word of the day: May 12, 2009
Related to Writer's Block
, this is when you cannot, for the life of you, pick up a book and read it. Sure, you may be able to read a paragraph or two, or maybe even a page, but you don't retain anything of what you just read or have the attention span and/or will to go on. This is common for those who have ADD, are in possession of garbage literature, or are just so exhausted from having to read so many books during school/college that reading anything else, even for pleasure, has become impossible. To those who love to read, this is worse than heart disease and cancer combined.
Eddie - Hey, man, I see you're reading McCarthy's The Road
Nerdlinger - I'm trying to read it, but I got this damn reader's block! I'm 20 pages in but I don't remember anything. Fuck!
Eddie - Poor bastard.
When reading a boring piece of literature, such as a school Biology textbook or assigned reading book for English, you seem to lose track of time and begin reading the same sentence over and over again, while absorbing none of it.
Anthony: Hey Callum, how do you think you did on the Bio test?
Callum: I think I did pretty bad, I had major reader's block last night trying to cram for the test.
Anthony: Man, I hate reader's block.
The process of reading a piece of literature without remembering a word that you read. A moment in one's life where they cannot for the life of them bring themselves to pick up a book and read.
Guy 1: I love this book, it's so good! What are you reading, Guy 2?
Guy 2: I just read the first page of "To kill a mockingbird" and didnt comprehend a word. I must have Reader's Block.
The inability to read a book or the impatience to read one.
Readers block often happens to people who read more than 5 books a month and they begin to get bored of reading them.
Readers block also happens conveniently when someone has to read a book for a school report.
Readers block also leads to extreme boredom with the unwillingness to do anything whatsoever.
Person 1 "I dont want to read the scarlet letter for english... I have readers block"
Person 2 "No you dont! You just want to play xbox"
Person 1 "I'd much rather stare at a wall."