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Hey Book Nerds! I feel like all of us have struggled with a book slump in our lives. Obviously I have, and I usually get one every few months. They tend to hit me after I read a 2 star book. And, I can totally agree with urban dictionary’s definition of a “reading slump.” Are you ready for it….. A READER’S WORST NIGHTMARE. Literally, if there is anything that haunts us, it is book slumps. Those stupid, evil slumps are haunting the pages of every book we read. You never know when they are going to come along, but they happen. And with every book slump I have dealt with, I have come up with a few tricks and tips to get through them! So, today I am going to talk about all of the tricks I have come up with since I started reading! Let’s get straight into this!
- RE-READ YOUR FAVORITE BOOK:
Everyone has a book that they love to pieces. Or maybe you have a few that you love. But this is my go-to way to get rid of slumps! It has worked every single time I have fallen into a slump. I feel like reading something that you are both familiar with and that you know that you will enjoy is the best cure for a slump. Some of my go to books for this tip are the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and the Sweet trilogy by Wendy Higgins. You can’t go wrong with reading about some hotties!
- SPEND A LITTLE BIT OF TIME AWAY FROM BOOKS:
Sometimes we book nerds spend a little too much time with our books. Yes, we are obsessed with them. No, we are not ashamed of it. But sometimes, we spend a little too much time with our books. Have you ever spent a whole Saturday just being super antisocial reading a huge fantasy novel? Umm, well that is every Saturday for me. But, when you fall into a book slump and it’s a Saturday, most of us just end up trying to pick up new books, and fail miserably. Haha, yes we all have done it. But, I highly suggest that you all take a break from your books for a while and do something else. Go get some ice cream. Check out a new movie with some friends. Or maybe, you have a local coffee shop you have been dying to try. DO IT! Take a day, maybe two away from your books and you might be ready to read again after!
- GO TO YOUR BOOKSTORE AND BUY A BOOK YOU HAVE BEEN ANTICIPATING FOR A WHILE:
Okay, everyone has a huge list of books that they are dying to buy. Okay, maybe only Book Nerds, but you know what I meant! So, if you absolutely cannot be away from books during your slump, I suggest going to visit your local bookstore and purchasing something new. This is an even higher plus if your local bookstore is a used one and they have cheaper prices. But, I feel like some of us need to just spend some time in a bookstore, running our fingers along the spines of the books. Maybe you won’t actually buy anything (money restrictions), but I believe that being around books and realizing how many you actually want to read can motivate you to read again. But you know, splurging and buying a book is never a bad idea.
THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope this advice becomes useful for future slumps. If you like these types of posts, definitely give this post a like! If you have any other tips, be sure to comment them below! Don’t forget to follow for updates on when I post!