t the book for you.

  3. I’m having the same issue lately. I feel like i’m back in the third grade, and it’s beautiful outside, but there’s still a week of school left. Totally distracted…

    1. Yes, that’s been me for almost the past month. I think I read 2 or 3 books in June. That’s usually my weekly number. Hopefully it won’t last…although it’s been kind of nice to daydream in nice weather. heh

  4. Perhaps the book doesn’t resonate well with you. It has gone stale;you lose your appetite.
    Maybe because it becomes harder for other story forms to please you since you have had a taste of what’s a truly “good” read…

    1. This is very true, Cari. After reading some very good books, it’s hard to get through ones that aren’t as well written and that can’t keep my attention. This is one reason why I’ve begun to cut back on the books I am willing to take on.

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