Broken reader: fixed

A weird thing was going on recently: I was not really reading very much.

It was disturbing as all hell (almost as scary as losing my appetite, which truly freaks me out).
I thought maybe I was broken as a reader and needed fixing, and who actually knows how to fix such a thing?
So I decided to just pick up a book from my TBR pile and test-drive it (it was recommended by a librarian I trust, and I got all hooked on the story right away), and then some “new book” holds came in from the library so they needed attention, and pretty soon I was back to normal: 6 books in progress.
It’s mildly embarrassing to feel so relieved by such a thing. But I am.
And now that I’m back to normal, I’m wanting to make sure I have tricks stowed away for the next time this horrid thing happens.
So, tell me, people:
How do you end a reading drought?

4 thoughts on “Broken reader: fixed

  1. This used to scare the bejesus out of me, too, but then I realized the need to read always comes back. Now I just watch Masterpiece Theatre movies and miniseries or other BBC TV until the reading desire comes back. It's usually jogged by something that comes in for me at the library or something I read about on a blog. Like yours! (Thank you. 🙂

  2. I know just how you feel! I get so freaked at myself when I can't read. So I tell myself I'm not *allowed* to read. That's like slapping some sense into myself and I'm back at it.

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