Readers Block

Have you ever had it? I don’t think it’s full blown drought because I have enjoyed reading a few bits here and there but I can’t seem to settle into reading anything at the moment. I have about 10 books that I have on the go at the moment, all of which *should* be books that I would enjoy but it’s the actual sitting down and getting in to it.

I’ve tried sitting on the sofa in front of the fire, reading before I fall asleep and / or when I wake up, when boredom strikes in the afternoon slump .. and nothing seems to be working. I start reading and then just get distracted or bored – not with the book but with the act of reading itself.

I know I need to get myself into a routine of sorts and ‘push’ through it asitwere, make myself read for 30 mins every day at a specific time and eventually it’ll come back .. I hope!

Have you ever suffered from this? Did it stop eventually? Any tips?!


365 Commenting Challenge 2018

Writing blog posts is only half of the job of a blogger – another part of the ‘job’ is to support other bloggers by liking and commenting on their blogs.  Nori over at ReadWriteLove28 is running the 365 Commenting Challenge again this year and I thought it would be a great way to support other bloggers, meet new friends and generally be involved in the community a little more!

The twist is that the aim is not to comment 365 times, but comment on 365 different blogs!  This is a really great challenge and something I think that everyone should be involved with, particularly newish bloggers like me – what a fab way to get lots of comments and meet new friends!

Nori has made things a little easier but providing a great Spreadsheet for you to track your comments – at the moment here are only 226 blogs listed so I will have to find other blogs to comment on but with all the wonderful blogs out there, shouldn’t be an issue!

Do make a point of commenting on all of the blog posts you read?



The Alphabet Soup Challenge 2018

So this one is mostly quite easy in that for most of the letters, I can use the books I plan to read anyway in 2018 .. the challenge comes with those pesky Q, X and Z letters that will likely get left for last and then panicked about in December .. although I shall try hard not to let that happen!

There are some letters that I think I pretty much have sorted due to the fact that they are being used for other challenges that I am doing – it’s great we can use books for multiple challenges!

A – Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

B – (The) Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

C – Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz

F – Fantastic Beasts and where to find them: Screenplay by J.K Rowling

G – (The) Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

L – Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

M – Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch

N – Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

R – Running Blind by Lee Child

S – (The) Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Virtue and Vice by Various Authors

U – Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

To see if I manage to read these and complete the rest of the alphabet, keep up to date here.