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I'm very, very, oh so painfully slowly reading The Left Hand of Darkness. For the first time. After being a Le Guin fiend for most of my 20s. It's the only novel she published between 1968 and 2002 that I haven't read. I bought the book while visiting [personal profile] laurashapiro and lamenting that I had gotten rid of every single Le Guin book I owned when I moved across the world, only to find her works generally are not available as e-books. (Though, to be fair, if the used bookstore I sold them to got them in the hands of someone new to Le Guin, I'm glad I did it.)

Anyway, it's not that I don't like the book, I'm just having a lot of trouble bringing myself to read anything right now, unless it's work related. Which sucks.

I also do not enjoy how sexist the POV character is, but to be honest that isn't the reason I'm getting through it so slowly. I hate when I get like this! I was such an avid reader of fiction as a teenager (besides Le Guin, I mostly read nonfiction in my 20s), and somehow it's just...harder now.

on 9/7/15 03:08 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] laurajv
I find fiction very difficult these days -- I've been reading probably better than 75% nonfiction since I was 20, and I'm now 37. And most of the fiction I read is fanfic!

on 9/7/15 11:48 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] yohjideranged
I get this way sometimes - in fact, I am in it right now - except mine stems from a being forced to read things I don't want to read during school. It always takes me forever to get back into reading after classes.

I hope you get your reading groove back soon.

on 9/7/15 03:18 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] vintagewitch
If you could suggest one book by LeGuin, what would it be? For whatever reason, I haven't read anything by her and am meaning to get into it!

on 9/7/15 05:51 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] luzula
I'm sorry it's slow going! : ( It's one of my favorite books. But yeah, I know how it is--mood plays a large role in how much I enjoy a book, too.

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