NaBloPoMo 15: The Joy of Reading

I can’t seem to finish a book anymore. I have favored the immediate gratification of eBooks lately, and am quick to shop (so Barnes & Noble loves me), but they seem to just pile up on my virtual nightstand.

I’ve tried a variety of genres, from romance to historical fiction, from inspirational to biography. I have even tried reading along with my son’s English class.

I blame the convergence of chemo brain, a busy schedule, an ever-decreasing attention span, my own writing and 100 other little things. There’s always an excuse.

I’ve noticed, too, the frequency with which I find my son sitting in front of the TV with his computer on his lap. Dual-sceening (or what that be duel-screening). It’s slipping into a problem and I am setting a less than stellar example.

So, just as soon as NaBloPoMo is over, I’m setting my sights on not just reading, but finishing a book a month!

I’m taking suggestions – for books and for finding the time. Virtual book club anyone? Let me know!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. phxross
    Nov 15, 2012 @ 10:38:41

    They are easy reads so I love “cozy mysteries”. Main characters repeat in books thus easier for chemo brain (or pain med brain in my case) to get easily engaged. I’ve read Joanne Flukes bakery mysteries and a series of good coffee house mysteries (and of course the author’s name is escaping me – pain meds and cold meds combined leave me on the couch cozy under a blanket – with Phoenix winter putting us in 60’s and cloudy – a rarity here so I’m getting comfy). If they at all interest anyone I’ll find my Kindle and get a bunch of author/series names.


  2. Susan
    Nov 15, 2012 @ 13:34:55

    I suggest enjoying your “book break”. Sometimes it’s good to take time away from something that you do all the time. When you are ready I am sure there are tons of things in your virtual nightstand to read on top of some great suggestions. XoXoXo-Susan


  3. Kathleen Hoffman, PhD
    Nov 15, 2012 @ 15:11:26

    Sounds like fun…I’m mostly a “brain candy” chicklit kind of gal…to help me finish a book, I sometimes read the end first…guess I’m not into suspense.


  4. Laura Temkin
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 07:09:52

    I have the same problem. A year from active treatment and I still have trouble reading a whole book! I did read all 3 hunger games books, not exactly intellectual but good characters and plot so it’s hard to put down. I’ve been missing that feeling too! I’ll join your virtual book club!


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