This is going to be an interesting month. The reason? I’ve been invited to participate with several other book bloggers to take part in a blog hop this month. For those who don’t know, a blog hop is where a bunch of bloggers get together and write about a specific topic and create a list (see my own list at the bottom of this post) that links to the others participating so you can “hop” between posts.
Currently, I have all the blogs listed at the bottom, but I will update this list as the month continues so that it will go directly to the blog hop post.
What do you do to get out of a reading slump?
When I get into a reading slump, I tend to re-read novels I’ve enjoyed the most. It’s not something that happens often, but I have two or three age-old favorite novels that I read when I’m in a slump–ones that I’ve read so many times the pages are falling out and I can possibly quote entire passages from.
I don’t often get into a reading slump. I think this is probably down to the fact that I read such a wide variety of books. When it does happen, I tend to take a few days off to do something completely different. For example, I might catch up on some of my favourite TV shows, or watch a movie (I don’t watch much TV as most of the time I prefer to read). A lot of the books I read I get sent for reviewing. This can make it stressful as times, and lead to a reading slump. When I feel that my review TBR list is starting to stress me out, I pick a book to read just for fun.
Honestly, my TBR list is so long that I don’t think I’ll ever run out of things to read… but that’s not to say that I don’t go through spells where I just don’t feel like reading. When that happens, I feed my creative soul by watching a TV show or movie I’ve been wanting to see, writing any one of my never-ending supply of WIPs, or coloring in one of those art-therapy books. Going to the library helps too, because I see the books other people are excited about, and sometimes, they look interesting to me, too!
I have such a variety of favourite old standbys and new books from the library or Kindle or the bookshop that I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a reading slump! I flit from genre to genre and usually have half a dozen novels I’m in the middle of, so whatever my mood, I’ve got something to look forward to reading.
1st August Jo Linsdell – What are you reading this month?
2nd August Skye hegyes – What’s your favorite genre to read?
3rd August Katherine A. Pisana – Where do you get your books?
4th August Upstream Writer – Best read of 2017 so far?
5th August Upstream Writer – Favorite author?
6th August Belinda Bekkers – Favorite book cover design?
7th August Brandy Potter – Favorite reading spot? Where do most reading?
8th August Belinda Bekkers – Are print or e-books better?
9th August Casia Schreyer – How do arrange your bookshelf?
10th August Katherine A. Pisana – Favorite book to movie adaptation?
11th August V.L. Jennings – Most evil villain?
12th August V.L. Jennings – What’s the best plot twist you’ve read?
13th August CJ Brightley – Favorite fictional character?
14th August Just B Jordan – Best fictional friendship?
15th August Sade Rena – Best book series?
16th August Angela Guidolin – Most thought-provoking book you’ve read?
17th August Tabitha Caplinger – Top 3 books you think everyone should read?
18th August Skye Hegyes – Where do you post your reviews of books you’ve read?
19th August Lands Uncharted – What was the last book you gave a 5 star review?
20th August KM Carroll – Which book do you wish had a sequel?
21st August Upstream Writer – Which author would you most want to interview and why?
22nd August Jo Linsdell – How often do you go to the library?
23rd August Belinda Bekkers – Goodreads challenge/reading goal for this year? On track so far?
24th August Fabian Space – Do your family/friends support your reading habit?
25th August The Literary Apothecary – Do you enter book giveaways? Last prize you won?
26th August Just B Jordan – Name a book that made you cry
27th August Jebraun Clifford – Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself being an author in the future?
28th August Brandy Potter – When did you get into reading?
29th August Skye Hegyes – What do you do to get out of a reading slump?
30th August Brandy otter – If a genie were to grant you 3 bookish wishes, what would you ask for and why?
31st August Lands Uncharted – Do you take part in readathons? Why? If yes, which are your favorite?