May 17, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Reading Slump

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Booking Through Thursday

It happens even to the best readers from time to time… you close the cover on the book you’re reading and discover, to your horror, that there’s nothing else to read. Either there’s nothing in the house, or nothing you’re in the mood for. Just, nothing that “clicks.” What do you do?? How do you get the reading wheels turning again?

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In my house, there's always something to read on the shelves, whether or not I want to read what's there is another story. I sometimes get into reading slumps, usually if I've been reading heavy material. My brain just can't take it. So I say....



Yes, something completely different, usually something light and fun. If I don't have it at home, I'll troll the library shelves until I find something. Chicklit is great for preventing literary brain drain, especially anything with 'confessions' in the title.

Then there are the tried but true. If I just don't have it in me, I'll get a favorite off the shelves. I know I won't be disappointed. I already know the characters, they're like friends. That helps to kick start my passion for reading again.

8 comments :

  1. Yes, good point. I'm always striving to read new books when I should sometimes be going back to old favourites.

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  2. Exactly. It's like trying to get your tastebuds back after a cold . . . Sometimes comfort food is the only way to go!

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  3. I love going back to the old friends some times, too.

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  4. You're so right, for me especially, about turning to chicklit or something light and easy. Works for me every time :)

    Love the butterfly photo at the top, just beautiful!!!

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  5. I have a few books marked for re-reads too. :)

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  6. Changing genres works well for me if I am starting to burn out on another genre of book, but usually for those in-between times when nothing appeals to me, I have to take a break from reading altogether. I'm not a big re-reader, I'm afraid. Doing so rarely appeals to me.

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  7. yep, slumps happen to me all the time. I just wait them out. During that time I'm on the computer more and watching a bit more TV maybe, then a new book will catch my eye and the slump is over!
    Usually I start the new year off with a TBR list and that keeps me strong until March...then a slump hits. So far this year, no slump...yet! ;)
    ~rebecca

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