This summer, I have read tons of books. Good thing that the evil reading slump hasn’t hit me yet, but I won’t jinx it. Please don’t ever come near me. Shoo. Well, to be honest, I had mini reading slumps, but thinking that I have over a hundred books on my TBR, I should just keep on reading until it runs out.
Let me tell you a story for now. Last summer, I read, I think, 20+ books, and my TBR has quickly lessened. Finally, something hit me. Abibliophobia. I don’t know if that’s a real term, but I already saw it on the Internet. It doesn’t mean that I believe everything on the Internet, however this one is completely true to me. That phobia means that you have a fear of running out of books to read. That’s why I want to intentionally be in a reading slump before. That didn’t happen because I love reading books so much.
Apparently, I am now overwhelmed. My TBR last year was like 70+ or 80+ something. Now it’s 143. Such an astounding and intimidating number, but I challenge myself to at least turn it into 100 or something. What do you think? Right? It won’t probably happen due to the fact that I haul a lot of books every month. Not really a lot every month, but I haul some. It’s no secret that my TBR increases by the minute I go to a book store.
It’s really impossible to get it to 100 this year. Maybe next year? Next next year? Next next next year? Next decade? Next century? Next millennium? Before I die? Maybe. Nevertheless, I always get distracted this summer. Video games. TV shows. Movies. I want to read so much, but I live in the SCORCHING country, Philippines where you get fried and roasted alive while standing under the sun in a few seconds. True story. This heat bothers me so much that I just don’t want to read while I’m sweating real bad.
I hate summer. But I love reading time. Reading definitely weighs more than heat. So, I’ll just turn on the air-conditioning unit for now so I can read.
What distracts you from reading? Comment below and let’s talk about it.