I have forgotten how to read - It sounded good at the time
Sep. 2nd, 2011
02:01 pm - I have forgotten how to read
There was a time when I would devour a book, all books, anything within reading range of me. On summer vacations, I would sit outside in the sun reading book after book, sometimes more than one a day.
We recently started up a book club that meets once a month.
I read the first book the day of the meeting.
I read three chapters of the second book.
I have yet to start the third book and we're meeting in two weeks.
I just can't seem to bring myself to it like I used to. Reading just isn't holding the same attraction. I used to get pulled in so hard and deep that I would stay up all night to finish. I even read the last two Harry Potter books the day they came out, staying up all night and all the next morning to have time to finish.
I tend to have a few things going on at once, anymore. I knit while I browse. I browse while I watch tv. No one task wants to hold my attention for very long. I have to have something else to keep the brain occupied so I can concentrate on any one thing.
But reading, it's just not fitting into the mix at all right now. It is frustrating, because there are a lot of books I really want to read. I just can't even get them started.