I have a confession.
I haven't read a book in a month.
Well, it hasn't quite been a month yet. The last book I read was Moonglass by Jessi Kirby on my flight home from Costa Rica on 8/20. So I'm not quite at a month, but I'm pretty much there.
A month. This is pathetic.
Part of this is because I am trying to spend as much of my free time as possible working on my WIP. I'm really serious about my birthday deadline, and I want to make sure I spend all the time I can on my writing. I'm also going to sleep earlier because I get up earlier for work this year...and I've been tired. So there hasn't been as much free time in my day.
But I also have a huge stack of books to read and I'm having a hard time getting super excited about picking any of them up. One of them is Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which I have heard nothing but rave reviews about. But I look at it and just...walk by. I have Beauty Queens, which I have heard is hilarious. I have Supernaturally, which is the sequel to a book I loved. I have six books from the library and countless e-galleys on my iPad and...nothing. Nothing is getting me pumped up.
It has been years since I've gone this long without reading a book, and I hate it! I'm a big reader, as you can tell from my book list. But look how short my 2011 list is. I read 31 books in January of 2009 alone, so 36 for this entire YEAR? Shameful. I need to do something about this.
Do you ever suffer from a reading funk like this? What do you do to shake yourself out of it? Re-read an old favorite? Pick something at random? Go outside of your comfort zone? Read a short book?
I'd really rather not get to an official month with no reading...that's just embarrassing. Do you have a good recommendation for me? Any tips? I need help, friends!