Recently I’ve had trouble getting absorbed in the books I’m reading. I asked Twitter for advice, and compiled the suggestions here.
Recently I’ve been experiencing a reading rut. I used to find it easy to get absorbed in a book and forget the world around me, but lately I’ve been struggling to stay engaged when I read.
I tweeted about this a few days ago and discovered I wasn’t the only one. A lot of people chimed in with their troubles concentrating long enough to read and their inability to get sucked into books. (And who said Twitter was dead?)
I also got a lot of useful suggestions.
Here I compile the main theories for why reading ruts occur and a collection of suggestions on how to deal with a rut. If you’re struggling with your reading, I hope some of the advice helps.
Cait Corrain tanked their writing career by review-bombing debut books by authors of colour whom they considered competition. See their victims’ exciting books here.
If you’ve been on Twitter recently–or read the normal human news–you will have heard about the Cait Corrain review bombing scandal. If you live in a cottage in the woods without internet (in which case how are you reading this?), the short version is that Cait, who was to be a 2024 debut author, created a bunch of fake Goodreads accounts to give 1-star ratings and nasty reviews to a bunch of 2024 debuts written by authors of colour, while giving 5-star reviews to their own book.
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