It wasn’t my plan to chat about my reading slump this week, I was hoping for something a little more stimulating to discuss. Alas, my reading slump has become a blogging slump and writing has become as uninspiring as finding a book I actually want to read.
Slumps seem to be a common occurrence amongst bloggers at the moment. Charlie made a very interesting observation, that slumps can become circular. A continual move back and forth between barely reading and reading everything under the sun. I definitely find myself experiencing this monsoon-drought reading cycle.
I’ve also found that blogging can often bring on a slump. The need to write a review weekly – especially when books are okay but don’t scream ‘write about me’ – can be a hindrance as well as an enjoyable experience.
Neither of these thoughts has brought me to any sort of conclusion, so the slump continues.
Perhaps all I need is another good book to rejuvenate my mind. Any suggestions? By good, I mean The Secret History or Parade’s End good.*
* I probably mean epic.