I’m not quite certain why, but I’ve been very A.D.D. with my reading lately. I’ll get a hankering to read something, right.this.very.minute, start it, and twenty pages later, feel the urge to start something else. Thus, I’ve had about four books going in current rotation for the past week or so. A co-worker of mine has stated that she doesn’t understand how I can read more than one book at a time. I’ve found the secret to be reading books that are of different genres. For example, my current reads have been a travel/memoir, a food-lit/memoir, a romance, and a young adult title. There’s no way I could read, say, three romances at one time. The characters would start to overlap in my brain, and I’m certain I would have trouble remembering what story-line I was following. I find it to be much easier if the books are a wide variety of topics…no way to get the dashing heros confused that way!
I’ve also, in my A.D.D.ish-ness, been having trouble finishing books. Which, I must say, is really odd for me. I’m usually a finisher. I returned three books to the library today, that I wasn’t done with, and they didn’t have to be returned today. I don’t know why exactly–I just didn’t feel any interest in finishing them. I have actually finished some titles though–some really good ones, at that, along with one really bad one. I keep starting to write my reviews of them, and then get bloggy A.D.D…. and well, as you can see, they’ve never been completed.
*sigh* Maybe it’s this cold, dreary weather. All our snow from last weekend finally melted off, only to be arriving again tomorrow. Maybe it’s the fact that my husband is acting like an ass. Maybe it’s the fact that I had an absolute hell week at work- only to be pulled in to work on Saturday as well, so it doesn’t even feel like I’ve gotten a weekend. Maybe it’s the fact that my kids are reallllly testing me lately. Or maybe it’s just because I’m out of chocolate almond ice cream. That’s probably it.
Does anyone else suffer from bookish A.D.D.? Bloggy A.D.D.? Or am I alone in my ailments?