I have a shameful secret. I’ve sorta of been in a book slump these past couple weeks. I am still reading but nothing really calls out to me and I’d honestly rather just watch TV than read a book. I wonder if its because I have a craving for a certain kind of book and cannot find something that fits the bill or if its just because I am extremely exhausted (emotionally & mentally) and don’t want to do anything anymore.
1. No book looks good.
You’ve tried starting five but have DNFed 10. Will a book ever look good again?
2. So you start watching TV.
You are now 6 seasons deep into a show you started 3 days ago, with no end in sight. Will this be over? Will you ever feel like reading again? *are you still watching* YES I AM, NETFLIX. STOP JUDGING ME.
3. Maybe it’s time to accept that this is your life.
You are never going to read a good book again. You’re never going to read. PERIOD. Time to unsubscribe to those newspapers and magazines as well, then.
4. But then you remember your favorites books.
Maybe re-reading will help you out of that slump? The stories of your favorite literary children can always be useful. *screams in Marchetta*
5. And maybe that does help you…
This last stage is purposefully vague because, I am not quite there yet so I feel like I’d be lying if I said being reunited with my favorite literary children was the solution? It did make me feel better though. Right now I am still at stage 2/3 because I am knee deep in a binge watch.
Have you suffered from book slumps before? How do you usually get out of them? Help a bud outttt
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Bex of @outofthebex
Haha! So funny and true! I always read something fast-paced like a thriller or a shorter, simpler book to make feel all accomplished and stuff haha! Good luck!
Yeah! I usually binge read romance but haven’t really found one right now that is calling out to me. It’s SO BAD. I did finish a book last night but it didn’t really help the slump?
Mallory @ SheisBookish
Stage 1 is the worst! Just all this despair about never finding a book again – I can spend DAYS on Goodreads trying to find anything that looks interesting. 🙂 I also have this side stage where I get inexplicably jealous of anyone reading a good book – I want one too 🙂 Great post!
omg I feel that so much. I’ve spent so so so much time in my lifetime scouring through Goodreads List for my next book and never seem to find any when I am in a book slump. I have over a 1000 books on my to-read list and yet none of them even sound good when I am in a slump.
ALSO I FEEL THAT SIDE STAGE. LOL.
Great post. I like to red kids books and graphic novels or comics to get out of slumps. They are short and mostly pictures and really inspire me to pick up longer books.
I actually read picture books when I am stressed sometimes? I don’t have access to them right now so I cannot really do that but I just recently finished finals and all I read that week was picture books. I had a stack by my bed and would flip through when I needed to unwind. It was the BEST.
Kei @ The Lovely Pages Reviews
Ahh yes, this is me, this is me after every book hangover tbh!
ugh book hangovers also suck so much. I think I’ve had much better luck with that this year (although maybe I am not reading as many good books??) Whenever I read a book that was really good, I would read another really good one. In Nov, I read Letters to the Lost and All the Wind in the World back to back and those books both just hit a mark with me and I haven’t read anything that really stuck, since then? But actually, I take back what I said because that sounds like a book hangover turned into a slump. EL OH EL.
Same here! I start a book and it loses its appeal…
It’s the worst, isn’t it?
Dude I am IN A READING SLUMP TOO. Kind of. But yeah I definitely am spending most of my time watching BK99 like NOW, and I don’t know not reading…ugh. I’ll get back into it sometime soon.
BK99 is a great way to spend your time. I love that you’re watching all my fav shows. When you are done, come to me for more recs.