I’m in a Reading Slump

I’m struggling to get into any books right now. I’ve started four or five, but can’t seem to get past the first chapter or two before I decide that it’s not really what I’m in the mood for and I drop it. I get these every so often, and it’s frustrating. Reading, or listening to audiobooks, is one of the primary ways I relax and unwind, so when I’m in a slump, the stress starts to build up.

Usually these slumps only last for a week or two. During that time I end up finding a book I can finish, even if I never really get into it. Once I’ve finished one, then I generally pick up the next book pretty easily. Now, though, I’m on my fourth week of having nothing to read and I can’t seem to break out of it.

One of the reasons I listen to audiobooks is so I can do other things at the same time. I’ll often plug in my headphones and take my kids to the playground. Or maybe I’ll do chores around the house while listening to my book. Since I don’t have a book, I’ve been using that time to listen to the radio or Pandora. Unfortunately, that hasn’t really helped.

Any thoughts? What do you do when you want something to read but nothing keeps your attention?

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3 thoughts on “I’m in a Reading Slump

    • Thanks for the suggestion. It’s been a while since I’ve read any graphic novels, and I’m pretty sure I have at least one sitting around the house somewhere that I haven’t gotten through yet.

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