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Am I Sick of Reading?

Last Saturday I talked about how I felt a reading slump coming on. Let’s continue on that.

I’ve been sitting around the past week waiting to find the inspiration to at least try and tackle this reading slump… but the thing is, I don’t want to.

Now I know, I know, who in their right mind doesn’t want to try and overcome a reading slump and start reading again? But the thing is, I genuinely don’t think I feel like reading. This feeling is not a reading slump.

Reading slumps are those times when you try time and time again to pick up a book but nothing will grab your attention. This is different. I’m not even trying to find a book that interests me anymore. I’m just… not in the mood to read.

Don’t get me wrong: there are still plenty of books I feel like reading. I even loaded my kindle up with almost 10 books to chose between for when the moment hits me. I just haven’t found myself wanting to read.

So what can I do about this?

Simply: nothing.

I’ve decided that I’m not going to fight this! This past fortnight has actually been one of the best few weeks I have had in a while. I’ve been apartment hunting with my friend, I caught up on my nearly 200 video watch list on youtube, working more hours and getting lots of savings. I’ve also been educating myself on living zero-waste and considering the possibility of doing a no-spend March. I’ve also been cooking an actual meal for myself every night, which has been pretty much unheard of since last February when my dad went vegan with me for a month so he could understand how I eat!

Over these past couple of weeks I have been living more inline with my values and have been more in the moment than I have in months. I love it and I haven’t been feeling the need to read a novel at all.

So what now?

I’m not sure! I’m not ruling out reading from my life. Not in the slightest. But one of my biggest reading goals for 2016 was to read less. I’m not going to be upset if I don’t reach a goodreads goal this year, or if I go months without reading. It’s fine. It’s not what’s truly important. I will read when I feel the urge, not when it’s a chore.

Don’t worry about a lack of posts though – writing discussion posts seems to be my jam right now! I promise I can talk about books, even if I’m not reading as much 🙂

Let me know what you think down below – have you ever felt sick of reading? Or am I alone and completely insane? X


  1. Every now and then life happens, and even the things we feel most passionate about need to be put aside for a while. I think we all go through periods like that. If you don’t feel like reading, you shouldn’t force yourself. Books need to be savored.

  2. I’ve felt this way before for sure! Although for me this is exactly what a reading slump is — no books manage to catch my attention, hence I don’t feel like reading. I agree that reading should not be a chore — you should do what’s good for you, after all. 🙂

    • Yeah, that’s how I usually view a reading slump as well! It’s just this time I honestly have no interest in reading. I haven’t picked up a book in 2+ weeks now! It’s weird :/

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