How do I start to enjoy reading again?
March 26, 2009 7:29 AM Subscribe
How do I start to enjoy reading again? Books and news just aren't fun anymore...
posted by torietorie to Education (27 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I've got this problem where if I feel like I have to read something, or that I should read something, it becomes completely uninteresting to me. More than that - it becomes a hated chore, something that I'll do almost anything to avoid. Even if I can get past that avoidance, I certainly won't enjoy it when I'm reading it.
It didn't always used to be this way! I used to read novels, used to read essays, anything that wasn't required reading! But now, in my semi-adulthood, where everything seems required, even novels have turned into a burden.
Has anyone else experienced this? What are some tips for getting over it? I just want to be able to read the news and op-eds and books and actually enjoy them for once. I've got friends who can just suck up news and stories and articles for the joy of it... and I'd love to learn to be like that.
Let me know!