Today is the first of May. Which means that it’s almost 5 months since I last posted anything here at The Female Scriblerian. FIVE MONTHS! First of all, I can hardly believe that so much of 2014 has already sped by. Secondly, and most scary, I haven’t actually finished a whole book in all that time. I start reading them and then fade out, only to put them to one side and fail to pick them up again. I’m not sure what’s happening!
I have always gone through short phases where I didn’t feel like reading but, at most, they have only lasted a few weeks, maybe a month. So when I woke up this morning and realised it was the 1st of May I was genuinely surprised to realise how long my reading apathy has gone on. Mainly because I love to read, or I used to anyway!
The thing is, I have a growing pile of books on my dresser that I am totally inspired to read. I come out of the bookshop enthused but then somehow every day I realise that another evening has gone by and I haven’t picked up any of these supposedly tempting tomes. I have even cross-stitched a bookmark in the time it’s taken me not to finish a book. That has to be some kind of reading procrastination! Has anyone else ever gone through this? Are your books slowly turning into decorations rather than well-used items?
I’m really writing this as a way to get back into the blogging groove. Now that I’ve posted something I hope I’ll find it easier to keep posting, and maybe it will inspire me to actually finish one of the many books I have waiting! Fingers crossed anyway!