Friday, October 22, 2010

Blog Hopping!

Hi everyone! If you're over from Jennifer's Book Blog Hop welcome and thanks for stopping by.
Book Blogger Hop
This weeks hop question is:
Where is your favorite place to read?

I don't really have a favorite place to read. All the furnature in my apartment is pretty crappy. I guess if I had to pick a place it would have to be on my bed, but not laying normal ways. If I am reading or watching TV on my bed I lay with my head at the end of my bed. I don't know why. Change of scenery I guess?

Now for an update into my bookish life:
This week has been pretty dull as far as reading goes. I read A Streetcar Named Desire for one of my classes, but didn't manage to finish anything else. I feel like I've been reading the same book for weeks now and having recently rediscovered crocheting and just started watching Doctor Who, so reading has kind of fallen to the side this week.

I'm currently reading Great Houses, and while I'm enjoying it I'm having a hard time finishing it. I love Nicole Krauss, and this isn't an exception, but I am not enjoying being defeated by a 280 page novel. I'm waiting for a copy of The Unbearable Lightness of Being to make its way back to the CPL. I'm hoping that some familiar words will get me back into the swing of things.

I feel like I've seen a lot of other bloggers in similar slumps lately. What about you?


Anonymous said...

I'm still reading a lot, but you're right, Sarah, I've heard other bloggers say they're in a reading slump.

I've got a shelf full of books to read so I'm trying to keep up to speed.

I hope you're enjoying yourself with all the other things you are doing!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Hopping...enjoy the weekend and the question.

Stop by my blog for my answer to the question of the week.

mel u said...

Interesting post-I found your blog via the book blog hop and am stopping by to say hello

Mel u

Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

I also love reading in bed. I'll have to try it swapped the other way round :)

Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books

Yvonne said...

Hopping by to say hello!

I love reading in bed. That's my favorite place to be. LOL

I was afraid I was going into a book slump but I got out of it. Now, though, I've been reading the same book for what feels like forever and I want to move on.

readerbuzz said...

I'm stopping in to say hello. I can read anywhere, but I love to read in my reading room.

bookaddict4real said...

I can relate to feeling like I've read the same book forever!Hopefully you'll get through Great Houses

Shan said...

Apartments are hard to find good reading spots, not as much options. I only have one in mine.

I hope you get out of your slump soon, I'm in a mild one. I have Great House sitting in my pile.

Here's my blog hop

TheBookishSnob said...

Happy HOP! I read mainly on my bed because its the most comfortable and blessedly quiet place in my house :) I go through reading slumps sometimes where the books I try to read just don't spark it for me. It doesn't last too long thank goodness. Happy reading!
Come HOP over to The Bookish Snob

jewelknits said...

I just pulled out of a slump a few weeks ago; I just couldn't get into any of the books I started, no matter how good they were. But now I'm back into the swing .. it's all cyclical. :)

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

redhead said...

if i read in bed, i find myself getting super comfy, then feeling kinda tired. . .then i put the book down for just a second, and i'll just close my eyes for just a moment.

and then it's morning.

so i read laying on the comfy sofa on sitting in the kitchen where the light is the best.

I too am in a bit of a reading slump. I'm blaming the weather.

Judith Leger said...

Blog Hopper and Friday Follow here!

My answer is in the cozy two-seater chair in my living room. It's so comfy!

Follow Friday answer: I am reading Black Magic Lover by Cynthia Cooke, Harlequin Nocturne paperback.!/judithleger!/pages/Jud...

MJ said...

Hopping by from the blog hop. I'm lucky that my apartment has a little room just perfect for reading, so that is where I curl up most of the time. I also read on my bed a lot. I see your icon for a 24 hour readathon. How was that? It sounds like fun!

Jinky said...

Stoppin' by from the Hop. Congrats on making your 50 books goal and there's 1.5mos left! ~I'm a new follower (Wonder Woman) and hope you'll return the favor. --Have a great weekend!

Come by and visit me... I've got a giveaway going on.
Jinky is reading

Ellie said...

Hopping by - I'm a new follower. I quite often read upside-down in bed too, it seems more comfy, somehow, to have the book at the end of the bed and my feet stuck under the pillow! And I love the variety of the books over here, it's so nice to come across a really eclectic book blog...
Stop by to see me if you get chance!
Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl

Ellie said...

Okay, I'll amend that last comment - I WILL be a new follower once I stop getting that stupid no-display error message that sometimes takes over the 'Follow' page when Blogger's throwing a tantrum. I'll keep trying! :-)

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Hopping by to say Hi! I've read a lot lately but having problems getting the reviews written! Must be that time of year!

Emily said...

I've been in a bit of a slump too. I am in the middle of reading The mists of Avalon, which is really long, and it seems like I can't do anything else until I get that out of the way. It's definitely been affecting my posting frequency. I did manage to get one review up this week, but that's about it.

I just noticed your list of 2010 books on your sidebar. That's really impressive. 50 books! And they aren't a bunch of easy ones either. That's one of the things I like about your blog. You read a real variety of good books, so your blog never gets boring.

Happy reading, and good luck getting out of your slump!

-Emily @ Reading While Female

Ashley said...

Hey! Stoping by from the blog hop. I'm following you now!

Would love it if you followed me too:

Joann said...

Yeah I have seen many in a slump, 2 suggestions, try something totally new to you or just take some time off, see if that helps!!

Deepali said...

Your post reminded me of who much I love to read before I sleep - and I didnt mention this in my post about the hop!
- Dee, on the Hop from e-Volving Books

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I end up reading in bed quite a bit myself...I love my bedroom and try to make it as cozy and relaxing as possible :) I'm not in a slump right now...but I have stacks of essays that did not get graded last week :( I'll have to tackle those next week so I imagine I'll have to put my books down for a few days :(
Have fun hopping around this weekend!

detweilermom said...

I read in bed because there is no other place in our house that I can be beside myself. I need quiet and no distractions.

Mandy said...

Hi there! I love reading outdoors in the summer. But living in Canada means I curl up on my chaise lounge during the winter months. I am a new follower from the hop. Come and visit me at

Steph said...

I hear you. I just got a 600-plus page ARC and it is terrifying me just sitting on my desk.
One of the perks on all this is the compact novel
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