Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great week! It's is cold and rainy here in Australia at the moment - the perfect snuggling, reading weather but unfortunately for me I have hit a reading and blogging slump (my comments are a little lazy lately too sorry!).
So what I'm wondering is How do you personally get out of a blogging and reading slump?
It’s a situation I think many of us have found ourselves in at some point and I'm curious about what you do when you hit a slump? read an old fave, take a break, start something new?? When I first started blogging four plus years ago, the ideas were flowing and I was eager to pick up my next book and then sit in front of the computer to draft my review but my motivation levels these days are next to zilch BUT I love reading and blogging so don’t want to give it up.
I have tried starting a few ARCs that I have received that I'm sure would be amazing but I barely get past the first chapter, I'm also the sort of reader who doesn't return to a book until a later time when someone I know has read and loved the book I have previously put down. Do you believe I have only rated three books this year with a 5* rating! that's out of 64 books I have read :-0
I have been in slumps before but not like this. I can go days on end without reading (this is coming from someone who took a stash of books on my honeymoon and into the hospital when I had my children). I am really hoping it is a short phase, I am just thankful that I have a number of posts scheduled so that the blog doesn't look abandoned ;-)
It’s become apparent since talking to other bloggers and readers that it’s a common occurrence. Some of us take a break whilst others leave blogs or their book piles to stagnate, have you personally been through this? How did you find your way out?
I’d love your thoughts on this topic or do you have a book that always gets you out of a reading slump? For me, it’s usually the Fever series or The Sea of Tranquillity but they haven’t fixed the problem this time around. I'd love a few YA/NA recommendations.