A Reading Slump

reading slump

I think I have been reading the same three books for the entire month of September. I could be wrong, I’m just to lazy to go check it out.

The thing is, one book has me dreading reading. I keep trying to finish it and I am finally down to the last few pages. I was trying to get to where I was only reading one book at a time, but…I just can’t do it. I feel like I am not reading enough if I don’t have more than one book going at a time. So, I am thinking I will go back to reading one physical book, one audio book, and one e-book. I haven’t even made it through the book for author of the month, so there won’t be one for September.

Let’s face it, September has been a terrible month for me. I don’t know what happened. I have had the hardest time with life. I am riddled with anxiety and depression. All I want to do is sleep. I should possibly consider seeing a doctor to make sure all my levels are okay.

On top of all of that, I have been terribly stressed at work. I’m just not working as fast as I should. I’m so annoyed with myself. And the book that has been holding me back from reading is just annoying. I haven’t been writing.

It makes you question what you are doing with your life. Which is funny, because the biggest annoyance of all of this is not having the drive to read as much as I have been. I feel like life is falling apart around me and I’m at a loss on where to start.

So today I will finish this boring book I have been reading. Write a review for it and be done with it. Then I will pull out the book that I have been dying to read and I will more than likely power through it and be done before the end of September. At least, that is my goal, to finish at least two more books before September comes to a close. Then in October I will read my little heart out.

But reading slumps suck! I know it’s one book to blame for it all, but I couldn’t not finish it. It’s one that I am reading for a review and I am tired of doing DNF book reviews.

How do you get out of a reading slump?

One thought on “A Reading Slump

  1. tj6james6 says:

    I answered this one in a Book Tag post back in July. https://tj6james6.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/the-reading-habits-tag-coffee-n-notes/

    I do have periods of time where I would much rather pull my own teeth than pull myself away from the fanfiction I have grown addicted to. If that’s the case I’ll save my sanity, and my data plan, by picking up one of three books (2 of them are actual physical books, the other is an ebook).

    Karen by Marie Killillea: true life story published back in 1967.
    I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven: another True Life which was also turned into a movie, published back in 1967 as well.
    Dark Lover by J. R. Ward: the first in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Published in 2005.

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