05 May

Most people consider a book slump to be the period of time where you just can’t start a new book or don’t have time to read at all. It’s difficult to climb out of, but most bookworms are able to do so after finding a particular book that reignites the passion for reading again.

I have a different kind of slump. Mine involves beginning a handful of books but not having the motivation to continue any of them.

I’ve been in the middle of The Two Towers from the Lord of the Rings trilogy since last summer. We have a thick book that has the trilogy in one, so being halfway through that monstrous volume is a pretty good feat, I think. Although it’s gorgeous, it wasn’t exactly travel-size. And while I adore the story, of course because it’s Tolkien, it is heavy reading.

Then there’s the Inheritance Trilogy, another 3-in-1 book. I’ve been in the middle of the first, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and it wasn’t bad at all. I can’t remember why I haven’t finished it yet.

The third book I have started — like, literally just started — is The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory. I’ve never read anything by her before, but I’ve always heard good things about the author (especially from Mom!).

I really don’t know what’s gotten into me. Perhaps the books just haven’t hooked me completely yet.


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5 responses to “Slump

  1. Skye Hegyes

    May 6, 2016 at 12:01 am

    Whenever I hit slumps while reading large books (I don’t have many compilations of books as you do, so I can’t really count them), I pick up shorter books to get myself out of a slump and back into reading. Might be worth a shot. 😉

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    • Kris P.

      May 6, 2016 at 7:25 am

      I have tried that — George, Anything Could Happen, a book of short stories — and while I was able to finish them up, I felt like they were too short. I guess I need a happy medium, haha! Thank you for the suggestion!


  2. Rachel

    May 6, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Stop picking out books that are 1000-pages long. Read 200-400 page books and see if that makes a difference.

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    • Kris P.

      May 6, 2016 at 7:26 am

      But I did! That’s what George, Anything Could Happen, and Press Start to Play were all about. xD I’m thinking I just need to set aside a certain amount of time and just make myself read.



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