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Friday 28 November 2014

The Never Ending Reading Slump of Doom

Hey guys! 

Wow it's been a little while since I posted on here properly! I was honoured to have been asked to take part in the Doctor Who 12 Doctors, 12 Stories blog tour to celebrate the release of a new set of the 12 stories written by some of the biggest names in childrens books today! It really made me realise that I missed blogging and reviewing so so much!

My break wasn't intentional but as you can probably guess from the title of this post I have been suffering the worst reading slump I have ever experienced. I've never known anything like it. It started about a month ago when I finished reading Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (which I intend to review soon) and just hasn't got any better at all! It doesn't matter what I have tried reading. It doesn't mater what genre it is, who it's been written by, what the cover looks like - nothing could shift the slump and I am not going to lie it has been getting me down! As someone who has never gone more than a few days without reading something at least it has been totally disheartening. I hate not reading - it makes me feel weird, like I'm being unfaithful or something! Ha!

I don't know why it has happened but it has so I'm just dealing with it. It may be a result of working a heck of a lot. I don't know. It could be that I have been dealing with chronic pain in my shin bone for the last six months which is draining me beyond belief (thankfully this is now, I hope, in the process of being sorted... fingers crossed!) I just do not know! This year has been my most disappointing reading year for quite some time. Not because I haven't enjoyed what I've read. Quite the opposite! Some of the books I have read have been so incredible I have fallen in love with new worlds, new characters and new authors! I discovered the wonder that is Sarah J. Maas and her epic Throne of Glass this year so it hasn't been all that bad! I mean in numbers. I've read fewer books this year due to slumps like this one but this has to be the worst!

All I know is that it is looking like it has passed. This week I have been off work and despite starting new medication for my leg and being quite busy besides sorting various different things out, I have managed to read three quarters of a book and that is something a few weeks ago I can only of dreamed of! I intend to keep it going and of course get back to the blog properly! 

Christmas is my favourite time of year to blog! There are so many exciting things going on! So many amazing books released and ready to review! Lots of books as presents! End of year lists! Anticipated books for next year. So, so many things to look forward to and I cannot wait to get stuck in!

In the meantime I am also now on instagram a lot and I mean A LOT! I post pictures on there of books I get in the post, books I buy, books I am reading, books I want, books I dream about... All sorts! So check it out and follow me on there! I'm under @empireofbooks so I'm not too hard to find! :)

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