Thursday, July 21, 2011

Reader's Block.

So if writers get writers block, is it called readers block when readers find them self up against a wall?

My normal rate for reading is three days or so for one book. I cracked open a fun paranormal book last week and although it's catchy, I'm not fully caught, yet. So I thought well maybe I'm more in the mood for a strong muscular sexy kilted Scottish man and his romance. I went to my lolarific bookshelf and picked up a book I'd saved for a rainy day. I expected to love this book from the first page on. Sadly I didn't. The book didn't seem to have a beginning to me. I felt like I was just thrust into the middle part of a story. This was a first book, so it wasn't that I was going into the middle of a series. Even then if it had, I've read series books that start out better. It may be that the rest of the book is better and that's where I feel like I've hit my wall. Hence readers block. Does anyone else out there ever have this happen to them? Where you want to read, you have plenty of genre's to choose from but you just feel like "blah" when it comes to reading? I don't know if it's just all the random stress I have going on in my personal life or if I've possibly burnt myself out on reading for a bit. Okay well it's not the second, because I'll never burn out on books. Trust me I have 28 years of experience behind that. Lol. So let's just go with possible outside stress.

Still I ask, does anyone else ever get readers block?


  1. Hi Loralific!

    Yes, it does happen. But then an interesting book comes along and you find yourself immersed in it in no time!

    All the best!

  2. Oh yes it happens. Fortunately as long as you don't push yourself, it goes away quickly. I've had book after book after book that need reviews and sometimes that does wear you out. Just relax and you'll be looking at books in no time at all. ;)

  3. I gave myself a short break and just relaxed for awhile and then I picked up a totally different genre of book and it's been a nice change of pace. The writing style is unique and I'm trying to finish it up so I can report back here and review it and tell you guys all about it!