It appears as if I am going through a pretty bad reading slump. Unfortunately, with this reading slump has come an intense desire to pick out new books to buy. There’s just so many books out there that I want!
This is an interesting slump I’m in. I want to buy so many books, and I really want to read and have the desire to read, I just can’t actually concentrate on the actual act of reading. So now I am faced with a frustrating dilemma: how do I get out of this reading slump? Keep buying books until one catches my attention? Give in to the slump and stop trying to read, which has been making me anxious since I actually do want to read? Try some books I’ve bought again? Reread old favorites?
I think I have found something that may have helped me continue to read while I feel like I can’t concentrate on actually reading. Comics. I can get through a comic book quickly, feel accomplished for reading something, and it’s short enough that I can concentrate for just enough time to get through an issue. I have not moved onto graphic novels; I think they might be a bit too long to keep my concentration. It seems like comics in trade might be too long to keep my concentration.
While I’m getting a lot of reading done by reading comics, I’m starting to run out of reading material that I can get through. There are only so many comics that I know about and have been reading. Lumberjanes, Fables, Ms. Marvel. I’ve read all of Lumberjanes and The Wicked and The Divine. I’m not sure what else I should read! If anyone has any good comic suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
In the meantime, I’m going to try reading books again. I keep making lists of books I want to buy right away and pulling books off my shelves that I am excited about reading, but nothing seems to work. Anyone have a solution? I think I’m looking for books that are short and quick, things that I will keep my attention, even for a short period of time, and can feel accomplished for having read it.
What do you do when you’re in a reading slump? Any tips?