If you look through my blog, you’ll find i wasn’t very active for a very long time until last October when it hit me how much i missed reading and blogging. As you may or may not have seen i came back to reading but mostly i read books about 300 pages long, and i have been doing this for a while now.
It may have escaped your attention, maybe i just don’t review books that are bigger, but the fact is
I’VE BEEN AVOIDING BIG BOOKS FOR A WHILE NOW.
I don’t know when it started but for a time now i’ve been pretty afraid of starting huge books, and that’s the main reason why i’m not actively reading any Cassandra Clare series at the moment.
It’s funny because “short books” (about 300 pages long) fall short for me, like i feel i can’t fully know the characters in such a short time, but at the same time i cannot see myself reading larger than that, which means most of my fantasy books are put aside because well… you know fantasy series are longer than usual contemporaries.
I know it in my mind it doesn’t make sense, what am i afraid of? Maybe of not being able to read fast enough and not being able to post reviews, but i could be reading more than one book at the time, heck i do that. I read two-three books at the time so why can one of those be a big book?
It’s like, my mind can’t wrap itself around a book that is too long.
I just feel scared of starting them.
I mean, i have so many books waiting for me i’m afraid to get stucked in one that is too long and waste my time, time i could have given to others that aren’t that long and i could have finished easily. So i keep puting the bog books aside.
And by big book i mean bigger than 500 pages.
Which means i missing in a lot of wonderful and extremely recommended books.
I truly don’t know what to do, i just feel like my reading muscle isn’t back to it’s normal form and i can’t manage to hold into a big book, not even a big manga issue. Like, omnibus editions? No freaking way. It’s drving me crazy.
Is this some sort of reading slump? Like, i can’t read this kind of books so it’s a mutated slump?
Should i give up or try more?
What do you think? Please leave your comment down below!