On Reading: The Dreaded Reading Slump

Hi, readers!

Originally I planned to share a review post with you today. Clearly, that’s not happening. As you may have noticed from my Instagram, I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately. I hit a slew of books that i wasn’t loving and it’s made for some challenging reading. But what’s also challenging is figuring out how to break out of said slump.

I’ve written before on why I mark books as DNF because there are far too many books to read and not nearly enough time. And often I feel pressured to read something in order to have enough books to review here on the blog and also to ensure I’m making my way through enough of my TBR list.

So this week I’ve slowed down my reading. I’ve been slowly making my way through two books this week, and I’m actually not loving one of them. I’m not forcing myself to read or to pick up a book I’m not enjoying. I’m choosing to relax in front of Netflix or the movies more often. And these changes have been refreshing!

I think it’s good to take the pressure off reading. I read because I enjoy it. I even read as much as I do because I love to read. But it’s important not to stress in order to keep the enjoyment factor alive and well. I never want to be in a position in which I dread picking up books! And so I’m challenging myself to read only books I want to read. No more reading because I “have” to or because I “should.” Only pure enjoyment from now on!

That’s it for today! What do you do when you find yourself in a reading slump?

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