Beyond Books

Rambling Reader: I’m not dead!

I have not read a full book since August 25. I didn’t read anything in September. I can’t remember the last time I went more than a month without finishing a book. Or reading. Heck, even when I had laser eye surgery I still got 4 books into the month!

I have been 100 pages into The Book Thief since August. Not because I am not enjoying it but because I can’t focus on reading anything these days. Nothing. I can get 3 pages into a book and then start feeling very anxious and antsy and I need to be doing something else. I just can’t relax, sit still and read for any length of time these days.

I hope to be back on the reading wagon soon, but until I can get this weird restlessness under control I don’t know when that will be.

I’m not doing nothing though! I’m continuing my Publishing Certificate program and am taking Sales & Marketing for Book Publishers this semester. It’s pretty interesting and fun so far. I totally geeked out when I learned about the 4 parts of an ISBN. I knew there were publisher indicators but I didn’t know about the other 3 indicators! Woot! I’m also continuing to train myself to jog (though I haven’t been out there in a couple of weeks) and am doing a bunch of other fitness classes that are making me feel so much better both physically and mentally. On top of that there’s my full-time job which is actually a lot more insane than normal due to a whole bunch of factors (none of them positive) and I just don’t have time or head space for much else. Including blogging.

I felt sort of odd not having updated this blog in over a month so I thought I’d just put this up here for now to feel a little better. Also – Halloween theme! Because, you know, it’s OCTOBER and my favourite month.

Hope you’re doing ok, Internet. I miss you.


  • Jenny

    I miss you and your reading Cat, but I know ALL about not forcing yourself to read. I think the break will do you good!

  • Ann @ Blogging-Profits-Unleashed

    Get well soon Ms. Cat! We will be waiting for you.. Have a happy Halloween! 🙂

    • Cat

      I have never liked audio books and I can’t seem to follow a story if I am just listening to it. Even if I am watching TV or movie, if I can’t see the faces on the screen, I don’t seem to register what they are saying. So just listening to someone tell a story that I am not reading myself is difficult for me. 🙁

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