I have a confession, one that physically pains me. I am in a reading slump. As a book blogger this shouldn't be happening. I need to read to write for my blog, otherwise there are no posts. I haven't been able to decide what book to read for the past several days, meaning in that same amount of time I could have actually finished a book by now. It's frustrating, and at times like this, it is hard to know why I love reading in the first place. It may seem hypocritical of me, seeing as I have a whole post dedicated to how to get rid of a reading slump, but I'm a mere mortal, who still suffers.
I've picked up and put down about five books in the last two days. I just can't decide what to read. Looking longingly at my tbr shelf and nothing jumps out at me recently. It's a real one of those 'It's not you, it's me'. I gaze wistfully at the stacked shelf and...nothing. I just can't seem to want to read. What upsets me the most is the fact that reading is the one thing that I'm meant to be 'good' at. I write about books, I'm in the process of writing a book, and I read for fun and work. But still the emptiness felt in my head, when I'm not all-consumed by a gripping storyline or a snarky character in a YA novel, it just feels empty.
I've tried to read a chapter of a book I love, it didn't work. I have actually completed an audio book, which I enjoyed, but it didn't make me want to read again. I am hoping that because I'm going on holiday in a couple of days, with nothing else to do on the beach, that the book I'm taking (Six of Crows) will cure me of this horror. I'm optimistic that a bit of a magical, teenage money heists will pull me out of this rabbit hole, that I seem to sinking further into.
I just thought I'd update everyone as to why there haven't been any posts for the past few days. This all may seem quite dramatic (it's me writing, so probably) but maybe I should start taking my own advice?
If like me you are in a reading slump, try reading this post and let me know if it helps you! http://bit.ly/2tfRR0Q