How to deal with a Reading Slump


I get into a reading slump about twice a year. There are various reasons. Sometimes my life is too busy and I have too much on my mind, to sit down and focus on a book.

Sometimes, nothing seems to appeal to me, although I hit that Buy Now button pretty quickly three months ago on Amazon!

Sometimes, I run into a book that is neither good nor bad, but holds my interest, only to get irritated with myself that I hung in and finished it. And then it is like I subconsciously think the next book is going to screw me over as well.

And sometimes, I unintentionally put myself into a reading slump by reading too many books back to back from the same genre.

I get on a kick for certain books and get stuck in that for awhile.

But sometimes…oh that magical moment…

Sometimes, I read a book so wonderful and fulfilling that it is hard to move on from it and go to the next book on my list.

I used to get mad at myself over my reading slumps. Adulthood is not and cannot be like my childhood, where my nose was forever and always in a book unless I was doing chores…and even then… 😉

I also used to worry I would quit enjoying reading altogether.

One of the things I do to get out of my reading slump, is to read magazines. No big commitment, yet it is enjoyable and relaxing. And, I actually learn a few things.

I no longer get mad at myself or worry.

Reading slumps do and will continue to happen.

I just don’t like them.

But, I relax in the knowledge that soon enough I will go on a reading spree, where housework gets put off, and laundry doesn’t get folded.

Do you suffer from Reading Slumps?


What do you do about it?

Happy Reading!




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