My reading this year has been unnaturally slow. As in I just haven’t been reading that much. I’m not sure exactly what prompts a reading slump but I’ve been in a big for a while. I had the same pile of library books that I’ve renewed several times without picking up a single book. Some of those books I really wanted to read too, but for whatever reason none of my books could inspire me to pick them up. My last reading slump was at the end of last year. The thing that brought me out of it was finally starting a book my sister had lent me over a year ago. Surprisingly, I was hooked. It was a series and I went to the library to check out whatever they had in that series. I probably read the whole series minus the last two in a matter of two weeks. My current reading slump has been broken by the discovery of a new author (thanks, Izzy!) which has had me buying every book she’s ever written and gobbling them up like there’s no tomorrow. Sadly, I am done now, but I’m still reading. I am reading other books. I am gobbling them up too. Books are sustenance to me. If I can’t read, it feels like having no appetite. Life is less enjoyable when I can’t eat or read. It is a profound relief to be excited about books again.
What about you? Do you experience reading slumps? How often? How do you find your way out of them?