The Post Awesome Reading Rut

After reading a particulary awesome book, I often experience something I like to call the Post Awesome Reading Rut. It's something I experience around every 2-8 weeks, and it almost completely halts my reading routine.

The reading routine of a book blogger is quite busy. ARCs, review requests, blog tours, and other books as well. You have to keep reading and reviewing, or else your blog will remain unupdated forever.

I usually stick to this routine very well, unless I read an amazing book.

You know the type. The type that is flawless, and leaves your mind reeling even days after you finish. The normal person soon moves on to another book, leaving the previous one on the book shelf to be read again in a few months.

However, I fall into a rut. I reread it immediately after rereading it. I spend days fawning over it and reveling in it's awesomeness. Then I might even re-read it again. And then I re-read the other books in the series.

As you can probably tell, that process is quite time consuming, and it's hard to pick up another book when my mind is 99% sure that the new book will never live up to the awesome one.

I'm in that process right now.

I read The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa. Then fawned over it for days. And then I reread The Immortal Rules. And then I reread The Eternity Cure. And Then I reread The Eternity Cure again. And now I'm rereading The Immortal Rules again. (I am not actually kidding; this is really happening to me)

I've been in this rut for over 2 weeks.

Gahh, don't judge me! *hides*

Anyway, to get out of this rut, I must force myself to let go of the awesomeness and pick up another one. It's a hard process, but finally moving on feels refreshing.

Well I'm still stuck. I have approximately 20 books sitting around in my room and on my Kindle that I haven't read yet, and I can't move on.

I can't possibly be the only one who's experienced this. Am I alone or has anyone else gone through this too?

Also, the title of the third Blood of Eden book is The Forever Song. The Forever Song! I feel another Post Awesome Reading Rut coming in a year...

Well, wish me luck!


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