Monday Mash-Up #054 Let’s Talk About Reading Slumps

We’ve all been through it.  Those feelings of wanting to read something, anything, yet everything just, well, sucks.  That was my week; I hit the reading slump hard.

It took me off-guard.  This past week offered snow storms, power outages, and freezing temperatures, a combo that practically screams for me to curl up on the couch with a giant pot of tea and some good reading.  But every time I picked up a book or my kindle, I read about 10 pages and just couldn’t go on.  Sunday, the tide seemed to turn.  I flew through the one book I managed to finish this week, and made some progress on a nonfiction.  Which leads me to my one review for the week……

The Yard by Alex Grecian — 3.5 out of 5 stars

One of my choices for my January “New Year, New Series” theme.  And I can honestly say the lower rating is definitely a case of “it’s not you, it’s me.”  While the last 200 pages grabbed my attention and I couldn’t read them fast enough, the first 200 left me feeling confused and irritated.  There are a lot of characters that are introduced at a pretty quick pace, as well as several changes in the point of view.  I just couldn’t connect with the main characters until later on, but see my note above.  I already have book two, The Black Country, so I guess when I read that one I’ll know for sure if it was really the slump talking or if this series is only just “not bad.”


Here’s to getting over our reading slumps!  Have a great week, and Happy Reading!!

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