Monday, June 26, 2017

Looking for the perfect summer read

I've been in a major reading slump for almost a year.  I work in a library so you'd think I would be able to find something to read.  I bring books home, start reading, and then stop reading. Nothing seems to holds my interest.  Books that everyone else enjoys I'm only so-so with them.  My night stand looks like a mini library.

This past weekend there was an enormous used book sale held at one of the local middle schools.  I love going to this event.  The building is filled to the brim with books.  It is  fun to browse all the tables full of books.  After the time I've spent purging clutter, I am much more selective of what comes home with me.  Most of what I do buy I will re-donate for next year's sale.

The Martha Stewart book and the Still Life with Chickens will be passed on to my sister.  I think the book that has the most potential to stay for awhile is the Wildflowers guide.  It is in great condition and even had a bonus of a pressed leaf.

I'm going to clear off my night stand and only leave the books I want to try and read on it.  Hopefully I will find that one book where the characters become my best friends and I never want the story to end.  I think that's part of the issue, my expectations are too high.

At least the crocheting hasn't hit a slump like the reading.  I'm still working on my summer blanket and I made a set of 4th of July coasters.

I've made this pattern before and love it.  It's on Ravelry - Ombre Crochet Coasters.  The cotton yarn helps soak up the condensation on cold drinks.  Plus crocheting coasters is so satisfying, a quick project I can finish!

Well, summer is in full swing at our house.  So far I've not been able to rally these two to do a summer purge of their rooms.  They don't get as excited as I do with the clutter clearing.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit, Lisa


  1. I was in a reading slump for quite awhile. Just could NOT settle on a book.

    I picked up A Man Called Ove. It was good and I finished it in a little over a day.

    Hope your slump ends soon.

  2. huh! you work at a library and you are in a slump. I say read outside of your normal genre. I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Martian and other not my genre books that made me crave more.

    Pick a book that gets over a 3.5 on goodreads and a non literary one for the fastest reading.

    The Nightingale was fantastic, an easy read and lots of plot with some twists that I did not expect (and I an guess them all).

    1. I know, it's sad. I bring tons of books home. I think I'm just being too picky. I want that one captivating novel that I never want to stop reading. I do listen to audio books. My drive to work is about 30 minutes and that's a wonderful time to listen to books. I will give the Nightingale a try.