TGIF is a meme hosted weekly at GReads! that allows bloggers to answer a book-related question and to recap their reading week!
Reading Blues: We all get them from time to time. What helps you overcome those reading slumps when nothing seems to grab your attention?
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?
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
I love to read a book out of my current genre. Something out of my norm.
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!
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