Current Reading State: Embracing

Getting back into Fiction has caused a lot of issues and feelings to resurface:

A. Heavy reading slumps

B. Inconsistent/Sporadic liking of books

C. Fiction taking over my reading

D. Lack of diversity and variety in the publishing sometimes really depresses me

E. Feeling/ knowing that B and D means I have to work hard to find things to like

It is all so very exhausting. After a heavy reading slump it was too much.

Embracing

the unknown that is fiction

A. shifting reading trends

At the beginning of the year I enjoyed a mystery now I am enjoying adaptation novels

One of the mistakes I think I make with fiction is trying to control the tide that comes through. Not taking into account that a lot of books I’m reading are the exception to the entire genre.

B. capturing

the waves that do come

I hope to be able to keep up with this beautiful carefreeness  as I continue with fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

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Finishing Season

It is that special time that I go internal and finish the books I own.

Finished

  •  A Tale For Time Being
  • Ever After High: Once Upon A Pet
  • Ever After High: Fairy’s Got Talent
  • Lagoona and the Great Scarier Reef
  • Ourika [reread]

Top 3 Currently Reading

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Chapters: 5/25

Pages:80/414

50%: 127 pages away

One of the things I love the most is reading about black people during the 18th century. Coming from a person who was heavily into classics and likes the 18th-19th century this is awesome.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Chapters: 4/38

Pages: 42/370

50%: 143 pages away

I like this because it speaks on so many levels of history, racism, and the issues in the medical community.

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A Dance With Dragons

Chapters: None

Pages: 448/1125

50%: about 114 pages away

When I first got back into this I was annoyed/disheartened by how disconnected I felt. As I read beyond certain people I got back into part  of what makes this series fun to read.

Hopefully, I can do an update in June about finishing or getting to 50% of at one of these books. I think more than likely I will get to 50% of A Dance With Dragons first.

 

 

 

 

Current Reading State: Cleansing

I give too much space to books that won’t do anything for me. I have noticed recently many examples that illustrate this point. For example, I was telling someone certain things about The Mortal Instruments series. I realized I know so much about the series even though I have not completed any of the books in the universe. This probably is not that bad considering the series came out around the time when I was still reading young adult books. The issue comes in when I went to the store a couple of days ago and saw the newest book. I knew about it because one of my email subscriptions talked about it. Why do I follow/subscribe to something that tells me about books I am trying to get away from?  One of the big issues in moving forward in my reading is cutting the ties that keep me connected to the toxicness in my reading.

Detoxing

In the past I have mostly focused on connecting-following more people who read what I like to read at the moment. I did not really put my sights on the opposite, cutting cords- disconnecting from the things that keep me connected to toxicness. I say toxicness because the little bit of fiction  (and some of the non-fiction) I’ve read so far this year is making me have reading slumps.

What I am doing so far to disconnect:

  • unsubscribing/unfollowing
  • managing the settings of places that can be converted
  • looking at the bad habits that keep me connected

Arguably, the biggest thing I have done so far is go through my email subscriptions (haven’t done this in years so know that it was time-consuming). Seeing how many company/blogs I subscribed to that are not where I am in my reading interests it is no wonder I had such a hard time moving on. I might do a post on the aftermath of doing this.