It’s Monday, October 5th. What are you reading?

I went to see a movie on Friday that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was The Final Girls and the film was funny and charming. One of the things that stuck with me is an exchange between two characters in the first few minutes of the film. It is as follows, but not exactly, so don’t quote me:

Gertie: Are you okay?

Max: (Stares off in the distance)

Gertie: Just keep on keeping on.

Max: What does that even mean?!

Gertie: I have no fucking idea. My therapist said it though, so…

That’s how I feel, not even books are cheering me up these days – not that I’m not still trying. I can intellectually appreciate good writing, even if I’m not getting the same emotional experience out of it.
Monday 10 5Slump, slump, slump. The news of Henning Mankell’s sad passing did not help. But I’m still working my way through The Tsar and Love and Techno and Gathering Prey. Both are good, but I suspect I’d enjoy them more if I was in a better mindset.

At least there’s still hope for tomorrow. What are you reading?

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  • Kate

    I have this song on my ipod (legitimately, not ironically) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUyTZlJnRns *it’s the Pollyanna in me…*

  • RAnn

    Enjoy your books

  • http://www.bookishlyboisterous.blogspot.com/ Christine @ BookishlyB

    I feel ya. The last month has sucked all the life out of me and I’m trying desperately to get on track before the holidays so I can enjoy them. Things just get so… hard.

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      Being an adult is actually kicking my ass, and it’s just SO relentless. I have the same goal, to get it together before the holidays.

  • http://btweenthecovers.com/ Heather

    I didn’t hear about Henning Mankell dying. That *is* sad. I just started reading his books, too.

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      I <3 Wallander.

  • http://rivercityreading.com Shannon @ River City Reading

    Very much feeling you on this, lady…I’m almost to the point that I’m afraid to pick up books I suspect I’d really enjoy, like they deserve a read from *better* me.

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      Right?! It’s like I can appreciate the book from an analytical standpoint, but not really sink in to it.

  • http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/ Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves)

    Ugh – so frustrating! I’ve been there too and almost feel like I’m heading back into another book slump…sigh…Hope this week goes better for you!

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  • http://consumedbyink.wordpress.com Naomi

    I hate it when I’m not in the right mood to read. It makes me feel at a complete loss. I just don’t know what else to do with myself when that happens. But, it always passes… 🙂

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      When it passes is the best part!

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