Apart from a brief spell, at the end of my teenage years and a shift into my early twenties, I have always been an avid reader. But the last six months have been a very difficult time reading.
Firstly there have been issues with time, just not finding enough of it to really get into a book. There are various reasons for this and I'm not going to go into them now but it is fair to say that most of them are on-going and will last for the short-term at least.
Secondly, and this is perhaps more of concern, I have found that the experience of reading is not pleasurable at the moment. Perhaps knowing that finishing a book is going to be difficult takes the joy out of it. In addition there might be something to do with a feeling of book induced stress knowing again that it's been months since I got on a roll. You can tell that there are problems by just seeing how little activity there has been on this blog for the last few months.
Sadly, for the immediate future, that is not going to change. Hope to come back at some point with all cylinders firing but that time is not quite yet.