The Writer Who Isn’t Reading

Stephen King always said you should read for a few hours everyday. I think I’ve been reading a few hours every week.

I feel terrible that I’m not reading, particularly as I have so much free time and so many unread books lying around. But I just can’t seem to get into the reading mood.

Melissa Holden with books


The last book I finished reading was A Girl with a White Dog by Anne Booth, and it was amazing book – but since then I just can’t be bothered to pick up a book and delve in.

I am currently attempting to read Carrie, Stephen King. I say attempting, because I started it over a month ago. It’s not even a long book – I could read it in a day, and it’s a really good book. I just can’t concentrate long enough to read anything longer than a blog post (and even that is a struggle). I’m on page 90/242 – hopefully I finish it this week, but if not – I need to sort my priorities out!


4 thoughts on “The Writer Who Isn’t Reading

  1. I’ve been making a conscious effort to read more as well. When I fall out the habit of it, it takes me a long time to get back into the swing of things, so I try to keep reading regularly. It’s not always easy though!

  2. I have a tough time getting both reading and writing in. It always seems like I give all of my attention to one or the other. GAH, the continuous search for balance!!

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