Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Julia muses: Because I am a Reader

I'm in a reading slump. There is no getting around it. I just don't have the time (or when I do the want) to read. I've been working a lot, dreaming of traveling, getting as much moneys worth as I can a month with my Netflix account. I guess we all need a break from time to time.

But really does the act of reading ever leave us? I've had real life examples lately where it doesn't. Because I am a reader, it's hard for me to enjoy some of the Netflix shows I've been watching. Because I've read history. I know what really happened, and I know what Hollywood would need to do to that to make a good story.

Because I am a reader, it's hard for me to picture a person who doesn't read as much as me. Who doesn't seep in all the new vocabulary and start using it in their day to day lexicon. I've noticed myself having to define words a lot more lately. Some of them, sure I guess they are a little antiquated and I can understand people not knowing them who don't live their lives in the pages of historical fiction. But others I can't even remember where I've picked them up. Just don't ask me to spell them.

Because I am a reader, even though I am in a slump, the books never truly leave m. And that is kind of an awesome thing.


  1. I've been going through a bit of a slump myself. I think it's partly due to not reading anything that excites me lately, but also because I've just been too exhausted to make the time lately. Sometimes a break is just what we need to get back into a groove! I've found listening to audio books to help me, too. And I definitely know what you mean about books never really leaving you . . . I use lots of "big words" that startle others, too. :)

  2. Your post struck a chord with me. Because I am a reader, and writer, I can't live without a good story bouncing around somewhere in my mind. If I can't find a book I like, I write my own. Try it yourself! You may find that the story you are longing to read is also the one you've always wanted to tell

  3. I have lots of friends who read, but they do not have the need to read like I do. I cannot imagine living without books. They have saved me so many times.


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