Let’s talk bookish: reading breaks

NOVEMBER 13TH: WHEN ARE READING BREAKS A GOOD IDEA(SUGGESTED BY LYDIA @ LYDIA SCHOCH)

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books. It is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. It is where different bookish topics are discussed, explained and ruminated. Different opinions are shared and blog hopping is encouraged too.

I joined this book meme because a topic could lead to different answers. It helps me share my thoughts while being educated by other posts too. Aside from this, I get to reflect on topics which interest me. Some people would not agree with my answers but that is okay, each to his own.

Reading is a hobby I do and like the most. However, despite my like for it, reading does get tiring. I take breaks from it. Usually, I would read other mediums like manga, webtoons or fanfiction just to add variety to my reading. However, there are times where I take a break from reading. This happens most especially when a reading slump is slowly creeping in. When this happens, I concentrate on other hobbies which I like. My other hobbies are watching movies, anime or k-drama and answering sudoku. The duration of my reading break would be for a week or more. During breaks, I also use the time to plan what I want to do with this blog and plan my next read. Also, it is the time to center myself and create personal and reading goals. I appreciate breaks since it forces me to reflect on my progress not just in reading but in life too.

I do recommend taking reading breaks. Reading as a hobby is not a chore so breaks are essential. It is suppose to be enjoyed. Although, reading is meant for relaxing, some treat it as work. If this is the case, a book slump would eventually happen. As for me, taking reading breaks has helped lessen the impact of a book slump. Due to reading breaks, I have time to make a plan on how to read more books. This has helped me a lot when achieving my goodreads reading challenge every year. Also, during reading breaks I get to sleep more. This helps me charge up and have the energy to read more books too. The want to read is like a machine, it needs to be maintained and one way to maintain efficiency is by resting.

Lately, my reading progress is not great. I am currently almost having a reading slump. Even if this is so, I still try to read a few pages from a book. I still enjoy reading but my pace has slowed down. Currently, I have been reading 3 books at the same time. This is my way of reading and it gives me a lot of options on what I want to read for the day.

My post is late because I needed to ruminate on the topic more.

Question: Do you take reading breaks?

Thank you for reading and God Bless!

-R


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