I’m sure everyone knows exactly what kind of hardship in life a reading slump is (no books?) and why exactly we have to put up with it (NO BOOKS?!) and why it comes to us all at one point (WAIT, DID YOU SAY I CAN’T READ?
Reading slump / riːdɪŋ slʌmp/: a state in a which a human bean is unable to read any more books, due to stress/life/or just because their brain decided to be pathetically horrible to them. (1)
Leads to a state where the humble reader is left rereading the same book seventh time over. (2)
Or live a temporary completely book deprived existance, characterized by the way the reader flings the book across the room, or bursts into a flood of tears because words are cruel, and even more cruel when you can’t read them. (3)
As much as I’d like to complain, I’m flinging the truth out there: I’ve had a horrible reading slump.
For almost two months now.
In which I managed to read only two books.
Fangirl. (obviously. A comforter go to because I am in love with a fictional character.) And Delirium. And that’s it.
Maybe it was because I was stressed out about the exams before school. Maybe becasue the only thing I could read was e-books and I needed to inhale a real book. But then came the summer holidays.
Summer Holidays:/ˈsʌmər hɒlɪdeɪ/: A time of unrequited joy for the average fangirl, as it allows for crazy all nighters and binge reading, and way-too-unhealthy-for-you marathons.
And imagine when you suddenly…can’t.
And a TBR list which really needs to stop growing even without my permission. I wouldn’t be lying if something like that happened.
And also because a tiny part of me was afraid to read new books too. It was horrible because I’ve wanted to pick up a book I’m super excited for, and waiting for almost a year, and then you’re afraid that your reading slump will spoil it for you. You won’t enjoy it as much. And you don’t want that to happen. So you pick up books at the bottom of your TBR. And they don’t work out for you. And you think you’re still not ready to pick up that insanely good book.
And the cycle starts all over again.
But I’m freakishly tired of it, to the point where I don’t care now.
I’m picking it up anyway. But I can 678% assure you slumps are horrible.
What books/things do y’all use to get out of a reading slump? Spill all, so I can work my sharp incisors and eat another book again. And when was the last time you had a reading slump?