ive had this issue since yesterday:loading pretty much any reddit page takes either a normal amount of time ~1s or an absurdly long time of around 20s. when the long load happens, it seems to get stuck on Read www.redditstatic.com. for now i fixed this issue by modifying what www.redditstatic.com resolves to in my hosts file. the issues existed while www.redditstatic.com pointed to 184.108.40.206. my change is having it resolve to 220.127.116.11. after making this change, reddit loads quickly, every time. my location is Rostock, germany.
This has been happening to me for well over a week now and Ive been using hosts to work around it as well.