TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful Ginger at GReads! and this week
she wants to know:
Reading Blues: We all get them from time to time.
What helps you overcome those reading slumps when nothing seems to grab your attention?
I had a real reading slump last summer after I came back from my holidays in Australia. I read a lot of books there on my Kindle and couldn’t wait to get started on a physical book as soon as I was back home but none grabbed my attention. I think I started over 10 different books and put them back on the shelves. It was really frustrating.
This reading slump lasted almost for a month but after I came back from London with about 15 kilos of new books in my bag (yes, I tend to loose control when having the opportunity to shop at Waterstone’s) I finally found one book that was so good that it pulled me out of my slump.
I work as a tutor for English and normally there was a lot to do during the summer holidays and I spent almost 8 hours every day working. Last summer there were almost no kids and I had nothing to do over the holidays. As happy as I was the first week, it really depresses me when I have no plans or places I have to be. I am sure that this reading slump last summer had something to do with this. I am not sure how this summer will be work wise but I am planning not to fall into such a big reading slump again because it was really horrible not to be reading for almost a month.
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