Reading Burnout | Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer this week the prompt is:

Do you ever get burnt out from reading? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

Burnout. I feel like this is something that is becoming more and more common. Burnout was always something no one really discussed because burnout wasn’t supposed to be a bad thing. It meant that you were always working hard and creating accomplishments for yourself.

Reading is something I definitely get burnt out from at times. As a high school teacher and college student, I try and read whenever I can since it provides a great escape for me. But, sometimes I go a little too hard and read one or two books in one day (avoidance is a skill of mine!). After a day like that, I need one or two days to distance myself from reading but otherwise reading is something I actually wish I did more of regularly. With all of my homework and actual work, I don’t get to read as much as I would like to.

Reading slumps, on the other hand, are much more common for me. If I read two or three books that I did not enjoy in a row, it can be hard for me to want to pick up a book right away. It also can be hard for me to pick up a book after reading countless journal articles on the science of teaching for my college courses (last week, I had to read three chapters of the APA manual – like how boring).

Reading is definitely a form of an escape from me so I’m happy I do not experience reading burnouts regularly.

What about you? Have you ever experienced burnout from reading? Let me know in the comments! xx

2 thoughts on “Reading Burnout | Book Blogger Hop

  1. Janette says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a reading burnout. Definitely get slumps when I don’t know what I want to read and nothing really appeals but I still want to read something.


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