Monday, May 18, 2009

Oh those good old times!

Do you remember those wonderful times when you could sit down and read and read and forget everything around yourself until you had finished the book? When nothing disturbed you and you kept reading?

I certainly do and I have to admit I'm pretty sad I haven't been able to do this in the past. True, the read-a-thon in April was an exception, but for years before that and ever since? Nothing! I just can't. I might sit down and read a bit, but then I remember something else and it distracts me. This whole dreaded situation has caused my reading to stagnate significantly. I no longer read a couple books a week, I can be happy when I read one book a week, even if it is a romance (which are fast reads for me).

I can't even concentrate on the reading I am supposed to do for university. My mind is a mess! I am so annoyed by myself and my stupidity, I can't describe it. I'm lacking the words!

I really miss the old times when I sat down on my couch with a book and started reading and after 5 minutes at the latest I had completely forgotten everything around me. I sometimes didn't even hear my Mom calling me for dinner! I would give a lot for getting back to this point where I could concentrate on something.

How about you? Have you ever been in a similar situation or are you right now ina similar situation? What did you do to get out of that?



  1. Kathrin,

    I'm afraid it's called growing up. Too many responsibilities; too much life. It's been years since I've been able to do that kind of reading. Like you, I wouldn't hear my Mom calling. Once in a while now, I can escape, and never hear Jim, but it's never for the length of an entire book, like it used to be.

    The good old days. (sigh)


  2. Oh now that sucks, Lesa! I want to be young again and be able to read for hours without noticing it! My reading right now is really bad and it is annoying me a lot...

  3. I can't escape into a book like I used to either. I find that I can't sit still that long anymore because I often feel like I should be doing something else! So, I will do a necessary thing, read for a bit, repeat...

  4. That's what I'm doing as well, Kailana. I wished we could go back in time, though, and just escape! *sigh*