It happens to the best of us. There you are, steaming along in a world of literary bliss, and suddenly it's like you drop off a cliff. It happens for many different reasons, but I truly believe that it happens to all avid readers. Sometimes we just fall into a reading rut, and the longer we stay there the harder it is to get out.
I will say however that I feel I have an excellent excuse for my absence from this blog, as well as reading.....
My husband and I will be welcoming our first child into the world, with luck and prayer, in late February or early March!! We are more than thrilled about our little addition, who happens to be a bouncing baby boy!
Just a few days after I found out that I am pregnant I had to start taking hormone supplements, and those suckers made me feel absolutely terrible for the entire first trimester and well into the second when I could finally stop taking them. So pretty much everything except eating, breathing, and struggling through work fell by the wayside. I'm just now starting to get back to myself, which is ironic since I'm coming up on my third trimester which will be undoubtedly the most uncomfortable and miserable. But, I am also realizing that I have very limited time left where some precious someone isn't going to be needing me every second, so I am hurriedly cramming in all the reading I can, starting now!
I've just started reading The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I will admit that this might be a bit of a daring foray back into reading, but I'm also planning on reading The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh to help when I get bored or distracted, which is likely inevitable with myself and book as long as Pillars.
It's nice to be back. :)
Here's a bump pic! I'll have to take a more recent one, I told you, I'm being lazy! And yes, that is my very adorable Halloween costume, complete with bow tie ;)