So I’m still recovering from being sick last week, and I’m reading The Girl at Midnight and I’m halfway through. I’m enjoying the writing, the beautiful New York setting, and Echo’s snark, but help! I don’t think I’m taking anything in.
I also read Split Second by Kasie West on the weekend and couldn’t even tell you what happened there. Is it because I’m sick and I have brain fog? Is it the book’s fault that it’s not engaging me? Or is it because I’m probably not in the right mood for it?
I don’t blame the book though, because in all other cases, it totally seems up my alley. But I need to review it, and I don’t think it would be fair if I pushed through without taking anything in. But I’ve come so far, about 60% of the way through, so I don’t know whether to continue and struggle with my review, put it down and pick it up when I’m better, or to do something else *gazes longingly at Netflix*.
Does anyone else relate to this, in particular those of you in reading slumps or simply have a lot on your mind? Would the right book be able to pull you in and break through the fog?
I’m sorry book, but it’s not you, it’s me.
What do you do when a book just isn’t engaging you?
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