It sounds impossible, right? Being “too tired” to read. That’s what I thought before, but after this week, I know that it happens to me when my mind is focused on other things. Things that are pretty new to me, and it’s taking me a while to get back into the swing of these things. When I get home, I’m pretty tired, so all I really want to do is watch videos and sleep.
I’ve been too tired to read before, but it’s only now that I’m trying to figure out why I’m too tired to read. Maybe it’s because reading, for me, is an activity where my brain is “on.” Compare this to watching silly videos where I can kind of switch my brain “off” and just soak in the video. For a book, my brain is working on putting together the image brought on by the words, imagining character voices, etc. After a whole day of being “on” and processing important information, my brain is like “Okay, time to kick back and relax!”
Do you ever feel “too tired” to read?
As a result, the library eBooks that I checked out two weeks ago have expired and gone unread. :( I’ve checked them out again and I’m slowly making my way through them again. Therefore, my book haul isn’t in this post. Nothing new or interesting to report. :P
This week on RMA:
- [23 Jul] Talk To Me 30: Books with Dual Plotlines
- [27 Jul] Weekly Digest 20: Being “too tired” to read
Blog-o-plane, now boarding!
- Rinn and the ladies of Oh, the Books! are hosting SciFi Month! Check out their posts here and here, and join in the fun!
- Kaitlin talks about her reviewing process, and some cures for your reading slump.
- Nuz talks about a cover trend that I absolutely adore!
- Charlene discusses reading and… Cigars? Confused? Read it!
- The ladies of Oh, the Books! share a great list of steampunk recommendations.
- Kimba asks if we expect more from books, compared to our reality.
- Rinn makes another connection between books and video games: novelisations!
- Joséphine talks about audiobooks and how we relate to them.
So how are you, my lovely readers? How has your week been? :)