Reading Inspiration

Hey fellow readers!

I’ve been in a horrible reading slump as of late, and it’s really wearing me out. As someone who decompresses by reading, I really feel the strain not wanting to read has on me.

This slump has drastically affected my reviewing pace as well, I feel like either the books I’ve finished haven’t been reviewable or I just haven’t finished many books since I’ve been working on some longer ones recently. Having a book blog really adds the pressure to review what you read, and I’m sorry for not having many quality reviews lately 😦 I’ll get out of the slump soon, I’m sure!

Anyway, sometimes when I’m in a reading/writing  slump, I look to my favorite authors, and I’ll share some of my favorite quotes from them (about reading, writing, life, or all three).

 

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Well, let’s hope I get out of my slump, but in the meantime, if any of you wonderful bibliophiles have any suggestions, such as tips or quick reads you think will help get me back on track, please let me know!

 

 

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23 thoughts on “Reading Inspiration

  1. As a reader, I experience this slump as well. Especially with being in school, sometimes reading and book reviewing have to take a backseat. Often what I’ve done to push myself out of my slump is to try to read for at least ten minutes every night before I go to bed. That way I can go to sleep knowing that I’ve made progress, even if it’s small.

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and am very impressed by your blog. I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Welcome to the book blogging world!! Thanks for the advice, that’s always something I did anyway, but lately have felt unmotivated, pushing myself to do so is a good idea!

      Also, my main advice for a book blog is schedule your posts–it makes so much difference to have them ready to go and you don’t need to stress about them during the week. If you have time just look ahead and see what tags you want to do and what lists you want to publish and then get them done all together. This way you can squeeze in book reviews when you finish the book, but you don’t have to stress about not having material published.

      Also, read what you want to read, even if everyone else in the blogging world seems to be reading the same book–trust me, you will find your audience!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment! Happy Reading!

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  2. It looks like Lilyn G beat me to the punch about re-reading books you have previously enjoyed. This usually works when a slump has been caused by reading two or three disappointing books in a row. It’s much less helpful if your slump is the result of problems in your personal life.

    I’m only just getting out of a very long reading slump that started last summer due to numerous personal issues. While all my problems haven’t been dealt with yet, for the moment at least, I have enough quiet time to myself to read up to 50 pages a day.

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  3. I often get into this slump after I’ve read a really wonderful book. Truly great books make other books seem pale in comparison. It’s also hard to take an activity you love (reading) and turn it into a blog! I’m sure you’ll come back to it soon. Best of luck!

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  4. Ugh!!! Reading slumps are the worst!!

    I’m kind of in one, as well – but it may be more of a mourning period. I finished Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas a couple weeks ago, and the current book I’m reading to review just doesn’t compare! I don’t have a strong desire to read it, and that frustrates me so much!!

    One thing that tends to help me is watching book vloggers. I get a little more excited about reading after I watch some of their videos. Christine at https://www.youtube.com/user/polandbananasBOOKS and Jesse at https://www.youtube.com/user/jessethereader/about are my current favorites.

    If you need a quick book to help you out, try reading Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott. It’s great! It’s fast-paced and in first-person POV, which I think is good to read when you want something that’s fun and quick. It’s a strange little book, but I highly recommend.

    This too shall pass!

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    1. I would have never thought of watching video reviews! What a great idea, thank you!! Book hangover is real! It’s so hard to get into another book, let alone a crappy one, after reading something fantastic! I’ll look into Violet Grenade, thanks for the recommendation!

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  5. ruby2227

    I like to get out of reading slumps by listening to an audiobook. Getting to listen to a story–even if it’s one that I’ve read a million times before–somehow makes the whole experience feel fresh.

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  6. OH DEAR… I soooo understand the reading slump feeling. Although I’m not currently in a “slump” I feel the pressure to read so much so quickly in order to keep up the pace with writing reviews. And… lets face it, after a while that can REALLY get to ya! I mean, don’t we review books because we love reading? So whats up with all this unneeded pressure. This is what usually results in my reading slumps. But then when that happens, I like to reflect on the books I have recently read and what I loved about them and I like to think about the ways in which my life as a reader has shaped me into the way I am today and that usually gives me new inspiration to get back into the reading world again ! 🙂

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    1. Ahh I needed to hear this! Thank you! I’m getting out of it by only reading what I really want to read, which right now happens to be book series, so I haven’t been doing reviews (plus I’ve been in 3 weddings in the last month, so I’m pretty swamped) but I feel the need to write reviews coming again 🙂

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