#BookBloggerHop | Reading Burnout

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

Do you ever get burnt out from reading?

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

The easy answer is “not really.” Because I never get tired of reading. When I get a string of books that are just meh experiences I get very antsy for a book I can lose myself in, but I never burnout from reading completely. I just can’t imagine ever thinking, “I just can’t do it. I can’t read another book,” or not want to, in general. I have thought “I can’t read another bad book.” That’s why I’ve become more picky in the last year about what and from where I take on ARCs.

That being said, I do burnout from writing reviews more often than I would like. Sometimes, I just sit at my keyboard and want to type, “I liked this book because I did,” over and over again until I fill up a page. That’s the point where I change up my review format. That helps make it fresh for me.

Do you ever get burned out from reading?

33 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | Reading Burnout”

  1. Haha, I definitely get burned out writing reviews, too! There are periods where I’m really good about it and jump on writing them right away, but, most of the time, I just feel exhausted thinking about it. I’m starting to think I need to write shorter ones, or change up my format like you do. Always helps to keep things interesting!

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  2. I don’t lose the desire to read but I do sometimes feel uninspired by the books I’m reading and know that it is my mood rather than the book itself.
    I hate reviewer’s block- I often get it for a book that touched my emotions in a big way but where I can’t say why (other than great writing).

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  3. I agree about the review slump. There are only so many ways I can say I loved this book! As I use the same review format for all my reviews I’ve started drafting the information earlier so when I need to write the review it’s just putting in my thoughts and the process feels a little quicker.

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  4. I don’t get burnt out from reading, but there are never enough hours in the day when I am working. I find between my blog, my novel, there isn’t much time left to read books.. If I am tired, I don’t tend to enjoy a book.

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  5. I’ve had reading slumps in the past when I’ve been very stressed and haven’t been able to focus on reading, like when Covid hit in 2020. I definitely have review slumps, and think I’m in one at the moment as I can’t find the words! It’ll pass those like it always does. 😂

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    1. I go more into a comprehension slump when I’m stressed. I’m still reading but how much I’m actually taking in is debatable.


  6. I’m glad you don’t suffer burnout, Tessa. I can’t say I’ve ever had burnout, but it’s been more ‘something’s gotta give’ for me because I needed time for something else or health issues or whatever.

    Have a good weekend! 💜

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  7. I totally agree, Tessa. I don’t think I have ever had a reading slump, but I do get review slumps. I would prefer to just read and say, “loved it, read it” or “Meh, take a pass” but that wouldn’t work. If I get to a point where I need to take a break, I find a good movie or series to watch instead. Interesting question, and I love reading everyone’s responses. Have a great weekend, Tessa. 📚💖

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  8. I never suffer from reading burnout – can’t imagine not reading. But the reviews? That’s a different case. Sometimes I can’t string two words together to say why I liked a book. I have three reviews I need to write today, and I’m kind of dreading it, but not because the books were bad.

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  9. I do burnout from reading sometimes, usually when I read too many books in the same genre in a row. Sometimes I need to take time for my other hobbies until I feel like reading again!

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  10. That’s a great answer, Tessa. I get tired of reading after reading a few so so books in a row, but then I just find a book from one of my go-to authors and my love of reading is renewed.

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  11. I did read very little for fun during my last two years at college because I was working on my thesis and I read heaps of books concerning autism, between doing that and studying, reading for fun just kinda lost its appeal. I’ve more than made up for it since, though 😂

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  12. I agree with not getting tired of reading. There are periods, where I don’t have time or would rather do something else, but I don’t feel it’s a reading burnout. Haha, I can’t face writing too many reviews, that is one reason I like tags, memes, discussion posts, etc. Variety is good and keeps blogging interesting.

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  13. I can so relate to what you said, Tessa. I don’t get burnt out from reading but I do get impatient when I find myself reading blah books. I just finished one and it was awful plodding through it. Still not sure why I just didn’t DNF the thing but I stuck with it. Hoping my next read is a lot better.

    Like you, there are times I do get burnt out on writing reviews. As much as I love writing them and sharing them, sometimes it’s. hard getting started, Maybe it’s because I just want to go and crack open my next book. 🙂


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