I love books. I never would have started a blog about them, allowing me to write about them everyday if I didn’t, but I am in the midst of a reading slump and so there doesn’t seem to be a book review post in sight. 

Books are everything to me, if I don’t give myself time to read for a little bit everyday, I think I might go mad. However, this doesn’t mean that I don’t get the disease that all book lovers hate called readingslumpitis. 

Readingslumpitis

Noun

A (tragic) disease in which a person desires to read from the bottom of their soul, but they just can’t seem to get interested in reading any books they try to read. 

Related terms: Book-Hangover, Booktrope shade, unspiration, & Bookaholic 

Now I could lie to you and say that this is a diesease that I currently have and am trying desperately to recover from, but that is just not the case. I am reading, just in drastically small slow portions to sate my daily need for reading before I go on to focus on other things (meaning YouTube, movies, and (a little bit of eating/exersize/and homework.)) 

I am at a point where I just don’t feel like reading as much and a part of me is ok with it (kinda). I am interested in pretty much everything. I am like a dog that gets distracted by anything that crosses its path to the point where a conversation will start about a road trip, and end on the reasons I used to believe in fairies. 

As of right now, my brain has decided that it needs to binge watch Markiplier, Dan & Phil, and random minecraft videos. I still read between eating, going out, going to class, and watching videos, but these last few days have been less about books and more about treating my soul to a lot of laughter. 

I want to say that this is a post saying that I am going to stop getting distracted and go back to my first love as soon as I can, but the truth is I am simply in the mood for enjoying a different form of media and I am ok with that. 

I hope to get to finishing a book soon, but for now I am succumbing to my childlike distractive whims. 

I hope you enjoyed reading. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. What are your experiences with readingslumpitis? Do you ever feel like your (not really) in a reading slump?

-Till next time! 

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25 thoughts on “(Not Really) A Reading Slump

  1. Agh I know exactly what you mean! It’s like you really want to read but just your brain can’t seem to get into it. For me it’s classes and random BuzzFeed videos that have me in this semi-book slump πŸ˜₯

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    1. Honestly this condition needs to have a solution, that way I could figure out a way to help. All I know is forcing yourself to read something never works. But, maybe reading an old favorite would be good, nostalgia sometimes helps.

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  2. There definitely are times that I don’t want to read and I just watch tv show after tv show, colour or do whatever I want and as you said I’m absolutely okay with it! I prefer to have some space and then go back to my books with full energy. It seems like brains get tired too but as long as we enjoy what we do I think it’s okay πŸ˜€

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    1. That’s awesome! That’s exactly where I was going with this. That’s why I don’t really consider it a slump, because I’m just enjoying other things that I also love and that’s ok. Thank you for commenting!

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  3. Reading slump is a new term. I went through this a while ago, and did a post on it too. called it a reader’s block. Similar to a writers block or an artists block, both of which I’m painfully familiar with. What I would say is distracting yourself is a good idea. I don’t know how you feel about audiobooks but I found that listening to a good book usually puts me back in the mood to read one. Or revisiting an old favorite might do the trick too. 😊

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    1. I am interested in trying to get into some good audiobooks, but I’m always afraid that I won’t like the voice or I won’t be as interested in the story. The one audiobook I have listened to that was really good was for Jane Eyre, and it made me love the book even more. I hope I can find some more good ones soon.

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  4. I love this post! I relate to this so much. I think I’m going through the same exact thing now. After my winter break book binge, I just desire to engage in other forms of entertainment. I got you on the Markiplier videos. He, PewDiePie, and Marzia are all I’m watching on YouTube this month haha. I’m still reading here and there, just not as much. I especially love your definition of “readingslumpitis” LOL. What a perfect description. Let’s hope we can both overcome this condition soon haha. But for now, I think it’s okay to find more joy in other things πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you! Markiplier is just too funny to not watch him, I’ve been watching of Pewdiepie and Marzia as well! They are too cute. We will both overcome when we are meant to, life has a way of taking you to right where you are meant to be.

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      1. Very true. Markiplier is so adorable and funny haha. I love watching his horror play-throughs. His reactions are just hilarious. And Marzia and Felix make the cutest couple. Marzia’s vids are so relaxing. And amen to that πŸ˜€

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