Reading Slump City


I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: reading slumps are the bane of my existence.

I’m entering reading slump city, and it’s awful. I don’t fancy reading anything, the books I’ve picked up and tried haven’t really helped, and I’m stuck feeling like a bookworm who, very much at the moment, doesn’t like reading. It’s distressing!

I’m currently attempting to read two books:

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

This is my first time reading a book by this author, and I’ve heard pretty good things about it! I’m not really feeling it at the moment, but I think that’s more down to how I’m feeling, not the book itself.

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

If you’ve been following my blog for a long time, you’ll know I absolutely adore Rachel Caine. Her Morganville Vampires series is one of my all time favourites, and I’m thinking if anything can drag me out of a reading slump, it’ll be one of her books!

I’m starting back at college later this week, and with the weight of the oncoming slew of work on my mind, it seems my brain has gone ‘nope’ and taken away from me one of the best joys life has to offer: reading.

I thought I’d also mention that you might have noticed I’m not posting as much at the moment, as I’ve been pretty busy. With college work piled on top of what’s going on already, I don’t think I’m going to have much time to dedicate to writing posts, but I will still be blogging (just a little less than usual)!

What do you do when you’re in a reading slump?


– Emma

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20 thoughts on “Reading Slump City

  1. Writhe in agony– I mean… Usually I end up binging a video game or a TV show without reading at all, and that has gotten me out of a slump more often than not. I think I get bored of reading and that makes me go into a slump, so doing something else gives me time to stop being bored.

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  2. Sorry to hear about the reading slump! Do you reread books? Because sometimes when I get into a mega reading slump I reread a book that I love (usually The Fault in Our Stars), better yet if it’s quick and easy and it just gets me back on track! I try not to put too much pressure on myself though…just watch a film or a TV programme in the time I would normally read and the desire normally comes back when my brain is ready! πŸ™‚

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    1. I do! Or rather, I used to – I think it’s a habit I should get back into! I’ve actually got a couple of books in mind that I’d like to reread (could this be the ultimate way to escape a slump? πŸ˜‚) thank you!

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  3. I I also feel like a reading slump is about to happen to me. I do enjoy the books I pick and read…but adulting and work is seriously draining me out. I’m just too tired sometimes to enjoy whatever I’m reading. I even fall asleep as I read, so I would need to reread the last 1-2 chapters because I would just blank out and not remember. Usually when I’m too tired or stressed out, I just don’t force myself to read. I’d take a night or two off and just Netflix or sleep. =)

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  4. I pick up a genre that is completely different than the last book I read. Or I read a really light and fluffy no brainer romance. It requires no effort and usually jolts me out of it. Oh! And eat a cupcake. I don’t know if that will help with your reading slump but a cupcake always makes me happy. ☺️

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