Good morning everyone! I want to do another little chatty post today about something that I think everyone goes through at some point during there reading time. I believe I have touched or talked about this before, but since I am currently going through it, I figured now was as good a time as any to talk about this!
I am having a tough time with reading right now. I’m always reading, but I do have times where I’m either struggling with what I’m reading or trying to pick what I want to read next and it puts me in a little break from reading. Reading is always an ebb and flow for anyone (I think) and right now is a time that for me it is a little lesser than normal. Several things play into this change. So, what plays into these times where one reads less?
To start with, sometimes life just takes over. Let’s face it, life can be busy and hectic at time! Sometimes reading is not the priority with the free time that we get during our day. While, I hope that the time can be put aside for reading, it isn’t always reasonable. Other things at times end up being more important and that is OK!
The next two things are similar and yet completely different. The first being that you are simply not sure what to read next. I would say from my own perspective, seeing other posts, and talking to friends, that this is the most common reason for the decrease in reading. It can be difficult to really pinpoint what you want to read and before I have gone through the start of several books before I settled on a book to read. So many things can go into deciding to read that it can be hard.
Another thing that can play into picking a read is going from reading a book that you loved so much that it seems that the next books you pick are not as good. This is another relatively common problem to run into. It can be hard after finishing a novel that you really just loved to pick something that you will enjoy. Those good books can stay with you for a little while after finishing them.
For me right now, the biggest factors playing into my little break is a)life getting in the way. I feel like I have been just hectic busy this week and in my free time I’ve been choosing to do other things that I feel I haven’t been able to do. The other factor is that I have read quite a few good books in a row. My last several reads have just been so good and while one of the books that I have picked up in the past day or two is phenomenal, it is such a tough subject matter to be reading. I want to continue on with it, but I just know I need to have something else to read along with it.
I’d love to hear from you! What plays into your reading decisions and when you find your reading lessening? Do you run into these same problems or something completely different?