All book lovers will experience reading slumps from time to time. Sometimes they can last for hours and sometimes for years. Almost 4 years ago I quit my job at a library and moved halfway across the world for my gap year. In that time I experienced what was possibly the worst reading slump of my life. I don’t think I read more than 10 books in two years and, looking back now, that leaves me heartbroken. I started really reading again two years ago, experienced another slump and stopped reading again for about a year. Now, I’m making 2019 my year of brilliant reads. Or, at least, I’m trying to.
I made myself a Goodreads account and set myself a reading challenge of 100 books. There’s 156 days left of this year and I’ve only got 39 books left until I’ve finished the challenge. So why do I feel like I’m not going to make it? Because I’ve fallen into yet another reading slump.
I keep falling into this trap of purchasing and trying to read books that I know I don’t like but I see that everyone else seems to love them so I feel I have to give them a chance. 9 times out of 10 if I didn’t like the first book in the series then I’m really not going to like the rest! So why do I push myself to continue reading these books?
I’ve started this blog as a way of getting my feelings out and into the world. Just a warning- there will possibly be some (okay, that’s a lie, I know there will be many) spoilers but I’ll try to flag them when I can. I’ll be doing dedicated book reviews, rants and everything in between. Hopefully the next time I’m in another reading slump getting on here and writing about my feelings will be beneficial to not just me but to anyone who reads these posts.
I look forward to trying new things and getting my feelings out there more often. Thanks for coming along for the ride!