I know it's been ages since I last posted and I feel terrible about that. Over the last year I've been debating on closing the whole blog but every time I thought about it it just felt too drastic. I just couldn't bring myself to do it and now I'm glad that I didn't delete the whole thing because I might be back.
I've been suffering from a major reading slump. I mean major in a way that it has lasted way over a year. I have read a couple of books and written some reviews as well but then ended up not posting them. I have listened to a lot of audiobooks, though. I just feel like it's not proper reading. The reading slump I've been battling with is that I just don't feel like reading at all and if I pick up a book I just can't motivate myself to read. I want to read so so badly but it just isn't happening. I feel like when I didn't find the book that could get me out of the slump and as time passed I just gave up, which was a very stupid thing to do.
I am in no way recovered from the reading slump but today I found myself from Booktube again trying to find some inspiration to read. I haven't been able to bring myself to watch Booktube for over a year, either, so I consider it a very good sign. I watched Catriona's (from Little Book Owl) video about a 30 day reading challenge where the challenge is to basically read every day for 30 days. It doesn't matter how much you read, even 1 page is enough. Somehow I got inspired by this and decided to write this post declaring that I will do the challenge.
I have been in this awful reading slump for so long just waiting to feel like reading and it seems that it's not happening on its own. I need to do something about it! So participating in this challenge is my way to try and overcome the reading slump and to find joy in reading again. I still have some doubts about this working at the time I'm writing this but I need to try or otherwise I feel like I will never read again. I will try!
So about the challenge. I'm starting today, no point in procrastinating any further. I'm thinking on writing updates but not every day. I'm going to tell you how things are going, how many pages I've read and how it feels readingslumpwise. I haven't decided which book I'll be reading but I think it's going to be a reread. Maybe Harry Potter or John Green or something like that. Something short and fast paced I'm thinking.
Wish me luck! I feel like I really need it!