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The Worst Book Slump of My Life

I wish book slumps weren’t a thing.

Like, I wish that the books sitting on my desk would be enough motivation. I wish that my extensive list of to-be-reads on Goodreads would be enough to have me grabbing my next read. I wish, I wish, I wish.

Sadly — and sadly might not be the strongest word I can use here — things don’t work out that way sometimes. I mean: how hard is it to grab a book, sit down on my bed and actually read it. The answer? Pretty hard.

I bought a couple of books a week or so ago (pay day is a blessing, friends). And I remember walking into Barnes and Noble and being completely stupefied by the insane amount of books I have yet to read. And I remember taking photos of books for my bookstagram. And then I remember that feeling of existentialism I had when I remembered that there is at least one new book released every single day that I could be reading but that I’ll probably never get to read.

And then I realized I was in a slump.

A heavy, burdening reading slump that makes me feel terrible about myself. There have been so many moments where I could have easily picked up a book. All of those small amounts of time could have led me to completing at least three books over the course of my two-month slump.

But did I actually read anything? Nothing worth mentioning — there was lots of economics reading (college is tough, friends).

And now that things have finally begun to settle, I’m still stuck here with this horrible slump. I don’t want to say that I have more free time than I did in those first few days of classes, but I’d like to think that I have more abilities to get things read.

I want to read a book a day again. I want to read the days away. I want to write reviews. I want to take pretty photos of books. I want people to ask for my opinion on a book. I want this slump to end. 

And so, I’m asking — here and now — that if any of you find yourself with tips and tricks to ending a reading slump: send them my way. HELP ME. Because I just want to make my TBR pile go away — I want to be able to enjoy the books I buy and not have them stare at me accusingly when I walk into my room. I want to be able to say I got out of this slump.

I managed to finish one book in the two months I’ve been in a slump. And even then, it probably doesn’t count. I had read half of it in July — when this slump was nonexistent.

Thank you for your time. Let’s hope this slump goes away. Let us solve this mess together.

Written by gloria

All views, thoughts and opinions are my own. Find me on twitter @gloriamargy or email me at gloria.m0501@icloud.com

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