In my last post, I wrote about The Slump From Beyond the Stars. I’m afraid that it has me in its unfathomable grip. I urge you to be wary of its silent, stealthy approach. Don’t end up like me, staring listlessly into space, trying to remember what has been lost. Instead of drifting into a numbed stupor, pick up that book or comic and open its pages. Read. Read like there’s no tomorrow. Don’t let the Slump take hold.
Leaving my Lovecraftian tendencies behind, I wanted to write about a reading slump that has hit me over the last few weeks. I’m not sure how or why it started, because the last book I finished reading was really good and left me much to ponder. It was a beautiful, strange book, a compelling story which has evaded my limited powers of reviewing. The book was “Skyward Inn” by Aliya Whiteley, and I recommend it. I just have to figure out how to put it into words.
As this review eluded me, my reading time gradually decreased. Even more confounding was the fact that the next book I picked up was turning out to be a fascinating and funny story. It’s “Spoonbenders” by Daryl Gregory, a book I’ve been wanting to read for a few years. You know how it goes, the dreaded tbr-mountain packed with hidden treasures just waiting to be unearthed! I’m really enjoying reading this book. So why is it taking me so long to finish it?
It’s me, not the book. I’m in the grip of a reading slump, and need to pull myself out of it. When was the last time you were in the grip of The Slump? And how did you escape its insidious grip? If you have any advice, tips, or ideas, I would love to hear them.
Thanks for reading!
-Wakizashi, sat on the Teahouse tatami mats staring into the distance.