Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk about something that is super relevant to me: reading slowly. Or actually, not being able to read. I like to think I’m a pretty fast reader. I used to be able to get through 10 books a month, and I can finish a book in a sitting or two. But that’s not the problem.
No, the problem for me is that I can barely finish any books anymore in a normal time span. It takes me a month or at least a few weeks, because I just can’t bring myself to read when I’m tired.
And I absolutely despise this.
Reading like this takes away from my experience. I read 100 pages one day, then I can’t pick up my book for two weeks, and I’ve lost track of where I was and forgotten what’s going on. Or I’ll stretch out the book so much that I’ll get bored of the characters even if the book itself is good, because I just want to try something new.
My thoughts get diluted when it takes me so long to read, because so many other things are in my head. I like being engrossed in a story completely. I like thinking of it when I’m doing other things, relating it to my everyday life–I like blogging about it. But when I can only read so little over such a long time period, this doesn’t happen. I think about all the other books I want to read, even when I’m enjoying the story.
Anyway, I’ve only read 5 books this whole year and I kind of wanted to talk about it. Are there any other bloggers who feel the same way as I do? I’d love to talk if anyone can relate!
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