Monday Musings: In a Reading Funk

First things first: Happy October and Happy Autumn! Is it me or has this year literally flown by? It’s October already! I remember it turning July 1st like it was yesterday.

Moving on…

I’ve bought roughly ten books in the last month, but I haven’t actually done any reading. I’ve been in a serious reading funk. Nothing appeals to me. Whenever I try to start a new book, after a few pages, I’m like, FTS!

I remember I could pick up my Kindle and just read for hours on end, but I’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’. This has happened to me before, but it didn’t last but a few days. Not this time…

Black Jesus has given me a few ideas:

  1. Schedule time to read. I often just try to read out of boredom when my mind is really on other things.
  2. Turn off the damn TV. Yes, I’m easily distracted, which I’m sure is part of the problem.
  3. Create a cozy atmosphere. Pillows. Lots of pillows. And maybe a throw and a cup of warm cider (Whew, my favorite fall beverage!)
  4. Put Kindle in airplane mode. Again, distractions…
  5. If you don’t feel like reading then don’t read! But do something stimulating and creative.

Thank you, Black Jesus! I’m gonna give it a try.

You ever been in a reading funk? How do you get your mojo back?



3 thoughts on “Monday Musings: In a Reading Funk

  1. LOL@ that pic. Florida will always lead the way.

    But honestly, I understand where you’re coming from I’ve been in the same funk off and on for a couple of months. I think a lot of it has to do with TV, social media, and trying to write. Distractions are aplenty! I’ve also taken on a lot more duties at work. #stressed

    Reading brings me pleasure and life is so frazzled right now, and I haven’t had the time to do the most relaxing thing I love! When I do open up a book, I find myself not syncing with the material. I’m such a mood reader. There have been a few books that have managed to take me out of my funk. Now that I’ve put myself on time out from SM and ditched my cable, I think me and reading are about to rekindle (ha) our relationship.

  2. Last time I got into a serious reading funk I changed location. I actually planned out time to go to the library by myself after stopping to get my mandatory Mocha Frap from Starbucks and spent four hours at the library. I love the memes and GIF’s lol.

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