Book Review

Bookish Fatigue



Hey guys, so today I’m talking about fatigue, mostly bookish related, but, it can apply to everything, especially in these times.

I know last time I talked about cutting down on blog tours but this is about that and reading slumps, and review slumps, and bookstagram slumps. Seriously, Idk about you all but I feel either burnt out or like I could conquer the world, there’s been no in-between for me.

Reading slumps for me haven’t been too bad, but, I know this is a time for slumps for a lot of people.

I’m here to tell you, don’t feel bad, my longest slump lasted YEARS. That’s right, plural! I was too overtired from schoolwork, raising a kid, and more, but you know what, the slump started before being a single mom, I literally could not be bothered to read, even if I had the time. And that’s okay.

So if you’re going through a slump, you’re not alone and though it’s hard not to feel guilty, it’s not your fault, this isn’t something to be blamed for.

I may not have a reading slump going but it is a real effort for me to write reviews and I’ve been slacking, so many GR reviews just say ‘RTC’ until I can be bothered to get to them and holy crap, Instagram, I just stare for hours wondering why I don’t plan ahead lol.

My house is a mess, I’m a mess, and my shelves are DEFINITELY a mess, like a mess that is not even hot it is that messy.

With everything going on, it just feels too much, and I’ve been drinking copious amounts of coffee to deal with it.

Part of me didn’t want to post today, the other part wanted to do a review, the other part said ‘screw it you were planning this, it takes less thought than to do a review on the fly.’

2020 has been a shit show as far as pandemics go! We’ve had our attention brought to some serious issues and for that I’m grateful, but, overall, I just wanna be Rip Van Winkle and take a 100-year nap.

Take a hiatus, binge TV, play videogames or whatever else, don’t worry, the books will be around if you’re feeling burnt out, they’ll wait, you’re more important.

So, are you fatigued? Is it bookish related? Work? Mental health? Just generally fatigued? I’m here if you need to talk, and you’re more than welcome to use my contact page if you want to reach out but don’t want to do it comments.

Now, I’m off to pretend I’m going to do something productive. [Hint: It’s eating crisps, that’s the thing]


By TheCaffeinatedReader

A Caffeinated Reader and Musician, destined to write lacklustre book reviews with the over-ample amount of free time.

8 replies on “Bookish Fatigue”

I think this is a post that all book bloggers should read right now! Although many people seem to have added another million books to their Goodreads challenge but I’ve hardly read anything during this pandemic. My mind & emotions have just been all over the place! It is important that we are kind to ourselves but also to be kind to each other, especially at the moment. All slumps end eventually and it’s nice to know that other people are experiencing the same issue in the meantime!

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Reading slumps happen to me so often (but last only for a month or so, thankfully) and it’s great to remember it’s okay for that to happen.
Review? Well, these days I can only manage to review ARCs because words escape me

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Can I call it a slump if I finish audiobooks lightning fast but when it comes to reading reading I feel like a big UGH and skim half of it? And I feel like I half-ass blogging because words are hard and writing a coherent sentence and then 50 more is just *too much*. AND I feel like all my ideas need time to develop and I’m not going far enough with them and I’m not original enough and and and!!

I feel like something is sucking out all my energy and creativity in my blogging/reading life and all other areas and all I can do is watch it happen.

I hope we’ll get through it. I’m so sorry you’re feeling that way and everything that is happening right now is surely not helping. I wish it improves for you soon and that you’ll have a chance to just breathe and take some time to yourself. ❤ ❤


Ok but what flavour crisps we eating? Cause personally I am a HUGE fan of salt and vinegar, I’m now craving them just thinking about *sniffs* Love this post, it’s such an important reminder for us all, I suppose I’ve been feeling fatigued since May now and there have been moments in these months, where I’ve gained enough energy to do some things. But for the most part, I’ve been rolling about my house wondering how I’m supposed to get all these things done, when I just want to watch Ateez videos xD

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