Saturday, February 10, 2018

Discussion: Getting Out of a Book Slump


As a fanatic reader and book blogger I loved reading book discussions. And since I also love having my own book blog I decided to post a book discussion myself. So join me on my little book discussion journey and let’s have some fun!

Lately I kind of have been having a book/reading slump. Not because I don’t have lots of great books to read but just because I’ve been feeling really tired. Honestly, this is the longest book slump I’ve had in years. As a fanatic reader I’ve been used to reading at least two or three books a week for years. Now, I still read but definitely not as much as used too. And at first I was just feeling really weird about it, and even a little guilty. But now I just feel like I’m having a little break, and it will get better soon. Hopefully..

But how do you get out of a book slump? At first I thought the best way would be to start re-reading one of my favorites. So I did.. But still.. After finishing one book, I just got trouble starting over in a new one again. And not because I don’t want to read.. What also doesn’t help is the fact that it’s so cold I feel like curling up in bed at night.

So what do you do if you’re having a book slump? Do you just accept it? And what do you do with the books you’ve planned to read? I just feel like I’m so behind which makes me feel a little stressed, and that will definitely not help my book slump. I could definitely use some of your thoughts. 

8 comments:

  1. I hate reading slumps. I hope you find your way out of yours soon. I am not much of a re-reader and so I don't generally go that route, I admit. I may jump into a book by a favorite author though. Or I accept that maybe reading is just not something I want to do in that moment an I focus my attention on another interest or passion I have neglected because of my reading. It sometimes works.

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    1. Slowly on I'm getting my reading groove back. But I just find it frustrating that something I really love to do isn't working for me at the moment. Sigh.. But re-reading favorites or reading books from my favorite author definitely seems to work.
      Thanks for stopping by! ;)

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  2. I've had some slumps of my own over the years. Lately mine has also been due to energy and time. I want to curl up in bed, too. I am falling asleep before I can read most nights. If I'm in a reading slump, though, I try to read a middle grades book. That seems to always get me over the hump and back into books.

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    1. Sleep is definitely something that stands in my way too at the moment. I want to read before bed, but I wake up with my book in my hand still on the same page. Frustrating really!
      Maybe we are both just in need of summer time? ;)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I wish I had some advice. I'm in my own slump. :(

    It is nice to know that I'm not alone!

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    1. You're definitely not alone. Fortunately I'm pretty much out of my bookish slump now. Reading some of my favorites again definitely helped me out. Good luck ;)

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  4. Since I started book blogging, slumps come and go. I don't tend to worry about them anymore, I know they'll pass in time. I usually find when I'm in a slump that I prefer audiobooks as I can multi-task, and feel like I'm still reading. So that's what I do. And yes it's definitely when I'm busy and tired, that they hit hardest.

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    1. It's kind of funny right, that something we love so much sometimes just doesn't seem to work. Audiobooks just aren't for me. I tried several times but somehow I just can't seem to find the time to listen to them.
      Thanks for stopping by Trish! ;)

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