So, it’s been a bit since I last posted and while I have been around commenting it hasn’t been as consistent as it once was. I’ve been overwhelmed with school the past two months and then I also fell into my worst reading slump ever. As in I haven’t finished a book in over a month. What have I been doing instead of reading? Well, in lieu of a wrap up as I haven’t been around or reading a lot this month I figured I’d do a little post about what I do while I’m in a reading slump. Luckily I’ve been slowly crawling my way out of my reading slump, but this has pretty much been me for the past month and a half.
I stare at my bookshelf.
Whenever I hit the dreaded reading slump I always tend to find myself staring at my bookshelf (both physical and ebook), searching the books, hoping that something will stick out and give me the motivation to read. Most of the time this search ends with me turning away from my shelves sighing. So many books, so little time? How about so many books but none that I’m in the mood to read.
I look for movies and shows to binge watch.
After my search for reading motivation fails I usually turn to my old friend Netflix and proceeded to binge watch something. Because what am I supposed to do with all of the time I usually spend reading? Plus, it helps me feel better. During this last slump I binged both seasons of Scream and I regret nothing. Except maybe the fact that I desperately want season three now.
I reread my go to book(s).
Does anyone else have a go to book for when they’re in a slump? A book that no matter what you can read and enjoy? I do. When all else fails I turn to one of my go to books. At the moment said book is A Court of Mist and Fury. However, there is a downside to this strategy because sometimes my go to book just adds to my reading slump. Especially when it’s a book from a series that I desperately want the next book for. Oops. But while I’m reading it at least I can feel like I’m out of my slump for a bit.
I add a lot of books to my TBR.
Okay, this one is a bit counterproductive but when I’m in a reading slump I almost always find myself on Goodreads searching for books. Do I end up finding one that I want to immediately read? Nine times out of ten no. Do I add a ton of them to my TBR for later? Yep. It’s a terrible habit. *looks at 800+ books on TBR*
Do you do any of these things while you’re in a reading slump? If not, what do you do when you’re in a slump?