Can’t Get Out of My Head

You know, I think I sort of understand where reading slumps come from now. Over the weekend, in order to fulfill my January obligation for the #UltimateReadingChallenge I picked up an old favorite I haven’t read in a few years. I did not expect to read it in half a day nor did I expect to cry my eyes out the whole time I was reading it either. Now I’m at the point where I should be moving on to a new book but I can’t get this one out of my head long enough! And then you start comparing what you just read to what you’re currently trying to read and it’s just so hard.

A friend suggested that I read another book by the same author to help tide me over from this high. Such a good idea right?? But when you’ve read every book an author has ever written, how do you even choose?? So now, not only do I have one of her books stuck in my head but I’m so indecisive that I can’t choose a different one. Usually when this happens, I turn to Netflix and end up getting into a show I can binge for a while. But then the same thing occurs again once the show is over! It’s truly a never ending cycle.

Another thing I like to do when I feel a slump coming on is turn to a completely different genre. For example, from contemporary to fantasy. Usually, a good fantasy book is able to perk me right out of it. I actually read and finished a fantasy I had left open for many weeks before I binge read this contemporary and had every intention of leading right into said book but I remembered my challenge and how there is not a lot of January left so I took a detour. Well that detour caused an accident figuratively speaking, lol.

That’s pretty much all I have for today. Clearly, I just can’t be original enough to think more originally like I usually do on Mondays. Hopefully this new book I’ve so far read the prologue of, jump starts my brain out of the previous book fog it’s lost in.

Happy Monday!

27 thoughts on “Can’t Get Out of My Head

    1. It’s called Double Standards by Judith McNaught. Romance novel that was written in 1984, so before tropes and the like were a thing. I adore it. It wasn’t always sad tears either. I cried a lot of happy ones in between and by the end, haha. Judith McNaught is my favorite! πŸ™‚ Thanks for asking Shalini!

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      1. Oh yes.. I remember reading quite a few books by her in the 1990s. She has written some good ones. I had a couple of books by her a year ago, when I donated my entire collection…
        A good author I agree, though I don’t remember this book.
        Some books are like that…. They stay on and on
        What fantasy are you reading

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        1. Yes! She was my first foray into romancelandia and since then I’ve acquired every book she’s ever written in my physical collection. She’s like in her 90’s now and no longer writes but she’s always my go to when I want to just read something I know is going to be really good.
          I just finished Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet before reading Double Standards. I didn’t feel like reading Heart on Fire so I started a book called Blackbird by Molly McAdams.

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  1. I was thinking this morning about this dilemma. I wonder if there are other authors similar to her that you might enjoy? It’s so hard for me as well! Books or shows, gets me every time. The constant comparing is nerve racking! ❀ I hope you enjoy this one you’ve picked up. 😘

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    1. Haha. I’ve tried that before and I haven’t quite found someone who can compare to the way that she writes yet. It’s so crazy. Shouldn’t be this hard but it is! Thank you. I hope I do too!

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  2. I don’t think I’ve read that one… I might have to add it to my list if it made you cry. I love books that bring out emotions. I just read one of hers and wasn’t impressed… oh wait I haven’t finished it yet because I’m not happy with either character, I don’t like them. That’s rare for me. I’ve been on a kick of re-reading Jude Deveraux and of course tackling my Christmas pile. I’ve also picked up my Laruell K Hamilton’s, Anita Blake series again so I’m pushing my limits on reading material. Just writing this makes me want to go read.

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    1. Oooh which book if you don’t mind me asking? They can be cheesy for sure but I attribute that to the time period in which they were published, lol. I tried Anita Blake. Twice. I can’t get past like the 2nd or 3rd book, haha. I still need to read the Jude Deveraux you recommended. It’s on my list!

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      1. Anita Blake books got good (IMO) around book four or five, I’m invested(And have most of them on the shelf) and will therefore read them all. The Judith book is “Paradise” I actually bought it by accident on my kindle.(haha don’t ask how I managed that) Jude Deveraux is my go to when I need to decompress. As is now, I’ve got about three paperbacks on the go. If I’m not going to read a book a second time I drop it off at my neighbors “little library”.

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        1. Ah. I loved Paradise but I’m biased cause I love all her writing. Kinda like your stories ;). It’s always nice to have that one author you can always turn to that will make you feel good about reading again or anything in your life really. I hope the Anita Blake books continue being good for you! I’ve definitely heard mixed reviews as the series continues on.

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          1. I think every author get’s mixed reviews, deserved or not, there will always be people who criticize. There are a lot of mixed reviews on the AB series and I can honestly see where they come from, there are some eye rolling and cringe moments. I can also see where the praise fits in too. Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake was the first erotic series I ever read (Still reading off and on over the past eight years, the erotic part comes in after or during book five I think), she was the one that led me to want to read erotica and to write more than just romancy-romance πŸ˜‰

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            1. Thats true. Thats actually a reason why I like reading reviews, usually after I finish a book, to see what people liked and disliked and if I had some common ground with both sides. I can’t think of who was my first author of erotica but now you want me going back and seeing if I can remember, lol.
              Your inspiration shows cause your writing definitely shines! πŸ™‚

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  3. Hey Nel! Sorry I have been out of pocket all week. Sorry for the book hangover. I can’t remeber if you read the BDB books by JR Ward. If so did you know she just released another of the spin off from that series. I don’t really consider it a spin off since it is deeply intwined with the other. If you are looking for a good mystery try Wendy Roberts. She has a new series that has two books in it that are pretty good.

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    1. It’s okay! I’ve been keeping up with your fun adventures on Facebook. Looks like you’re having a ton of fun! 😊 The last BDB book I read was the 6th one I think. They got to be really repetitive for me. I’ll check out Wendy Roberts for sure! Thanks for the rec, girly β™₯️

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  4. I needed a break so have been reading a bunch of children’s books (ages 8 to 13). I can read each one in about an hour, give or take. When I need a break, I have been playing mah-jong on my computer and swimming. Everyone has their own thing.

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    1. Awww! That’s cute! Children’s books are probably a great mind cleanse. Mah-jong?? Are you good at that? And yes, swimming is definitely a relaxing refresher. πŸ™‚

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  5. Book/show hangovers are just… they’re great but they’re also awful… I mean, there aren’t many books/shows that manage to drag me into a hangover but when they do, it’s just all-consuming and means they were just so captivating! But the hangovers do make me feel at a total loss at the same time… (quite like with booze πŸ˜€ ) 0 just sitting there, staring into space, feeling sorry and thinking- what next? πŸ˜€

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    1. Yes! great and awful at the same time! I get more TV show hangovers than I do books most of the time. Hahaha yes! Great analogy! I literally have the moments where I just stare off into space like what did I just do with my life and what do I do now!

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