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Five Minutes on… Reading

This is one of a new series of blogs I’m trying where I write for five minutes and then post whatever the result is. I use Write or Die and I’ve the five minutes is up I just finish the thought I’m in the middle of and correct the typos. It’s a form of free writing and I think I like it but this is only the second time I’ve tried it (I didn’t write this explanation in the five minute)

I feel a bit like I’m in a reading slump right now. I don’t know why but I’ve been struggling to get into books lately, let alone finish them. So I, currently something like five books behind on my goodreads challenge. And actually, I’m doing a pretty good job of not letting that stress me out but at the same time I do wish I could get properly stuck into a book again and feel like it’s holding my attention.

I did just read Model Misfit by Holly Smale and that was ace for keeping me interested. But for a couple of weeks before that (pretty much ever since I finished reading Les Miserables) I’ve felt like nothing grabs my attention reading wise. I am enjoying an audiobook right now (Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton) but usually I have a book on the go at the same time and at the moment I don’t. I love audiobooks but they aren’t the same as actually reading.

I also feel like crafts aren’t holding my attention at the moment although it’s books that bugs me the most. I must admit the question that keeps coming to mind is “am I having a bad spell for depression?” There are a couple of other things that made me wonder that but again it’s the books thing that I really don’t like.

So at the moment I’m trying to listen to a bit of my audiobook everyday. And I’m trying to read a few pages of something before going to sleep. And hopefully soon I’ll find something from the vast piles of books I’ve got that I start reading and don’t want to put down. I’ve just downloaded a new Star Trek book and I’m really hoping that’s the one.

Because it sucks being a reader with no motivation to read.

One Comment

  • Angela Harding

    Sounds like it has become a job rather than reading for fun. When people go off sex the sex therapist always says just embrace but don’t try to have sex for a certain length of time…….don’t laugh..oh well yes laugh, we should always laugh…but how about picking up the book caressing it and saying I am not allowed for x amount of time. See if it increases anticipation and longing….I don’t often make suggestions on blogs cos that is not what they are for. Take what you like and leave the rest!

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