So I’ve found myself descending into a reading slump. And since I’m a book blogger, that has quickly turned into a blogging slump. If I don’t read then I have nothing to blog about.
Have you come here looking for help? This is going to be half advice and half discussion.
Sit down, friend, and let me show you the way~*~*~
- Listen to an audiobook of a beloved book
- Go to a bookstore or a library and just immerse yourself in the atmosphere of *books*
- Read something outside of your comfort zone – a different genre
- Take all your books off your shelves and re-organize everything
- Read something short and sweet
In a perfect world, slumps don’t happen. I can certainly understand the desire to want to overcome a slump so we can go back to enjoying a good book, but sometimes you can’t just WILL yourself out of that slump. Just endure the slump. Spend your time how you want to spend it instead of getting upset with yourself for your perceived “failure” at reading.
I would wager that most of us are mood readers. We might give ourselves a monthly TBR, but we seldom follow that list.
We just pick up whatever book that suits our fancy at that particular time.
Sometimes, you won’t be able to find any book that meets your mood. So you find other things to enjoy – riding your bike, watching TV, going out to eat with your friends.
Why are we always trying to fight a slump? Maybe we should just accept it, move on with other things, and come back to reading when it grabs for us.
We are not professional readers. We are not being paid to read. (Unless you are… you probably shouldn’t be reading this post I am sorry.)
What are some of your tips to overcoming a reading slump?
Do you think you should just “let it be” when you hit a slump?
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