So, I think that I know what is on all of our minds right now...something that is very important and a matter of extreme discord between many friends and family members. Yes, I am talking about what you will wear for Halloween. (I mean, nothing else is happening at the moment, right?)
Even as booksellers and bibliophiles, we all go through periods where, even though we want to, we just can't find the time or energy to read. It can be frustrating to know that there are SO MANY GOOD BOOKS out there waiting to be read, and there is SO LITTLE TIME. And yet, your brain can't seem to do its job, and it feels like you're missing out on so much.
Never fear: this is normal. It happens to everyone. A reading slump is okay, and it's frustrating, but I've found a few ways to help myself get out of that mode that I'll share now!
Have you heard about Hilda? Luke Pearson is the author/illustrator of the awesome graphics series Hilda, in which a young girl who lives out in the mountains with her mother finds herself adventuring with a variety of magical critters. And also a few giants. You know? The basics. (You might know Luke Pearson from his work on the popular TV show Adventure Time which he contributed to in the past.) Netflix is about to release a TV series based on these comics and while it will likely be awesome, it is pretty dang hard to top the awesomenes
Well, it has happened again. We have burned through another summer and are entering a new autumn. Are you drinking cider? Plowing through endless pumpkin spice lattes? Well, pour that maple syrup on those flapjacks. Oh, and here is a book that you might want to consider reading while you watch the leaves change: