Dec 20 2016 8:35am

Have You Ever “Quit” Reading?

“Quitting” an activity that you don't enjoy is totally reasonable—life's too short! And sometimes, even for us bibliophiles, the pleasure of reading can be taken away. Though you may not chuck a book across the room after finishing it like Pat in Silver Linings Playbook, there might be a book that made you think “forget this.” So...have you ever quit reading? Was it a conscious decision to take a break or did it just happen naturally? Was it a genre break, or a cold-turkey, “no reading allowed” situation?

Tell me about it in the comments!

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1. Scarlettleigh
I recently was out of town for 3 weeks and it got me all out of my routine. When you are visiting relatives, you can't just say "I'm going to my room and read."

Plus in the unusual situation, my concentration was shot. Sometimes it happens when I'm home too.
Heather Waters
2. HeatherWaters
As someone who will even read the back of a sugar packet if there's nothing else to read, I can't fathom quitting reading. It's like breathing! But like @Scarlettleigh, sometimes I do get thrown off a routine and don't get to pick up a novel for a few days.
Carmen Pinzon
3. bungluna
Heresy! I manage to read even during tedious family visits.
5. laurasf
When my daughter came along. It took me years before I got back into reading. I started with short stories (thank goodness for David Sedaris!).
6. carmenlire
In high school I read a book a day, or at least 4 books a week. However, when I went to college I was lucky to read four books a semester! Even though I graduated last December, I started grad school right away in January and right now, I'm in grad school full time with 2 jobs. . . next month it moves to 3. I've been beter altely but it just seems imposssible to read like I used to. There are so many authors that I love and my tbr list just to keep up with their releases, forget finding new books or authors, is dozens long. For years (and I'm only 22!) I've been looking forward to just having a full time job, nothing else, so that I can start to read at my past rate!
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