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I haven’t been able to get through a whole book – or even a quarter of a book, really – since the summer when I read Jazz by Toni Morrison. It’s an incredible book, by the way, and told from the point of view of jazz music (though this is never explicitly stated), which makes it quite an interesting read as well.
[Edit: I’m a liar, the last book I read was The Gunslinger by Stephen King. I was really into it until the last chapter when the entire story came to a standstill. Still, a great read.]
Since then, I have been stuck.
This is not the first time this has happened to me. You could say I’ve been in a rut since high school. I had quite the anxiety disorder in high school and, once reading became associated with the stress of school, it was over for me.
For those going through the same thing, I stand with you in solidarity. I wish I could help you, but I honestly can’t. For those who might be able to help:
How the holy heck do you beat reader’s block?
This was not, initially, meant to be a cry for help. I did mean to discuss how reader’s block might happen and look within myself, and of course the internet, to find ways to beat it. But, alas, most resources only discuss whether or not this thing exists. And I can tell you from first hand experience, it exists.
So: Have you ever gone through reader’s block? How did you beat it? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!