Unmotivation & ‘The Crisis of Unfinished Books’

Unmotivation and the crisis of unfinished books

I’ve been feeling very unmotivated recently. I don’t know if it’s the stress of upcoming exams, the  thought of the looming unknown, or the fear of failing. It’s like my brain has temporarily shut down enjoyment for the things that used to keep me preoccupied: reading, writing,video making,  cross-stitching…blogging.

I’ve started so many books and just left them there, waiting – something which would have really freaked me out in my younger years. ‘The Crisis of Unfinished Books’, I used to be irrationally terrified of leaving a book hanging (I still sort of am), even if I really wasn’t enjoying it. Just the thought that I may never get the opportunity to ever finish a particular book again in my life scared me, regardless of if it was the most boring or trivial book in the world. I guess it’s linked with my fear of death, the fear of leaving things unfinished, of not knowing. I used to convince myself that I might start enjoying X unfinished book if I carried on reading a little more, or that once I reached the conclusion I might have a different perspective.  I still remember the first ever book I never finished, ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo. I’ve met him.  Will I regret not finishing it? I barely remember what happens in it.

And although I’ve slightly come to terms with the fact that I will never get to read and finish everything, know everything, even do everything, it still pains me a little knowing I won’t, this small figment of my childhood fear digging at me, not leaving me alone. I’m scared. I’m scared of ‘The Crisis of Unfinished Books’. And this recent bout of unmotivation has rekindled this fear.

I have had so many ideas weave in and out of my brain recently, post ideas, video ideas, plans, but I just can’t manage to get them done. I mentally plan how much I need to do and I’m already excited for my recent  lightbulb of an idea when I realise I haven’t even touched on the first yet. And then it disappears. FLASH. Unmotivation.

Unfinished books, unstarted plans.

I’m sorry for this rambly post,  I had to get all of my thoughts out of the way before the battle between the lack of activity on here and the abundance of ideas in my head got too much.

I appreciate if you’ve managed to read through this chaotic look into my head. Have any of you experienced anything similar?

Thanks for 60 WordPress followers. I can’t believe that many of you have read through my rambles and thoughts.  I truly am grateful.

As always,

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I’m throughly sorry for not having posted for so long! Exam revision and general half-term procrastination really has gotten in the way lately…

As an apology for the lack of posts recently I hereby present a little present in the form of  an exclusive preview of Laini Taylor’s new novel Strange The Dreamer.

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UK jacket of Strange the Dreamer

(Isn’t the cover stunning?)

A little bit about the author….

Laini  lives in Portland, USA with her husband Jim and daughter Clementine Pie. She enjoys books, travelling, desserts and taking pictures. She has a degree in English and has previously studied illustration.She is  the author of three previous books, the most recent of which, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a silver medal finalist for the 2009 National Book Award.

You can find her blog here!

Strange the Dreamer is the first in Taylor’s new duology, which will be followed by its sequel The Muse of Nightmares. It follows the magical story of Lazlo Strange, a junior librarian at the world’s greatest library, so-called ‘Strange the Dreamer’ by his colleagues due to his constant daydreaming!

Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperilled
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage

I honestly can’t wait to read it!

Strange the Dreamer will be released on September 27, 2016

Keep your eyes peeled for a sneak preview of the prologue coming soon on the blog.

Hasta la vista,

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Bookish New Year Resolutions


So unfortunately, I didn’t reach my Goodread’s Reading Challenge goal in 2015, my sincere apologies to The Book Lord *cowers in fear*.

So here’s hoping I reach my reading goal this year. To help me, I’ve written down the list of books I’ve been hoping to read, which I will hopefully get around to this year.

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As you can see, this list is very random. Some are books which were hyped ages ago which I still haven’t read, while others are ones I’ve recently added to my list. They’re only a small selection, of course, so I will obviously read plenty of other books as well.


Do you have any new year’s resolutions (doesn’t have to be book related)?!

As ever, thank you to any new followers, and feel free to follow if you enjoy my content.

Hasta luego,


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