Sunday Salon: Reading ADD

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Remember that big test I had to take?  I passed!!!  It's such a relief to have that out of the way, and I'm hoping that everything starts returning to a little bit of normalcy around here! Just give me another six months and I will have my own license in my field. Woo hoo!

It's funny because my last few posts have been about how I really haven't been reading much lately. And I haven't, truly. BUT, I do feel like if I added together all the pages I've read, I MUST have still read a couple books' worth. I have had such insane reading ADD! I have started so many books and then get bored anywhere from 30-100 pages in. Some have become DNF's and some have been set aside only for the time being. It's sort of crazy. Anyway, I guess I'll try to post one of the DNF's soon since it fits in with the theme of October books.

In related news, my hubby and I are reading Heart Shaped Box together (each on our nooks) to have a horror book read-a-long. I remember reading a few reviews of this before but can't remember what the consensus was. I initially refused to read it because I thought I'd be terrified. Now I'm about 75 pages in and feeling like it's cheesy... BUT this might be a defense mechanism protecting myself from getting scared, LOL. Who knows. We were going to try It but I thought with my reading dynamics lately we'd be better sticking to a small book. We have tried this at least a couple times before (Dracula last year, The Passage the year before that) and I have never finished one... I'm trying really hard to stay interested in this year's read, LOL.

Hope everyone has a great week!

P.S. I'm still trying to catch up on your blogs and get back to a normal schedule of blog reading.


Megan said...

Congrats on passing your test!

I hate the whole reading ADD thing where you feel like you can't really settle into reading any one thing. Hope you find something that will keep your interest soon. :)

Juju at Tales of said...

I LOVE that you and your hubs do this together!!!!!
Good luck!

And I loooooooooove your new Jenny Reading picture!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I really liked Heart-Shaped Box! I listened to it on audio, and about a third of the way through I thought "wow this feels a lot like Stephen King" before I learned that Joe Hill was his son. Apple didn't fall too far from that tree! Congrats on the test too! You have a good reason to have reading ADD I think.

Jenners said...

Yay for you passing your test!!! That is wonderful..

And I love that you are doing a husband-wife readalong. That was a good book if I remember.

Ti said...

Yay on the successful test taking!

I could never read a book with The Hub. First off, he is not a reader so it would take forevah to get it read!

softdrink said...

Congratulations! On passing the test and marrying someone who reads. :-D

I got through IT by focusing on the cheese. It's an excellent strategy.

Marie said...

Congratulations on your test! :-)

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

Congratulations on passing your test!!! So awesome!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Way to go! I am reading The Passage now and with my issues with reading, I need some luck to get through it. But I am really enjoying it so I hope to not lose focus.

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