The 5 stages of a reading hiatus.

Hello and welcome to my blog 🙂

Today I’m talking about my current reading hiatus! Let’s just say, I’m really not having fun.

So I currently have around three weeks left at school with around eleven exams in that time, plus other assignments to be handed in on top of homework we’re still being given. All of this means there is absolutely no time whatsoever for me to pick up a book.

And so this past week I’ve gone through a few emotions as I try to come to terms with this month long reality which I’m going to represent through gifs from The Office. 

1- Shock & Denial

denial1.gifAh yes the first stage. Denying the inevitable. The first few days of my reading hiatus basically included me staring at my shelf and thinking “I’m totally going to pick something up … after I finish my studying” except I haven’t finished studying till past midnight most nights. After a few days I realised that … I was in this for the long haul.

2- Anger

anger.gifThe gif above represents my inner self whenever my mum mentions how she’s read her new book in two days and I’m just over in the corner drowning in exams.

3- Depression


Ok a bit overdramatic but still. In this time of great distress I’ve discovered that I apparently enjoy torturing myself because I keep going on Goodreads, where everyone is reading and having a good time and my currently reading shelf is EMPTY!

4- Acceptance


So I’m finally at the final few stages and I’ve accepted that maybe this whole thing isn’t as bad as I’m making it out to be. I mean, not reading is keeping me focused on studying. I’m also not totally void of reading material because I am reading City of Bones in Spanish, again for school but it’s enjoyable. I’m also going back to my roots and getting in some solid fanfiction time.

5- Hope


The light at the end of the tunnel AKA 21st June, the day school and exams end. To help myself keep up the good spirits I’ve taken to adding books to my amazon cart ready to be bought the moment that last bell rings. The promise of new books and 3 months off to read is what’s getting me through at this point.

black-and-white-flowers-tumblr-transparent-12So those were my emotions from the past week and a half summed up via The Office. They really do have a gif for every occasion including a nerds emotional breakdown.

Elli xx

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