Hey guys! Sorry I've been absent for the past two days or so. I've been having a bit of a reading/blogging slump, hence the discussion post today.
Before I get into this, I'd just like to say these are my opinions. I am in no way saying that you should have these opinions or that mine are correct. This is simply a post open to discussion, and you're free to share your opinions as well. :) I love hearing them!
The way I see it, there are a few reasons why you could get into a reading slump. The first and most common one is the result of having read an extremely good book. When I finish said book, I’m in this kind of daze. It was just so good, and I immediately want to read it over again. I may do that, or I might end up sitting around with nothing to do. Eventually, I go to pick up another book from my TBR pile. But I don’t want to read it, because it probably won’t be as good as that awesome book I just finished. So I don’t read at all, for a long time.
This kind of reading slump happens to me the most often. I read a good book and nothing else seems to live up to my expectations.
The next reading slump is the outcome of having read tons of books really fast. This doesn’t happen to me too often, but it’s occurred before. I read so many books that I get burned out really quickly, and don’t want to read anything else for a long time. Maybe I’ll go watch a movie instead. For some reason, that always sounds much more enticing than starting yet another novel.
Finally, reading slumps can occur because I’m too interested in something else to bother picking up a book. This is what’s happening to me right now, actually. I’ve been focused on writing for the past week or so, and not too interested in reading a book.
I did buy two books today that I’m excited about reading, but I’m not sure if I’ll get into them anytime soon. Hopefully I will, though, so I can get into reading again!
What about you guys? How do you get out of reading slumps? Share your thoughts and ideas below!