Yes, I’m currently in a bit of a reading slump funk (this term was coined by The readables). Though it might sound strange to those people who know how many books I am currently reading, it is true. For those who don’t know what I’m reading at the moment:
- Vader , by Karl Ove Knausgård
(beautifully written, but it moves pretty slow at times)
- Accidental Time Traveller , by Janis Mackay
(it’s actually a really fun read, yet I have to push myself to read)
- Too Much Trouble: A Very Oral History of Danko Jones, by Stuart Berman
(I love this band and I love the format of this book)
So how can it be that I am in a reading slump funk when I am actively reading these three books (never mind the other three books standing on my currently reading shelf, they’ve been gathering dust for a while now). The reason that I am actually reading these three books, and have finished another book in between these books is exactly because I am in my reading slump funk.
Strange you say? Well, I can see how you would think that. But when I’m in this funk, I cannot for the life of me get invested in a book. I will start one and not be drawn into the story, so I will try reading another book instead. And this cycle just keeps on going. I will pick up book after book after book, until I finally find a book that sparks a big interest in me. One of those books that I will stay up for even though it’s already past two in the morning. And right now I just haven’t found that book that rocks my world just yet.
Have any of you guys ever been in this situation? Am I alone in this type of reading slump funk? How do you deal with this and make it go away?