I’m in a reading slump right now.I’ve barely even looked at a book for the past two days, let alone actually read one. And it SUCKS. As a book blogger, it is hard to be in a reading slump and maintain an active blog schedule. One way to get around this is discussion posts *wink*. But really, it is the worst. I think it is a mix of guilt and frustration -- and knowing that you COULD be reading but you are instead doing something else.
Reading is My Passion
When I don’t want to look at a book, I feel like part of my soul is dead inside my body. And then I get into a slump and it could last days or weeks for me to get back into reading. But then my reading stats go way down. It may seem strange to think that I have bad reading months because I know that my “bad” reading months are typically better than most people’s reading months. However, when I get in a slump I really feel it. Especially in terms of scheduling.
How My Slumps Mix With Blogging
And then guilt sets in because I’m not reading! I feel like I’m letting myself, my audience, and authors down because I am not doing what I signed up to do: read and review. So then it makes it even worse when I just can’t get into books because I get so frustrated.
I know a lot of this is self-inflicted but it is still awful for me to not be reading or enjoying my current read. I’m sure a lot of us feel the same way, so what can we do?