Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oh woe

I used to be able to read a book a day (well, almost). For some reason these days I am lucky if I even get to skim over the cover to see if I even want to read it. I have several half started (finished?) books in various sunny spots round the house, but I cannot settle down to read.


I have no idea why that should be. How can I get my reading mojo back? I love a good read, always have. 


I can recall as a teenager I would often be found in my room, reading away, (and ok yes nibbling on crackers or cabin bread spread thickly with butter and Vegemite). That was my thing. Clearly I was far too soft on my parents. 


I can only hope that the Scowly Teen (pictured below aged 2 years old) takes after me....

10 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

ha ! made me glad not being the only one with half finished books, even though there are a few I do fear to finish;
time as well seems to play a role in this.
and yes, being able to read, being a young life, is surely a 'free gift'.
Please have a good and light Thursday.
daily athens
p.s.: loosing me suitcase during flight with nearly all poetry books ever owned may become a further reason ... sigh, life...

Stickup Artist said...

Oh, that photo is so cute! That newspaper is almost as big as she is. Looks like a reader in the making. I go through periods when I can't read too. My concentration, focus, whatever, just isn't there. Then thankfully, it passes. Reading is such a great pleasure!

Owen said...

I find making time to read gets harder as I get older... so many things to do ! I'm part way through three books right now... so you are not alone in your quandry and quagmire. But reading is essential for any intelligent person... so read on Sister Saj... don't let your brain atrophy, it needs regular practice.
:-)

But you obviously passed on some of the right reading genes to the scowly teen if she was reading the papers at age two. Though probably more interested in jeans these day than genes ?

Barry Coidan said...

What sort of novels etc do you like? Tell us and maybe we can suggest a few that we've found super. Alternatively, plump for something you wouldn't normally consider reading. The novelty may rekindle the spark or the revulsion make you view the "hackney'd" stuff you used to read in a new light!

Steve said...

I used to be never without a book but alas completing an adult English degree 2 years ago put paid to my love of reading for a while. It's only just coming back. The trick is to make time to read. It's far too easy (for me) to veg out in front of the TV!

kj said...

sag, i can't believe i'm going to say this, and directly, because i never do, but: have you read my book? it's an easy read and i'm pretty sure you'd finish it, not a long time commitment.

think of it as kj therapy

:)

Selina Kingston said...

That photo is tooo cute!
I know what you mean about the whole reading thing. I used to read all the time before the kids came along (never a book in a day though !!) but kind of got out of the habit and now long to start again. But I need to be a little less obsessive about it as I always force myself to finish a book that I've started even when they are really BAD !

Meggie said...

I was a good reading child too. Now I have around 10 books half read... What is that all about??
If you find your Mojo send a bit of it over to me!

...louciao... said...

Those dry crackers sound rather good. Did you develop your dry wit as a result of eating them while reading?

The Sagittarian said...

Robert- Oh dear I do hope your suitcase turns up!!

StickUp-It is one of my fave pix of Scowly, I admit!

Owen-Yes, I live in constanbt fear of my brain going AWOL. Its too little to be out on its own...

Barry-I have a range of books on the go, and I suspect that might be the issue. The Secret Life of Bees...Ivan Klima stuff...Kathy Reichs...local authors...

Steve-Do you know, I remember your excirtement at finishing that dgeree!! :-)

kj-no I haven't read your book! I'm sorry...I should look for it in the shops here (once they open properly....)

Selina-I usually also finish a book even if it's excrutiatingly bad! We should compare lists....

Meggie- As soon as I find it, I'll drop you some...

Louciao- Crumbs, I never thought of that! It's quite possible...