Join me every Saturday as I ask a Fun Question that’s been on my mind. I’ll give you my take, but I really hope you’ll jump in with your answers too, since I’m really curious to know what my fellow readers and bloggers think! So today’s question is…
How do you get out of a reading slump?
I love to read. Okay, I know, duh! Who has a book blog and doesn’t love to read, right? But as much as I love to read, sometimes I get into a funk and I just can’t seem to enjoy reading anything. Every book I pick up just isn’t doing it for me – the plot is tired, the characters are boring or unbelievable, I hate the narrator, etc, etc.
I’m convinced I’m not alone on this… right? Does this happen to you?
This is what I TRY to do…
First of all, I have hundreds of books in my TBR lists, so I try to find one that appeals to me. But sometimes plenty of books seem appealing… until I start them. That’s when I’m in a serious slump.
When that happens, I go to one of my favorite books. One that has never let me down and is the complete opposite of what I’ve been reading lately. So if I’ve been reading a ton of Urban Fantasy, I’ll probably pick up a Classic favorite – like Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility. If I’ve been reading a lot of action I’ll probably go to a Romance – like Pride and Prejudice or Emma.
Yes, I realize I just listed three Jane Austen books as my antidote (and Pride and Prejudice twice) but they are my go to favorite books, they’ve never let me down, and they usually are nothing like anything I’ve been reading lately; I rarely read classics or historical fiction.
Austen is my security blanket. I mean – how could these men EVER fail to make me happy?
So how do you get out of a reading slump?
Do you have a book that’s your security blanket?