I know that there are times when my reading life has to take a back seat to writing or grading or teaching or travel or, or or. I used to fell enormous guilt. Now, I just try to go with the flow, so to speak. Sometimes reading takes the front seat and sometimes it has to sit in the back seat. Given that I have a huge backlog of books to blog, maybe the back seat is a good place for reading right now?
My friend and colleague Kylene Beers wrote about dormant readers many years ago. Sometimes we need to be those dormant readers. As long as we know that the dormancy will give way eventually, it is part of the cycle, right?