Hello all! Hope you’re all having a good day and winding down for the holidays. And what better time to do some reading…? Except that as you might be able to tell from the title, I’m currently experiencing an end of year slump- and I totally know that’s a thing because I made it up 😉 Basically this is the condition where fatigue and exhaustion build up just before the end of the year, so you don’t feel like you can read *any* more books- holidays or no. But never fear! I have a solution! And I’m here to share it with you all today.
I’m about to talk you through the stages of bookworm slump grief!
Stage 1: Denial
What? End of year slump? That’s not a thing! And I’m not in it. I’m still reading- I mean, I’ve been stuck in the middle of three books for weeks now, but that doesn’t mean I’m a slump…
Stage 2: Anger
AHH I’M IN A SLUMP!! AND LOOK AT THE SIZE OF MY TBR
Stage 3: Bargaining
I promise to have more realistic goals next year, if you’ll just let me finish one more book…
Stage 4: Depression
*Sobs* my TBR is huge and I’m not getting anywhere with it. What is a bookworm to do?!
Stage 5: Acceptance
Hang on a sec- *breathe* silly bookworm. Sure there are loads of reasons to always want to read MORE but maybe tis the season to chill out and rejuvenate before 2018 hits. Because sometimes it’s best to relax and reread a children’s classic (which admittedly I’ve been doing a lot of lately). Besides, further reading would totally ruin all my planned wrap ups. Huh… Maybe this isn’t so terrible after all…
So, okay, maybe only that last one is actually helpful, but I do think that advice stands- both for me and anyone else reading this- time to chill and maybe reread an old favourite. I know that’s what I’ll be doing before the year is out.
Have you experienced an end of year slump? How do you handle it? Let me know in the comments!