Recently I’ve been reading the latest book in Conn Iggulden’s ‘War of the Roses’ series, Bloodline. If you look back at my review of the first two books (Stormbird and Trinity) you’ll see that I absolutely loved them, and Bloodline is just as fast paced and intriguing…so how come it’s taken me over two weeks to get a little over half way through it?
Every time I read it I find myself whizzing through chapter after chapter as I get more and more engrossed, but I find that I don’t often feel like picking it up and reading (which for me is pretty crazy!). So I started wondering whether it’s maybe just because I’m not feeling particularly ‘historical fiction-y’ (yes, that’s a thing!) at the moment? I don’t know about other bookworms, but I seem to go through phases where I devour books of a certain genre (mostly fantasy, to be fair!), but can’t really get into books of another, and at the moment it seems to be historical fiction. It’s nothing about the book – in fact so far it’s a great book! – it’s about me and what I’m feeling like at the time. Put simply, I’m a mood reader, and it’s pretty damn inconvenient!
I have an extensive TBR list that I really want to work through, but sometimes the next one in the pile I’m just not feeling, and it’s super annoying! It definitely slows down my progress, and I often find myself buying even more books to try and accommodate my current mood.
So does anyone else ever feel like this? And if you do, what do you do about it? Should I abandon my current read part way through and come back to it? Or carry on, seen as I’ve come this far?