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Reading Slumps Are The Worst!

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Everything slows down. Your mood drops. You’re reading less. And you have to deal with reality instead of spending all day in the beautiful lands of the fae or riding dragons through blue skies peppered with fluffy clouds or learning magic spells from a grizzly-bearded old wizard.

Every reader has a different method to deal with the evil menace that is reading slumps. But other methods are worth trying to get back on track.

Here are 3 tricks I do to get out of a reading slump:


[ONE] Read a short book.

Short books – typically under 250-300 pages depending on what you consider is a short book – I can get through quickly in 1-3 days. I usually pick up a middle grade novel that’s on my TBR, a graphic novel, or manga. It’s during these times I get to catch up on manga I need to read or decrease the amount of books on my TBR.


[TWO] Re-read an old favorite.

I don’t often use this method because usually option 1 works. Re-reading a book that you really enjoyed is perhaps the funniest way to get back to consistent reading. It’s nostalgic like visiting an old friend you haven’t seen in a while.


[THREE] Read a guilty pleasure.

For me, it’s romance novels. I m a hopeless romantic so reading an adorable romance always shifts things for me. It’s a nice reprieve from whatever is going on in reality or if I’d recently read several books that are heavy, taxing, or emotionally draining.


These are my preferred methods against reading slumps. As before, these are ways that work for me and may not be your cup of tea. But feel free to try them! I hope these suggestions help in some way or other.

If you find yourself at a loss and nothing is helping, reach out to the book blogging or bookstagram community for ideas. These communities are filled with nice book people who would be more than happy to lend a hand.

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And, As AlwaysHappy Reading!!!

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This or That? – 10 Bookish Questions

Below are 10 questions asking which of the two mentioned things would you prefer (or neither, or both). All of these questions have to do with bookish preferences. I tried to think way outside the box for some of these.

I’d love to hear what you think. Leave a comment down below. Let’s geek out together like the booknerds we are!

Do you prefer…

1)Hardcover or Paperback books?

2)Multiple POVs or One POV?

3)organize your books Genre or Rainbow order?

4)Contemporary Romance or Paranormal Romance?

5)Standalone novels or Book Series?

6)reading Inside or Outside?

7)read when it’s Quiet or Noisy/With White Noise?

8)Love-Triangles in books or Enemies to Friends/Couple?

9)Short Chapters or Long Chapters?

10)Buddy Reads or to Read Alone?

I prefer paperback but I don’t mind hardcovers. I prefer to following one POV through a story. I would prefer to organize my books in rainbow order because it would make more sense to me. I love book seriesI’d much rather read inside. I need to read in a quiet space. If it’s done right, I prefer books where the two MCs go from enemies to becoming a couple. I like short chapters because I feel like I’m reading the book faster and I tend to read more in one sitting when they’re short. I’m very picky about what I read so I prefer to read alone.

How about you? What bookish things do you prefer?