I am in the WORST reading slump right now. Maybe it’s because my imagination is occupied by the book rewrite and plotting. Who knows why slumps happen? Some say that it’s because of challenges and stressors in our lives which make it harder to concentrate. Have I marathoned the second season of Bridgerton? Yes. Have I finished the book I started in the beginning of March? No. As a mood reader, I’m having a really hard time finding anything captivating beyond a couple days except graphic novels. Story and pictures in one; I love it.
The worst part about a reading slump is getting super excited about the summary of a book, and knowing that in any normal time it would be a great book that you’d fly through, but simply not reading it. Like, it sits on the nightstand for weeks. Unread and forlorn.
I’m trying very very hard not to hold anything against the books that don’t hold my interest right now. They are definitely good books that match what I want, I’m still reading them after all! I just…am even slower at reading than usual.
What do the stats say?
I hope your reading is going better than mine. I’m going to try “Joy Reading” for a while and simply read whatever I want. That might include a whole bunch of graphic novels, some steamy romances, or maybe just a bunch of YA fantasy. Who knows? I’m a mood reader and it’s time I come to terms with it.
How’s your reading going? Are you in a slump? How do you get out of your reading slumps?