This week my confession is:
Sometimes, you just need a break...right? I do..but most of the time my breaks are unintentional. However, I still feel bad and guilty when I have one of these accidental reading breaks.
Let me quickly explain why I am saying reading break instead of reading slump. I feel that it is natural for everyone to take a break from anything that they do. Everyone needs a break or you get burnt out on what you are doing. Therefore, I use the word break, because it's a healthy thing to occur
My reading breaks are usually short lived and not often, but they do occur. Typically I read every day; I try to read at least 100 pages a day. If I go a day without reading at all, my day just seems off. If I don't read in at least two consecutive days, I consider myself in a reading break. It seems this past week I've been in a reading break and I feel terrible about it! B-b-b-but why?
The books that I am currently reading are not bad books. Therefore the books are not to blame. I feel bad/guilty that I'm not giving these books the attention that they deserve. I also feel bad that I'm not reading books fast enough off of my never-ending tbr list. I feel that I need to read, read, read so I can't finish books and read the next one. When I end up in a break, I am not accomplishing my list, but my list is still growing.
I've been trying to accept that a reading break is natural. When I come back off of a break, I read a ton and it seems I almost make up for the lost reading. I am able to refresh myself on what I love about reading and diving myself into the stories. I'm looking forward to coming off this break soon!