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To read or not to read

You know what I miss? Wow, that is a loaded question, right? How about if I pose it like this…you know what I miss that pertains to the photo in this post?

I miss having time to read. You know what else I miss? My attention span.

Books, unfinished

I’ve got TEN, yes ten books right now that I have started but have not finished. And just to add more stress to my no-time, attention span-missing dilema, I started an 11th (Water for Elephants) on Monday because I want to read it before the movie comes out on Friday, April 22. Like that will happen. And it’s unlikely I’ll actually get to see the movie in the theater anyway. But this gal can hope.

In all honesty, some of these books are just not entertaining me thus I cannot bear to turn and read another page. I dislike not finishing books I’ve started, even if they are not my cup o’tea. But five of them are really good and so close to being done (I only have about 20 pages left) but because I suck at stringing together more than a few minutes for myself at a time I have yet to complete them.

Last weekend my husband, kids and dog were all asleep at the same time. Perfect chance to read, right? Well, I decided to take a nap instead. It was just too much of a lull, all that quiet. So I still have all those books, unfinished, patiently waiting…

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  1. Oh, I miss reading (for pleasure). I even made one of my 2011 goals to read one book a month–and I’ve already failed (boo, March). This from someone who used to read anywhere from 3-7 books a WEEK.

    I’m having to test a Kindle for work, so I’m going to see if that helps me at all–you know, being able to read in situations where I might have just pulled out my phone to check twitter. Otherwise, I don’t know how to get back to my lovely books….

    • Gingerbreadmama says:

      I have an iPad and I carry that and a book (this week it’s Water For Elephants) around with me, trying to steal any moment I can to read. Let me know what you think of the Kindle. I wasn’t sure I’d like reading on the iPAD but I actually don’t mind it at all.

  2. I know EXACTLY what you mean!! I want to read all of these books, but there just isn’t time! Oh, and I would’ve taken a nap when everyone else did too!

  3. I miss reading too! I have been in the middle of one of the best books I’ve ever read (One Amazing Thing) for months. I don’t even find time for magazines anymore. So frustrating! I’d rather play Scrabble, blog or Tweet.

    Water for Elephants is an amazing book. I want to see the movie too, so hurry up and get reading!

  4. I totally start books and then keep starting more… and rarely finish them! I think I only have 5 books going right now, but I’m refusing to start another until I finish one of them. Just one. :)

  5. I have a pile of books like that to read also but I haven’t started any of them yet. I have a hard time stepping away from the computer to open a book.

  6. I LOVED The Book Thief…but the end was not as significant as the story itself…don’t kill yourself to finish it yet. Water for Elephants is still one of my favorites, so put your energy into that one!

  7. Michelle says:

    Not to add a 12th and 13th – but I’d bet you’d LOVE “Echantment” by Orson Scott Card, and “The Only Life that Mattered: The short and merry lives of Anne Bonny and Mary Read.” :)
    Good luck!

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