What do you do when you get into a reading funk and you don't feel like reading anymore? Any tips or tricks you use to get out of the funk and back into reading? – Katie
Ugh, reading slumps are just AWFUL. It's wild how one week, I can be excited to read ALL THE BOOKS, then the next, not want to read anything at all. It's also a huge inconvenience, considering with the blog, I have certain books I have to read by a certain time to have reviews, guest posts, etc ready! So what do I do when NOTHING seems appealing to read?
- Try a book from a genre I haven't read in awhile. If I've had my fill of YA contemporary, I might pick up a YA fantasy book, or even a women's fiction, or an adult paranormal romance - something different to jolt my reading bug awake.
- Read a book I've been wanting to get to for forever. Deadline or no, sometimes what I *should* be reading just isn't working. So the best thing sometimes it to pick up that new Jodi Picoult that I bought a year ago and never read...or that Kimberly Derting book I *had* to have, but haven't yet read.
- Read an old favorite. There's a reason why Anne Bishop and Richelle Mead's books will NEVER EVER leave my bookshelf. (I recently donated about 150 books to the library...but there were some books I just literally couldn't part with.) These are my "comfort" books, my favorite books, along with a few other amazing authors. They're the books that I can come home to when nothing else is as good, or seems like something I'll want to read. They're the books that I've swooned over the most, and the longest.
- Do something else. Get up and go work out, or start a writing project, or watch a movie to get inspired. DO SOMETHING to tap into your creativity.
Your turn! What do YOU do to escape a reading slump? Was there something I missed in this post? Have a general blogging question? Let me know here and I'll answer it!