Ooh, a book thread? *rubs hands*
Let's start with favourites. A Series of Unfortunate Events
(and the ensuing universe). Just read it. I might be slightly partial as I grew up with the books, but honestly, they're great. They're so cleverly written and use language so ingeniously. I would highly recommend getting into the fandom (667 Dark Avenue is a good forum to discuss the books and snicketsleuth is a good Tumblr blog for fan theories, and no, I don't run them haha) as the series is a lot deeper than it seems at the surface!
What did I just read? I literally finished The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes
(it's the second book in a trilogy, apparently soon-to-be four-part series) and, so far, it's good! I haven't finished the series but, as of now, I would recommend you read it!
Oh my god, I saw Harry Potter. Throwback to when I was in the fandom, eh? (I'm the quoted person)
Called a Wormtail by JKR herself and RTed by Emma Watson... My true glory days.
But no, seriously. HP is, relative to books in its intended audience and genre, a decent series. I guess it's been kind of ruined for me by the toxic fandom (I still keep in touch with some of the cool people, but a lot of the fandom either is 10 feet up JKR's ass or cringey or annoying or all three). Cursed Child is terrible, though. I wrote multiple essays on why it was terrible, and yes, I did see the play first (I actually never read the script. The play was torture enough, although I didn't cancel my preorder after I saw it. Don't know why).
Ask me opinions on other books, because I probably have some! Or recommend me books. I really need to read more.
Has anyone the same problem and used to read a lot and still loves books but can't be bothered to read unless it's a new book of your favourite series or there's nothing else you could possibly do? It just bothers me because I used to read like 1-5 books a week and this year I've only read 3 or 4 books in total (so far)
I want to read, but I just can't be bothered to start. Has anyone tips how to overcome that?
I have the same problem when i was still at school i used to buy cheap second hand books so i can read on the way to school (1H30M ride) or even read them between classes, another instance was that when i work i always carry a book with me to read when i get bored, but now when i have a lot of free time (and a smart phone) i just stopped the last time i read was when the electricity went out and i had nothing to do. sorry dont have any tips, remove the distraction i guess?. But it's good to know im not alone
I had the exact same problem! I managed to get about 40 books read this year so far and while that might seem like a decent amount to some, I could read the average-sized novel (about 100k words) in a day before. How I overcame that is, when I found a book boring, I dropped it immediately. I only read books which I felt I could finish. And once you start it, don't abandon it (I know that might seem contradictory, but, I mean, if you're enjoying it to any extent and you like the characters or plot, don't stop). The trick is to finish a book and to read new
content. As much as I love it when my favourite author comes out with a sequel, nothing beats the pure joy of reading a brilliant series for the first time. I think that my problem was that I stopped reading due to moving schools and getting a lot of homework in my new school and then I didn't feel that feeling for a long, long time, which made me lose interest.