When I go on vacation I usually pack books before clothes. So when I didn't have any ideas of what I should read on my last vacation, and ended up reading The Thorn Birds just because it was part of a reading challenge and long enough to occupy me all week I knew something was off. I was entering a reading slump. I've been back a week, and it's still going on. I haven't had one this bad since I was pregnant, and it took all my brain power just to remember my PIN.
I'm trying not to fret. I'm trying not to push it. But the truth is I can't engage in anything, and I've been abandoning books like no one's business.
This too shall pass. In the mean time, here are a few strategies I use when I'm in a reading slump:
- Read magazines
- Read cookbooks
- Read short stories
- Listen to podcasts
- Reading just my favorite parts of my favorite books
What do you do when you're in a reading slump?