April 28, 2015

Reading Slump

It's time to face facts. I just need to go ahead and admit it. I'm in a reading slump. Ugh!

I'm like a horse off its feed. I can't find anything to read! I have hundreds of unread books. I own hundreds more books I could reread. I work in a stinking library, for crying out loud! But nothing grabs me. I've started and stopped more books in the last 3 weeks than I have in years. I took back all my library books except the cookbook and the book on CD (which I'm not even listening to right now because it's in my car and I'm driving my dad's (which has a really complicated sound system and I can't figure out the CD player)).

I'll pick up a book. I'll read a bit of it. Maybe I'll even read from it for a couple of days. Then, something will turn me off. "This one's too gory." "This one's boring." "I really just don't care." I don't know what's wrong with me.

More importantly, I don't know what to do to fix it. Should I just go with it and wait until something can't be resisted? Should I force myself to read something? Should I reread something? How do you fix your reading slumps?