The Sunday Salon – Conquering the Slump

Last week I refused to believe a reading slump was coming on. Much like I always refuse to believe I might be getting a cold. Anyway, it hit. Not too hard; it just sort of snuck up and nested itself right on my book making it impossible to read. Furry, little reading stealer… It’s odd because the book I’m reading (and have been reading for over a week now) is good. Really good. I thought that if any author would keep the slump at bay it would be Tana French. She’s good but sometimes, well, sometimes nothing can help.

If I’m honest with myself, it’s that time of year when my reading slacks off. Not only are we in the middle of trying to get a major purchase straightened out before the holidays and travel commitments descend upon us, but I’ve also got recipes trolling around my head making it difficult to sit still for any amount of time to read.

Here’s my plan — I’m going to finally finish up the last few pages of French’s The Likeness in the next two days. I’m going to put aside the book that hasn’t been interesting me and give it a few days without reading. I’m going to reset fellow readers. This will work. I know it will. We all need a break and I think it’s my time for that. My books will be there for me when I’m ready.

Enjoy this lovely Sunday.


6 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon – Conquering the Slump

  1. Reading shouldn’t have to feel like work (unless you have to read it for work), but I feel your pain. I feel like I’ve been in a slump all year. I’ve gotten back into reading again lately though… a good book that left me feeling high and I’ve gone on into successive books with this more optimistic feeling.

    • Glad to hear things are turning around on the reading front for you.

      It’s hard when reading starts to feel more like work and less like fun. I think that’s where I am right now. I’m hoping a break will get me back into it.

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