The year I lost the will to read

Hi everyone

So it is now 2013 and I felt it was time to update you all on the last 3 months. I’m not sure exactly what happened, but I got to the end of September and found I could no longer read. I had lost the passion and joy that reading brought me and I couldn’t even bring myself to open a book. The only thing that still appealed to me was reading all of your lovely blogs, but some days I couldn’t even do that. For over 2 months I didn’t read, then when I decided to try to start reading again with a favourite author of mine, Marian Keys, I didn’t get the same feeling of being gripped and drawn in to the story that I usually get, especially with her books. Which in turn made me feel really disappointed. I’m not sure if I was disappointed in the book or myself but I’m worried that I’ve lost the will to read and that I won’t get it back.

I’ve just received the Hunger Games trilogy which I’ve heard good things about (again, lovely blogs), but I’m worried I’m not in the right frame of mind and that what could be a great book(s) will be twisted in to a dull melodrama in my head. This is probably the most I’ve written in a while as well, I’ve not felt the need; I think that lack of reading is probably the cause.

I’m not sure where to go from here, I feel I should just face the problem head on but I’ve already been disappointed with The Mystery of Mercy Close and I don’t want that to become a pattern. I will try again with more books but the question is should I choose one from the list or go off list again? Has anyone else ever experienced this?

Jennie

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