I'm an Editor in book publishing. All opinions are my own.
Fellow BookLikesers, I hit a serious reading slump.
My year had been going so well. By the end of March I was already ahead of target to achieve my annual reading goal of 120 copies, well on my way to a stellar reading year. Then . . .
What started it may have been that I read a couple books for work . . . and even though I liked them ok, I just didn't FEEL like reading those books, I was forcing myself to read them. Then I started A Feast for Crows, to try and stay ahead of the GOT show--I don't watch it, but wanted to keep up so if I heard spoilers for the show, I'd already be past that point in the books. The book is REALLY FREAKING SLOW. I was so bored out of my mind reading it that on my commute, I often chose to stare out the window of my train for 70 minutes rather than slog through another chapter.
I decided to set aside the Martin and come back to it later, but then had the ill fortune to choose a couple books in a row that were underwhelming enough I couldn't finish them.
Only recently did I start pulling myself together. Only now that I've finally started Shadow of Night do I finally feel right again. I feel the same interest and absorption I usually feel when I'm sucked into a story.
It's nice to have my groove back.