I watched someone talk on Booktube about reading slumps a while back, I wish I could remember who it was but the name escapes me. She basically talked about how she didn’t really believe in reading slumps, that sometimes other things in your life just become more important.
This made a lot of sense to me because I always love reading, but sometimes I don’t feel like doing it. I never feel like I get burned out on reading, but I sometimes take it at a much slower pace, which for me is pretty slow lol.
This is happening to me right now, I am in the middle of 2 books. My re-read of The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater and The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. I’ve been at it for about 2 weeks now and I am not close to finishing.
However, this last week especially has been pretty rough for me life wise. Daylight Savings Time killed me, my son doesn’t understand time so of course he was up at his regular time which was earlier for me. I had some neighbors move upstairs and they have been incredibly rude about it, choosing to move in at 2 am… Two days in a row… If you’ve ever lived in a downstairs apartment, I hope you can understand the pain.
I also got a new video game, The Elder Scrolls Tamriel Unlimited, which has taken up a lot of my spare time… Mostly because I can play for several hours and not notice…
So, what’s the point of this blog… Mostly, I’m just saying why I have been pretty inactive in the blogging and Bookstagram department. I have just taken a minor detour in my reading. However, because of my outlook on reading slumps, and the fact that I’m still technically reading, I don’t consider myself in one.
So my question to you is this.
How do you deal with “reading slumps” and do you have other things that take precedence sometimes. What are they and how do they affect your reading schedules. Do you feel like you always get back to your “normal” reading times?
Hopefully I will be able to iron out my sleeping schedule and decide to pick up my books more often, because I do have a goal of 75 books this year lol… I’d still like to meet it 😊
Thanks for reading!
Until next time, bye 😀