Last week my lovely friend Kerry (from Saving My Sanity) and I were discussing the blues....more specifically, book blues. Because I truly think they exist. Remember the excitement that grips you when a book picks you up and pulls you inside? And then that flat feeling that sweeps over you when you finish said book and every subsequent book pales in comparison? The feeling of being all over the place and yet nowhere, resulting in disjointed reading and an increasing DNF pile? And then, after a certain period of time, you (to quote Kerry) climb back out of the book and realise that all is not lost. Unfortunately, that time period differs depending on the book... Me? I usually try and read a completely different genre to help snap myself out of it (which unfortunately doesn't always work).
So, have you experienced the book blues before and, if so, how do you climb back out of the book?