Audiobook Winner and Reading Slump

So my post-baby reading spike seems to be over. I started work again this week, and with my baby sleeping less during the day and me not nursing so much at night, I  just am not reading as much as I was in the beginning of the summer. I had hoped that I’d be able to keep up my blogging pace this year once Nate was here, but clearly that was a bit optimistic.

I am listening to Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin on audio, and it’s kind of a slog. I find it a little flat, even boring at times. And I am reading The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker which hasn’t stood a chance because I keep reading it when I get in bed and am already exhausted.

Hopefully my reading mojo will return soon. I need a real page-turner to get me back into it!

Meanwhile, I did pick a winner for the Jonathan Tropper audiobook giveaway: Congratulations to Anne, who won the copy of One Last Thing Before I Go.




  • September 14, 2012 - 6:45 am | Permalink

    I can’t imagine working, taking care of a baby (and two other kids) and reading enough to keep up a blog. Just do what you can – we’ll be here.

    • gayle
      September 14, 2012 - 9:31 am | Permalink

      Thanks, Kathy! That’s so nice of you to say. Takes the pressure off!

  • Susan
    September 14, 2012 - 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been extremely impressed with the pace you’ve kept up until now!

  • September 17, 2012 - 11:46 am | Permalink

    I feel like I’m in a reading slog too, but I can’t credit an adorable baby with it. I hope you find your way out of it soon. I really enjoyed Please Look After Mom (I read it in print), but the language was often stunted, so I can’t imagine it would be very good on audio.

    • gayle
      September 21, 2012 - 11:21 pm | Permalink

      Aw, thanks. Hopefully there are more fruitful reading times ahead for both of us!

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