Reading & Life Update – April 2022

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I haven’t been active on social media over the past couple of months. Even life as a whole has been pretty meh, and that’s putting it lightly. It’s been a weird time, having come to so many realizations, especially of what’s important and what’s not. Perhaps nihilism isn’t a great place to start when having a crisis of sorts, but then again, maybe it doesn’t matter because everything is pointless. 😛 

I couldn’t bring myself to talk to my friends and I still haven’t spoken to them properly. I’m lucky they understand, or I don’t know how I would cope. I couldn’t read. Over the months of February and March, I read 6 books, which is saying something because there were months where I read 15-17 books. But now, I cannot bring myself to pick a book. It seems like a reading slump, which it is, but it’s also more than that. It’s a life slump, that I recognize, but I don’t know what to do about.

I’ve developed a couple of obsessions over this period, which I will not go into because they are super personal to me. But I will mention that some TV shows and learning a new language have been of utmost comfort during these times. I feel proud when I rewatch these shows and understand in part what they’re talking about. And the brightest spots of my day even now is when I do a couple of language lessons. Please don’t ask me which language it is. You won’t get an answer. No disrespect intended. ❤

That’s how my life has been going. The life slump (worst one so far) trickled down into my reading to the point where I have a feeling my love and passion for books is now zilch. I want to say it’s heart-breaking, and it is to a large extent. But I also tell myself it’s okay, because it’s not the only thing in life that can matter. Life is fluid, I’m discovering, and as time passes, maybe I’ll find a way to navigate this as well.

Anyway, as I mentioned before, I haven’t had the greatest couple of reading months and I know it’s going to take some time before I get over this slump and get my reading mojo back. I’ll still be posting now and again, maybe a little more of travel and movie related content as well, especially since I really want to concentrate on blogging and make it the primary point of contact for The Melodramatic Bookworm.

I will be posting a recent reads blog post or two soon, where I will talk about the books I’ve read recently. In April so far, I’ve read 2 books and I’m in the middle of another right now. I will start yet another today, hopefully, and I don’t know which it is going to be. Here’s the one I’m in the middle of:

Mohini: The Enchantress by Anuja Chandramouli

I received this as a review copy almost two years ago and haven’t been able to read it since. Anuja Chandramouli is a well-known name in the Indian publishing industry, as an author and a knowledgeable figure on Hindu mythology. Her books give a different twist to women characters from the Hindu epics, as well as a couple of historical figures. Mohini: The Enchantress is yet another of her ventures that I am really looking forward to read, especially since Mohini is the female avatar of Lord Vishnu, the Protector. To see what Mohini thinks and how she sees the world is something that I am really intrigued by. But the catch is, my slump brought me to a grinding halt in this book at 40 pages in. Let’s see how it goes.

Those were the updates I had for you. Hopefully you’ll see me more on this blog in the near future. 🙂

Let me know what’s up with you! What have you been reading? What’s been your favorite book of recent times? What’s been your least favorite? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

I’ll see you in my next blog post.                                                                                                

Until next time, keep reading and add melodrama to your life! 😀

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