In this 40 minute (short!) episode we try to define reading slumps and reading fatigue, talk about reading as a job, extol the wonders and magic of giving up on books, and discuss choosing what to read next. Plus: Matthew finds a way to complain about the comic book publishing industry (because of course he does). You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray Books We Mentioned Sex the Paranormal: Human Sexual Encounters with the Supernatural by Paul Chambers The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (recommended) Crying Freeman by by Kazuo Koike and Ryoichi Ikegami Links, Articles, and Things Reader’s Fatigue (What Are You Reading?, post by friend of the podcast Alan Woo) When Your Reading Life Falls Apart (Book Riot) 5 Things My Six-Month Long Reading Slump Taught Me (Book Riot) Reading Fatigue And The Marginalized Reader (Book Riot) Reading Slumps: What’s That All About? (Tales from the Reading Room) The OTHER Reading Slump (All About Romance) How to Break Out of a Reading Slump (Bookish) Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney Questions Why does Meghan keep saying “Schlump”? How do you deal with the times when you don’t want to read? (Clearly “not-reading” is not an answer.) Has anyone never had a reading slump? Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts, follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, July 18th, when we will inflict upon you the genre of Legal Thrillers! Then come back on Tuesday, August 1st, when we’ll catch you up on how our Reading Resolutions are going and what we’ve read recently that hasn’t been for the podcast.