I have a confession to make...I haven't finished a book since May 22nd over two weeks ago.
I am officially in the middle of a reading slump.
Since Persnickety Snark has been in existence, I have found myself in this position two times prior. Once was due to sheer reading overload. I had been reading and reviewing a book a day (sometimes two days) for approximately two months to keep my TBR (to be read) pile manageable. I failed at that and then I had an entire month where I couldn't read. I would pick up books and I just couldn't do it. The longer it went on, the more stressed I got and the less I wanted to read. It ended up serving as a wake up call for the way I wanted to blog. I contacted publishers asking to scale back on review copies and refused more authors that contacted me about reading their work. Blogging should be fun.
This time it's not about fun. I am having more fun blogging in a more relaxed way this year than I did last year. I have no idea what is going on.
It has nothing to do with how keen I am to read something. For instance, I received Jennifer Echol's Endless Summer in the mail a couple of days ago. This is a book I was burning to read...I just can't. I have tried. I have only read 50 pages. I am enjoying it but I am simply not in the reading mood.
I am a little worried.
It is part of being a review blogger. Your enthusiasm comes in ebbs and flows. Your reading slump can hit you like a tonne of bricks. You can read non-stop for weeks on end.
My question is...how do I get back on the reading horse?