Remember my post about distractions? Well, I’ve decided why I’ve let myself become distracted in February. It’s because I don’t like to be told what to read, lol.
This month I had three books I needed to get read for various reasons.
- My friends and I are hosting a party for Ally Condie to celebrate Reached and so I needed to have it read by February 22. That’s only two days from now. Guess what I haven’t done? Yeah, I haven’t even started it.
- My book club’s book this month is The Scarlet Pimpernel. I adored the movie with Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews and I’ve wanted to read this book for such a long time. My book club meets tomorrow. Yeah, I’m only 7% done with the book.
- I wanted to show my support for Jessica at Books: A True Story with her Star Wars month and read a book. I love the Star Wars books I’ve read in the past and I know I’ll enjoy the book I chose to read, especially since I’ve already read it and I wanted to read it again so I could finish the trilogy. Yeah, I haven’t even started that book either.
I know I haven’t started/finished any of these because I have to read them on a time schedule. It reminds me too much of my high school days and being forced to read books for a grade. I hardly ever read the books assigned in class (only three that I can remember). With all the others books, I just failed that portion of the class or used the movies and Cliff Notes to help me get at least a passing grade. For shame, I know.
Sadly, I feel like I’m going into another reading slump because I’m trying to “force” myself to read these books by the time I need to. I don’t want to be in a slump again because I enjoy reading too much. So, I’ve decided to follow one of my main bookish goals for this year and quit forcing myself to read anything. I’m going to read what I want when I want.
Because of this, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’m going to have to spoil myself about Reached so I can still participate in my party on Friday. And, now I just need to decide if I keep going to book club or not. I love the people in my club and I love spending time with them, but if I’m not going to read the books, then it may not be plausible to go anymore. Sigh.