Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The downfall of reading

Both Left Brain and I love to read and it has been a saving grace for us as we navigate our life in close proximity.

I have found a downfall to being an avid reader and perhaps you suffer from this also.

After getting to know the characters in a good storyline, especially in a series...I hate to say goodbye.

I find myself getting to the end of the book and slowing down to draw it out because I don't want it to be over.  Well, except for those that are not terribly well written and I just want it to end so I can move on to the next book.

There seems to be a little depression that follows and it's hard to jump into a new storyline and get to know yet another character.  I call it my post-perusal depression.

Maybe this is hitting me harder than before as it seems to be my new way of life...saying goodbye.  It's a natural phenomonia when you are constantly on the move.  By the time you know the names of the people next door it's time to pack up and roll again. 

Hmmm.  Gypsies always seemed to be such happy people, but maybe it's because they traveled in larger groups and kept their immediate family intact.

Perhaps if we had more than just the two of us in our gypsy wagon.  I think I'm feeling the need for feline companionship but our agreement of living without pets for one year isn't up yet.  But it's getting closer!

Long Live the Gypsy Queen


  1. Definitely understand the depression when a book is over. Connecting to the characters' lives and looking forward to my reading sessions and then done. Need to start again. Good comparison to RV'ing. I'll will probably mention this in my blog. Good subject. Make sure you let us know the books that you are so engrossed in and then depressed about.

  2. I agree, it is sometimes hard to put a good book down. Some movies are like that too. Maybe it will get better once you have a new kitty. I know that if I didn't have Pogo, even my books wouldn't keep me company very long. You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

  3. I could identify with this, on many levels. I love finding a good book, but really go through separation anxiety when it ends. It is worse when it is a favourite author. As a child, we moved constantly. I went to eleven schools. This is probably how I came to be such a dedicated reader & so close to my pets/animals.