Monday, March 17, 2014

Musing Mondays - March 17

This is a weekly meme run by Miz B of Should be Reading.

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing:

First of all, happy St. Patrick's Day. Hope you're having a great one.

Today, I am going on a mini-rant about my own overloaded schedule. Ever have one of those weeks where you really want to read, plan to read, know you have to read to stay on top of things, but it simply won't come? You're distracted. Your mind is off in a million different directions and you either stare at the same page for 10 minutes or get to the end of a chapter and can't remember a darn thing you've read.

That's where I am right now. I'm reading Steam and Stratagem, but even though the first chapter was strong with a great hook, I'm languishing five chapters in. It's not the book's fault. Though I've never read steampunk before, that's not the issue. I've read other books by Chris Hoare, so I know he's an excellent storyteller. The characters are interesting. The plot engaging. It's got a bit of humor. I simply can't get my wandering mind to focus on it. I'm hoping once my real estate exam is over on Wednesday and I know if I've passed, that my mind will be freer to enjoy this book the way it deserves.

Has this ever happened to you?


JC Jones said...

I know exams can stay on your mind until they are taken. Hope all goes well. Here is my post: Mixed Book Bag

Anonymous said...

Yes, lots of times. That's when I turn to anthologies. At least I finish a story that way.


Anonymous said...

I absolutely understand. Sometimes I find it's best to take a break from reading. I might just spend a week watching a little more TV, playing games or doing puzzles until my mind isn't so frazzled.

Cheryl said...

Anthologies are a great idea. I think a break would probably be a good idea too. Thanks for the best wishes on the exam.

Anonymous said...

Yes--it's always frustrating when real life gets in the way of your reading life! Sometimes you just have to accept that you can't give your full attention to a book and just take a bit of a break.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your exams I'm sure once they are out of the way everything will become easier and you'll have enough space to enjoy your book!