TGIF (7)

TGIF is a meme hosted weekly at GReads! that allows bloggers to answer a book-related question and to recap their reading week!

Question

Reading Blues: We all get them from time to time. What helps you overcome those reading slumps when nothing seems to grab your attention?

Answer

This is a little difficult to answer.  Most of my reading slumps occur when I don’t want to read any of the unread books on my shelf, but I can’t get any other books (for various reasons: I can’t spend the money, I can’t get to the library at the moment, the library doesn’t have anything I actually want either….).  I have to admit that, a lot of times, I just wait it out.  It’s hard to believe, but there are fun things to do besides read! So I keep busy and eventually something on my shelf looks appealing or I happen to stumble across a fascinating book online or somewhere else.  Maybe a reading slump is sort of like writer’s block?

What are your strategies for dealing with this problem?

7 thoughts on “TGIF (7)

  1. Nikki Owen says:

    Since I got a Kindle app on my iPad, I’ve found that’s helped. I can either trawl through the reviews then or take a look at recommendations on forums etc. It’s awful when I haven’t got a good book to read – I don’t feel myself!

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    • Briana says:

      A Kindle would make it easier to browse books! I don’t actually have one, though, just the PC app. I still purchase the occasional book on sale for 99 cents. Inter-library loans are 50 cents for me anyway, so it doesn’t seem like a bad deal!

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      • Nikki Owen says:

        inter-library loans for 50cents? That does sound like a good deal! The counties over in the UK are threatening to close the libraries. Everyone’s up in arms.

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  2. amberwinchester says:

    I tend to read something different to get me out of my reading slumps. I rarely read any adult books, so a good urban fantasy usually pulls me out quite nicely! This happens to me every other month, so I have to have a good pile of adult novels stacked up and ready.

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    • Briana says:

      I don’t read too many adult books either. To make a vast generalization, many of them are depressing! Sometimes classics are good, if you’re in a slump because everything you’ve been reading seems a little sub-par.

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    • Briana says:

      A lot pf people are saying that! I’m just not sure I would feel like reading something I don’t normally read if I don’t even want to read the type of books I usually enjoy!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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