Today I wanted to make a quick discussion because I've been stuck in this terrible slump. Nothing I pick up seems to catch my attention and the books I have been reading seem to bore me and fall in the 3.5 stars range. I don't know what to do anymore and I know we've all been there before.
While I was discussing this with a friend last night she suggested I take some time away from reading. Catch up on some tv shows, watch some movies, do something else with my spare reading time. This sounds fine until I look at my shelves and long for the wonderful writing and the crazy worlds I know are within those pages. I want to read!
(something that will make me do this to anyone who attempts to approach me)
So I was thinking maybe a really great murder mystery that will keep me turning the pages through the night would be a good way to drag me out of the slump. Or maybe rereading one of my favorite books, for example City of Bones, since the movie is coming out soon anyway. Or even picking up a fun contemporary, something that will make me laugh.
I just really need to get out of this reading slump and back to enjoying what I love to do. I would love to hear your suggestions and ideas as to how you get out of those oh so dreaded slumps. Any go to genres you have when you know you're about to fall into a slump? Any go to rereads? Or do you take a step back and go do something else like my friend suggested? Maybe one of your ideas will end up helping me!