Welcome to this week's Sunday Spotlight!
I have a very important topic to discuss. Have any of you ever been in the dreaded Book Funk?!
*cue the dun dun duunnn*
Well, I have and it totally sucks! A little background info on me... I'm a very active member on Goodreads. I love that site! I think it's the best thing since sliced bread! :D My tbr contains a total of 4,309 books. No joke. So when I decide to look for a new book to read, and I'm going through that massive number of books and I still come away thinking "I have nothing to read!" I know a book funk is looming. It's so depressing! Who's with me here!? I mean, how can I not be able to find a book to read with that many choices right?! It's like women obsessed with clothes looking in their closets saying "I have nothing to wear!" Ridiculous. But true.
So, what do we do about these awful book funks? Well, for me and my cohort Lindsay, we came up with a fun game we like to call the Kindle Coordinates Game. Basically, what we do is, she picks for me and I pick for her. We choose a page number on our kindles, then a collection number (if it lands on a page with collections) then a number 1-6 and that's the book we try.
Example: Page 13; Collection 4; (page 2 - if applicable) Book 6
Page 64; Book 3
This is a fairly new game and we've luckily only needed it to try to keep that dreaded book funk at bay a few times, but it's always fun. We even invoke the "redo" every now and then when a book just isn't what we're in the mood for. It's helped too! :)
Book Funk is a serious condition that we readers must rally against! If you are like me, reading time is precious and sacred, especially in today's hectic and crazy world. Laugh all you want, but I have two kids and a full time job so I don't always get to read when I want. I have to utilize my reading time to its full advantage! I don't want some pesky condition trying to steal my time with Knight (my kindle)!!! ;) I want to sit down and open a good book that will take me away to a fantasy land for a little while before reality comes a callin'.
So for all you avid readers out there who have had the misfortune of finding yourselves in a book funk a time or two, you are not alone! *hugs* And hopefully you have a reading buddy to support you in your time of need. Try Lindsay's and my Kindle Coordinates Game sometime! It's a fun way to find a book and maybe even do a buddy read! :-)