24 Books in 2016 - Off the Rails

"Off the Rails" sadly does not refer to a title of a book.

So many books, so little time & motivation

Remember how I made the goal to read 24 books this year, equating to two books per month? If not, don't worry, because I've hardly remembered it either for the last month and a half. Why, you ask?

Life events
A lot of good things have been going on in my circle of friends and family, and I've participated in those happy events instead of reading. Whoops. I got to watch my cousin marry the love of his life (and see Tadd look dang spiffy as a groomsman), visit my friends' new baby boy on the day he was born, and celebrate my best friend's bridal shower (my other best friend's bridal shower is this month, too, FYI). Those are all things I will remember forever and be extremely glad I was there for, so I think joyous life events are a legitimate excuse to be behind on my reading.

When you italicize the word, "laziness" doesn't look so bad, huh? Aside from all that celebrating, I have simply fallen out of the reading mood. To my credit, I stayed in a reading mood for over a year, and that's something, right? I have stacks of books in my home, waiting to be read (see above photo of sad, unread books), and I can't drum up the gumption to read any of them. Last month, I started - and quit - two different books because I could not maintain an interest in them. My current interests lie in being outside and obsessing over "Game of Thrones" and "Trailer Park Boys." Hopefully this reading apathy is just a phase, because I truly enjoy reading, and I enjoy writing book reviews here on Hipster's Hollow. Fingers crossed I find my mojo once again!

What do you do when you fall out of a reading mood? I'd love to hear your suggestions as to how to dive back into reading. Comment below!

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  1. I'm with you there! x_x I don't think I'm going to reach my goal, but one can dream! I'm totally obsessing over GoT right now too! <3

    This isn't the same, but I have a hell of a lot of driving to do, so I recently started listening to audiobooks. It's not the same, but...still better than nothing? :D?




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