Monday, September 5, 2011

I apologize...

It would seem that my "pregnancy related aversion to reading" is still hanging on. My little girl is three and half months old now and I still am not bouncing back. It's hard for me to even admit that I honestly have not read a book in over 4 weeks! I have been keeping myself busy with lots of writing - I actually started taking on Freelance writing jobs - I am even thinking about having  custom office signs made to announce myself to the passersby. 
I know there are lots of books that I want to read - the newest Fallen Angels by JR Ward has come out, and I know the new Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs is due soon. I don't know what my deal is. I do have very little downtime with school starting, my oldest playing football and my little girl teething, but I used to find time to read before.... I started to think it was just not the right books, but I have tried so many different ones and none have seemed to catch my interest enough to really want to keep reading.

Any suggestions?? 

3 comments:

  1. Be gentle with yourself. That's the most important thing. Don't take on so many expectations. You have a baby & an older child to care for. I never read any books for fun when my kids were very young. With my oldest, I went back to school part-time when he was 6 months old & between him, school, my volunteer activities, etc., I was maxed out. When my second was born, I was in my third year of law school. Frankly, with graduating, taking the Bar, establishing my practice, it was a few YEARS before I had time to read for pleasure. I am able to do so now because my boys are grown -- they are young men in college -- and even though I work full-time & am in 3 bands, I still have time to read.

    You will get back to reading when your life allows for it. The books will wait. Your kids won't. That's about the only "wisdom" I can offer on the subject.

    JHS
    Colloquium

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  2. Congratulations very exciting. Enjoy all the moments don't worry reading will come. I actually have mystery book giveaway that may help, heard of the maternal instincts mystery by Diana Orgain.

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  3. I had the same feeling shortly after my third was born. I didn't have time to open a book, let alone actually read a sentence out of it.

    I think I started reading more ebooks on my iPod after that. I could push a button and the story was there, then set it down and it would remember my place while I changed a diaper or whatever.

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