All posts tagged: reading discussion

How I’ve Changed as a Reader (my reading history)

I’ve been reading since I can remember. I was that child who always had maxed out her library card and always received an abundance of books for gifts on my birthdays. The period of time after lunch in primary school was always my favourite because I got to sit in complete silence for half an hour a day reading and it was considered school. I loved it and while I still love it how I read and what I read has definitely changed. Thinking back to my childhood I would definitely say I was a mood reader and I wasn’t afraid to dip my toe in multiple genres. I flew through series like A Series of Unfortunate Events and Harry Potter like they were nothing, but I also read fell deeply in-love with Jacqueline Wilson’s ‘girly’ books that also tackled darker topics than I was used to as an eight year old. I devoured everything I was given and re-read books over and over until pages were falling out. Then of course there was the era I would like to call the ‘Roald …

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 …

I Feel a Reading Slump Coming On…

It’s the feeling that all readers fear: not being able to read. I’ve been lucky enough to avoid a major reading slump for over 12 months now. I usually am able to pick up a comic if I’m not into my novel, or fly through a few easy YA reads before diving back into whatever book I was struggling with – but not this time. Let me explain myself. I work somewhere between 35 hours a week at my job. I also work exclusively overnights. I know this isn’t uncommon for some people, but as a 19 year old working in the fast food industry and also trying to have somewhat of a social life, I’m fucking exhausted. And reading kind of becomes the last thing on my mind when I can barely keep my eyes open long enough to make it to bed. Basically, to sum it up: working overnights is slowly killing me. While it might not be showing on my blog (because I schedule posts like crazy – oops!) I haven’t been …