“We’re a sorrowful species. Worse still, when we let ourselves believe we are suffering alone.”
“The joy of reading is in the rereading; this is where you get to know the world and characters in deep and rewarding fashion.” – Walter Mosley
All right, I confess. What I thought would never happen finally happened to me this year.
I got stuck in a reading slump.
This nerdy sickness was like a sneaky thief. It started with me taking much longer than usual to finish reading a single book because I got easily distracted by other things. And then before I knew it, I just didn’t feel like picking up anything from my TBR pile. Gawd, imagine the horror!
For me, a reading slump is definitely an EMERGENCY. I don’t mind reading slowly for a change. What alarmed me was that the thought of reading any new book did not excite me – not like the way it used to. In this situation, I was a damsel in distress. How could I bring back the passion and excitement for reading? (Pardon the theatrics. I can be such a drama queen. Haha.)
Here’s the funny thing: When I needed saving from books, I was actually rescued…by other books.
“If people wanted to stand up for themselves or protect their loved ones or do what they believe in their hearts is the right thing to do, then they would do it. If they wanted to be heroic, they would find ways to be heroic, even without supernatural powers.”
“It is hard to describe loss to someone who has never experienced it, impossible to explain all the ways it changes you. But for those who have, not a single word is needed.”
“Things are or they are not. If you want something, it means you do not have it, it means that you do not believe it is there, which means it will never be there. That which you call magic is simply not allowing the world to be other than as you will it.”
“She understood the hurt, too. The fear that there was something intrinsically wrong with you to make the people who were supposed to love you leave. The way that fear either hardened you or destroyed you. It had turned into a sort of armor for her, another weapon in her arsenal.”
Hullo, everyone! My beautiful fellow proud feminist, Irena @booksandhottea, nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award. For those of you who are wondering what it is about, here are the rules:
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