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Where Have I Been?

*Blows the dust off of blog* Wow! Has it really been a month since I last posted? That was surely unintentional. Let’s face it. I’m kind of a homebody, so it’s not like I was gallivanting around town and having adventures. What really happened?

I hit a reading slump. That dreaded reading slump.

I knew it was bound to happen. I’d read so many amazing books back to back to back. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. Matched by Ally Condie. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (review to come shortly). What were the chances that I would pick up a fifth book that was equally amazing as the ones I read recently? Don’t get me wrong. I am actually enjoying my current read, Timeless by Alexandra Monir. The time travel aspects are cool, especially since it takes place during a time I’ve not read much about, the Gilded Age, and the atmosphere Monir creates during the moments in the past is wonderful. But, I also find it easy to put down for reasons I can’t quite figure out. It’s not the kind of book that makes me want to curl up and attempt to read it in one sitting. I’ll post more on Timeless once I finish the book and ruminate about what didn’t quite work for me. Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever started a book that sent you into a sort of reading slump? Which book was it?

It would be dishonest of me to say that this one book was the sole cause of my reading slump though. Perhaps the greater of the two factors would be my obsession with the TV show Eureka.

Eureka is science fiction and comedy and drama and romance. It’s wildly imaginative and incredibly character driven. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever had to pleasure to watch. And let’s just say, when it comes to Eureka, it’s one of the few times when I would actually encourage someone to put a book down and watch TV. The final season of the show is currently being aired, so the boyfriend and I had a Eureka marathon over the past two weeks.

During my unexpected time off from blogging, I realized how much I missed it though. I missed discovering new books that made me want to stay up past my bedtime. I missed writing about books. And I especially missed reading other book bloggers’ posts. Speaking of other book bloggers’ posts, I just took a peek at my Google Reader…Over 1,000 unread posts! I guess it’s a good thing I have Tuesday off. 1,000 unread posts? Bring it on!