Struggling Reader

My goal today is to write 2,000 words, so instead I decided to write a post. I'm a procrastinator. I can't help it

So most of you know that I have set a goal to read 100 books this year. So far, I'm on track. According to Goodreads.com I am four books ahead of schedule. I'm impressed.

Thanks to Goodreads.com, I have found several new to me authors. Some of them I just love. Kristan Higgins. Love her. Karin Slaughter. LOVE HER.Sue Ann Jaffarian. LOVE HER! Thenthere are other authors that I have found that I won't mention cuz that's rude. Let's just say that I have stopped reading 3 books so far this year, THREE BOOKS, that I just couldn't get into for one reason or another and a fourth book that I pushed my way through because I was determined not to stop reading a fourth book.

I'm beginning to wonder if it's just me. What is my problem? One of the books that I stopped reading was by one of my favorite authors. It was just getting too freakin' weird for me. Says the girl who reads paranormal and fantasy. *sigh*

Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever gone through a spell where you just kept picking books that you couldn't get through? Is there a cure? Am I not going to reach my goal this year because I can't finish a book any more? WHAT'S GOING ON????

I also wanted to mention that part of my 100 books this year is to not reread any book that I've read before. Ever. What have I done?


  1. I've stopped reading some authors because 1) Their books were the same, just change the names, 2) they veered way off their normal track and/or 3) I was bored to tears. I don't have much free time to read so I don't waste time reading books that don't do it for me.

    So, I don't think it's you. And I have every faith in you to reach your goal! You'll find new books and authors to fill in the blanks.

  2. I blogged about this after our last conversation ;) So no, it's not just you!

  3. It's not just you, Erika - I abandon books more since I've been writing than at any other time in my reading life (although I have always abandoned books - life is too short and there are too many books out there).

    I wouldn't worry about your 100 book challenge - you're a die-hard reader and I know you'll get all the books (and more) read :)

  4. *sniff* You guys are the best! Thanks for all the support and encouragement. You rock.