So this is what's really been happening....

I’ve been putting off this post for a while now. Not because it's anything serious but I simply don’t know how to explain my situation and I feel as though i’m just retelling the same story I’ve told many times before.

I haven’t been blogging lately as i’m sure you can tell by the lack of content, what's with that? I have just had really big weeks of school examinations that have been pretty stressful and that certainly hasn’t helped the blogging situation. But other than that I’ve been reading heaps, doing all my chores, saving the planet and just generally slaying.

Ok sadly the whole exam thing was true but the rest, not so much. This is what's really been happening...
 and then some of this...
and none of this.. 
so basically...

Don't get me wrong, I have wanted to read during these past months of laziness but I simply can't. I have been in what feels like the worlds longest reading slump. I get excited about reading a book but when I actually open the page it's like oh, interest lost. I just can't. It's difficult for me to maintain interest and enthusiasm so much so to a point where it has become exhausting trying. Everything is exhausting.

As a result of this I have lost blog followers, have grown a stack of review copies that have presented themselves as a safety hazard, fangirled a bunch on twitter and done a lot of useless laying around feeling sorry for myself.

I am really hoping that whatever this is, will pass. That hopefully my love of reading and blogging will come back, I'll somehow manage to catch up on my goodreads reading challenge (I'm 53 books behind) and then i'll read and review all my arcs like a pro.

Reading is my favourite thing to do and I can't express how much I love it, so I really do feel sad when for some reason I just can't do it. 

I would love to know what your suggestions are or if you've ever had a reading slump this long. It's really stressing me out that I can't do much of anything. Any helpful tips or words of advice would be greatly appreciated. I hope you're well and I'd love to know if you've done anything particularly exciting recently. Let's beat this thing and hopefully not have a nervous breakdown!

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  1. I completely understand! I think perhaps this reading slump was induced due to the exams because whenever I have a lot of school work to do or know I need to study, everytime I read I feel like I should be doing something school-related hence not being able to enjoy my book. I've been in reading slumps in the past that have lasted for months, but you will eventually snap out of it :) Once it's holidays and you don't need to stress about school you'll get your reading groove back :) I also understand that, when us book bloggers have reading slumps and we see the review pile growing bigger, it also kind of makes us not enjoy reading momentarily because we're thinking about all the review books left to read that and although we're excited to read them, we're also kind of intimidated by the pile. If that makes sense? You can always chat to me on Twitter, if need be :) xxx

  2. Awww Sunny, it really does sound like you are under a slump at the moment. I think perhaps all the pressure that comes with blogging and reviewing is making you freak out whenever you pick up a book a try and blog? Perhaps you could start blogging about things other than reading, like the shows you are fangirling over or things that are interesting you at the moment. The time will come Sunny, just need to take one step at a time <3

    1. Hi Jeann,
      I definitely think that that must be the case. That's a great suggestion, I think I may just try it out. Thanks for always being so supportive and lovely <3

  3. Awk, so sucky! I hope you get out of it too! I'm scared I'm having a little reading slump at the moment but am going to try and prevent it before it starts!

    My tip is, as always, reread, reread, reread. That ultimate favourite book of yours? REREAD!

    1. I hope you don't fall into a slump, they are the worst. Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a go :)

  4. Slumps suck, I know I've certainly had them and don't think pressure to read arcs and blog helps. One thing that helped me, which was recommended on other blogs, was reducing my Goodreads Reading Challenge Target. I had it set at 100 originally but a few months ago when I was 70 books behind I knew that was never going to happen so I reduced it to 50 books. I may not even make that, because life sometimes gets in the way, but then I think it's not a competition and I read for fun. I hope that helps!

    1. Hi Bernadette,
      Thats a really good idea. I think i'd be smart to do the same. Thanks!

  5. I've only read one book since August. I feel you. I just can't do it anymore. So much schoolwork. It requires brainpower, which I am lacking.

    1. I feel you sister! Let's hope we can both get through this thing. Good luck!

  6. I am in the same boat as you! We should call soon


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