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RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote2016-07-13 03:27 pm
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my reading attention span is shot right now

I seem to be unable to actually stick with reading anything right now, whether fanfic or pro. This is really frustrating, for my reading to be so frazzled rather than feeling immersive and relaxing.

I need need to find something that really hooks me. Unfortunately I don't even know what exactly I am looking for. Several of the things I started and then stopped reading were things I usually enjoy. Have you read anything recently that you couldn't put down?
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[personal profile] lastscorpion 2016-07-14 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Barbara Hambly usually keeps me up all night. There was a new one of her Benjamin January mysteries recently.
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[personal profile] astridv 2016-07-19 12:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm in the same boat, not just reading wise, watching too. There's nothing I'm excited about, I only watch sports kind of things these days.

At least there are some WIPs for my ex-fandom I still enjoy, but it takes too much work to relax enough to get into it, in my case because the canon sucks beyond belief so I have to actively push it out of my mind. I've tried original YA: Divergent 1 and 2 and, what was the latest one... man, I don't even remember so it hasn't left much of an impression. Divergent was okay but I'm not interested enough to get book 3.)

A friend just rec'd me an anime, Psycho Pass so I'm hoping I can get into that one maybe. Or Legends of Tomorrow, that looks like fun.
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[personal profile] astridv 2016-07-20 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
do you know the mrs pollifax series? lighthearted spy novels. set during the cold war so they're really dated now, but quite charming. i loved those books as a teen. the first one is my fave...grandma accidentally gets recruited as a spy.

the modesty blaise books are fun too... a female antihero. i forgot what they are about. but i remember they were pretty badass and fun.

I've had enough forced grittyness and edgy darkness to last me a while. if i want to get in a bad mood i can just watch the news.