qotd · reading help

Slummpin…

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What to do when you’re in a reading slump?? That is the question! Lately I’ve been starting books, getting halfway through and then putting them down, only to start another! I am actually pretty surprised that it took me this long to get into a slump. Normally I can go a few months of constant reading before I hit a wall. This time I made seven months! Some people have suggested that I reread a favorite. Well, what if you have already reread it because you just love the book so much? Should I read a book that is not in my normal “go to” genre? What if I pick a book that is totally wrong for me and it puts me off reading for even longer?? What about a children’s book, to make me remember the magic of why reading is so important and fun? What has worked for you when you’re in a slump? I am up for all suggestions!

These are all things that run through my head when I know I am close to a reading slump. Today, I am very close to said slump. I picked up my current read (“A Thinking Woman’s Guide To Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker”) at breakfast, and put it back down. So, feeling like I just hurt my reader ego, I walked into my reading room, looked at my TBR shelf and grabbed another book. In a similar genre as my current read, or ex current read, whatever have you. So I will start this next book, (“Storm Siren by Mary Weber”) and see what happens. Hopefully her world with capture me and I won’t be able to put it down and this will be the book that pulls me away from my impending slump. The cover is gorgeous so I am already excited for the book! A girl can hope, right?!

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