Readers: What Gets You Out of a Reader’s Slump?

Girl Reading

I’m experiencing a full-blown reading slump. Having recently stopped and started several books within the past couple of weeks, I decided to stop trying.

At first I thought I should just reread some of my favorite books in the genre. That didn’t work out so well. I rarely reread anything and once I did try to do that, I set it aside almost immediately.

I’m just curious to know what usually snaps you out of a reading slump? I’m going to go with reading something different. Usually that helps. Anyway, wish me luck! I hope to find my reading mojo soon.

photo credit: Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading Her Kindle, After Mary Cassatt via photopin (license)

Price Drops on Some Kindle Books

Readers, this post is for you. I’ve been getting some alerts for price drops this morning and thought I’d share a few of the lower priced mysteries that I thought you all might be interested in. I haven’t read all of these but I will highlight which ones I did. Please note that the deals are U.S. based and might be geo restricted. If I had my way, those two things wouldn’t be a barrier to readers accessing great books at great prices. Read the rest of this entry »

Casting Choices

True Detective Imagery

True Detective Illustration created by Ben McLeod

HBO confirmed that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are officially apart of the second season of True Detective. Honestly, after casting Hollywood actors, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, it wasn’t going to get any better than that.  I’m not exactly thrilled at the casting choices but the only thing that is keeping me a bit optimistic about the thing is recalling that Colin Farrell was really good in Ken Bruen’s London Boulevard film adaptation. Farrell can portray angst and conflict well and with Nic Pizzolatto returning to continue to write his nihilist philosophy, that should give Farrell something to work with. Read the rest of this entry »


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