Random Things in Motion is where we share all of our random thoughts at the moment.
I won’t say I’m a slow reader, but there are some times where I get stuck on a book for almost a week, which is a lot of time compared to my usual two to three days per book. AND I HAVE
EXCUSES LEGIT REASONS FOR THEM.
1.) I’m busy hating on the love triangle. Okay, this one isn’t an excuse because it happens really often to me. I’m one of those
weird fabulous people who occasionally talk to themselves and/or book characters. See, love triangles annoy the heck out of me, especially if the main character ends up flirting with the love interest I don’t like. This is the typical scenario you’d witness if you’re with me at the time:
*Main character strolls on the beach and feels tingly with the love interest I don’t like.*
Me: *puts down the book and drops it on my face*
Me: This can’t be happening.
Me: STOP FLIRTING.
Me: I’M ON TEAM [X] AND YOU CAN’T MAKE ME CHANGE MY MIND!
So yeah. This takes up a lot of time, particularly if the main character has a lot of scenes with said love interest. (Yes, I do talk to myself out loud. But you guys still love me, right?)
2.) A shiny new release magically popped up in my hands. Because in that case… Sorry, interesting-but-not-as-interesting-as-fabulous-new-release book. You’re going to have to wait because I HAVE A NEW BOOK WHEEE.
3.) A character dies and/or reveals his/her troubling situation. I NEED TIME TO MOURN AND QUESTION LIFE, OKAY!? I have feelings too, you know. And they need to be taken care of or else they will explode all over the internet and you guys will be covered with my tears.
4.) I get spoiled on a non-HEA or a sucky ending. This is probably your fault, Twitter (looking at you, The 100 fans)! (Or Goodreads. But at least they have spoiler tags there!) Confession: I actively look for spoilers for this specific reason. If the book doesn’t end happily, or if the main character ends with the love interest I don’t like (romance junkie problems, seriously), then I CAN’T GO ONNNN.
So do you guy’s do these things that slow down your reading, too? Don’t tell me it’s just me!