Sunday Coffee – Slump…ish?

It’s been quite a long time since I went through any kind of reading slump. I often have periods where I’m reading more or less, or when my brain switches gears and starts spending time with a new kind of book. I have diverse enough interests that when a particular genre or age group or time period begins to wear on me, I kind of naturally flow into a different one. Lately, though, I can’t find anything that sounds particularly wonderful to read.

I think partly this may have been due to my binge-reading of Oathbringer and the other books of the Stormlight Archive. (Because yes, after my first read of the book and subsequent audio read of it, I went back and read the first two books, the intervening novella, and then a third read-through of Oathbringer.) My brain is now satisfied and worn out on the series and ready to leave it behind for a bit, but I seem to have hit a wall on what to read next. I’ve been grabbing at random and have already tried-and-rejected half a dozen books – all in the last week. The good news is that I finally settled on a book and an audiobook. The bad news is that neither have particularly engaged me, not even the one I’ve been eagerly awaiting for two months now. It’s definitely not the books’ fault. It’s me. This definitely feels slumpish.

I’m not going to try to force the books. I’ll plod along, and if I don’t read anything for the next little while, so be it. Perhaps the blog will go quiet for a bit, though I’m not taking a full break. And hopefully soon, something will break through the stupor and reinvigorate my book-brain. We’ll see.

 

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8 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Slump…ish?

  1. Been there, done that. 😉
    But really, I think we all have been there. Sometimes nothing grabs our attention. Sometimes I find I’d just rather binge-watchsomething on Netflix or just play Solitaire on my phone and listen to music. Today, I want to continue rereading The Lord of the Rings, starting The Two Towers, but as you said…we’ll see.

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    • Amanda says:

      I don’t mind it so much when I have other things on my mind, but it feels life-slumpy this time, like nothing anywhere is appealing to me. Except yoga, but you can only do so much yoga in a day, haha!

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  2. Kailana says:

    I hate reading slumps. I hope it passes for you soon!

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  3. Michelle says:

    I don’t necessarily have reading slumps either. I just find my reading slowing down and find myself focusing on other activities versus at other times when I want to do nothing but read. I am in one of those latter periods right now, but it has been a long time coming.

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    • Amanda says:

      I kinda wish I had other activities I wanted to focus on, to make this not as bad, but it seems I’ve gone into a slump for everything, which is just odd for me!

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  4. Ceri says:

    I went through this last summer. Whatever I picked up, I just couldn’t get into it at all. I even tried re-reading old favourites. Maybe you just need to take some time away from reading. Something will eventually catch your eye. Just don’t force yourself right now.

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