I ask myself that question every single day. I’m currently going through something that I can’t explain and I don’t feel like picking up a book or to finish the book I’m currently reading. To be honest, I feel bad because I like to devour my books and write reviews for them quickly. I use to tell myself “read fast, you have to read fast”, but why? I don’t even know. I think I’m use to read fast, and when I find myself busy, without time to read I just feel horrible.
Truth is, we don’t have to read fast. We, readers, can take our time to read a book. Not everyone has the ability (if we can call it that) to read fast, and not everyone have the same amount of time to read. I am on my last semester of college (whooo-hoooo) and honestly, I don’t have time but I always try to read a few chapters a day. We can’t judge people who don’t read fast, because if you do, you have to judge me as well. We all have our days when we just want to do nothing.
Reading is my favorite thing in the world, but that doesn’t mean that I have to read every single day, that I have to read fast, that I’m not allowed to have my days when I just want to feel like shit on my bed. Like I said before, I’m going through something and I don’t feel good so I just want to do nothing all day… I don’t even want to go to college even though I’m almost done.
Therefore, if I have my situations and I just can’t read fast, imagine others. I know there are a lot of people out there who don’t say they read because they read slowly and they feel ashamed because we, the ones that read fast, judge them. Our love and their love for books isn’t less just because we read slowly sometimes. At least we read, at least we enjoy reading, at least we LOVE reading, and that’s what matters. A lot of people don’t read, so just be proud because YOU read and it doesn’t matter if you do it slowly or fast. Keep reading, don’t stop because others want you to read fast. Read at your own pace, don’t feel pressure because you don’t have to.
In case you were wondering, the book I’m currently reading is Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. Am I loving it? OF COURSE. Do I want to finish it? YES, but I just don’t want to read, and maybe, I just don’t want to finish it. It is 668 pages long, and guess what? I’m on page 603. I feel so bad because I’m so close to the end but I just don’t have motivation to sit down to finish it. The other bad thing is that I’ve been reading it for a month… A FREAKING MONTH. See why I said I’m reading slow? Because I always read way too fast, and now I suck at it.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this rant/discussion. If you have thoughts about it let’s talk in the comments. Thank you so much for reading, until next time. Xoxo!