Today’s short discussion is about reading slumps. I have only ever experienced minor reading slumps, nothing major. I’ve never gone months without reading a book, maybe a week or two but nothing more than that. What always gets me back into reading, is reading the short stories on Pottermore. They’re quick and entertaining. I definitely feel lucky that I haven’t had to deal with any major reading slumps. What are some ways that you get out of reading slumps?
Reading slumps are something that are always happening for me, haha. I was in a 3 year one before I started blogging. I had no desire to pick up a book until some close friends were excited about some books they were reading. That’s something that helps me a lot which is why I LOVE BookTube. I watch that a lot when I’m feeling slump-y. Otherwise, just stepping back from reading and watching Netflix or gaming helps me a lot!!
I’ve had some bad ones in the past, though it tends to be study/work induced. I find the best think to get me going again is setting myself a challenge or finding a new release by an author I love.
I’ve never been too good with re-reading so that’s not often an option I fancy!
I’ve gone through so many reading slumps! I had one last for months last year. Usually I’ll reread old favorites and it works. Or I’ll switch genres for a while. 😊
I have a few go to light contemporaries I read when I feel a slump coming on.
I have some go to like light contemporary books I know will keep me from a slump.
The longest reading slump I’ve had is 6 weeks and I just kept picking up books and couldn’t get interested in any of them. I just found a really short read out of my normal picks and I got lucky that it got me out of the slump
My slumps never last that long!
It was my first slump ever actually I couldn’t find anything I wanted to read
That sounds horrible!
rec lists are useful. Saves you the effort of coming up an opinion about what you want to read.
How is this relevant to reading slumps?
I pick a book from someone else’s rec list when I haven’t been reading for a while.
Oh I don’t do that. I don’t really read rec lists to begin with.