Growing up I was always that kid who read books, although it was mainly fiction I was always reading something at any given time. I loved the fact that I was transported into new universes and experiencing new things through different characters and the wild times they had. As time went on though I read a lot less, or I read less books and more comics and then eventually I went from reading loads of books a year to only reading one and I really regret it.
I need to start reading more because I still buy books or get them as gifts, but there’s something that stops me from reading them. Some kind of mental block that I can’t get over. It’s not due to a lack of time because growing up as a nerd taught me how to re-organise my time for interests and for education, so I can balance work and reading quite easily.
Maybe it might be because I prefer reading non fiction, and a lot of my books are controversial or about racism and honestly reading about racism just makes me sad. One of my favourite books ‘ Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ was amazing, but I had to take my time reading it otherwise I would have a go at a lot of people I see and work with. It might be because I’m lowkey sensitive to these things since I can’t read it and not relate to it.
Either way todays blog is just a ramble about me needing to read more – does anyone have any tips to help me get out of this slump?