Friday, April 27, 2012

... in books

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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  1. Glad you came out of your reading slump! I definitely have to try different things when I'm not in the mood for reading - sometimes doing something else, or switching genres.


  2. HAHAHAH I love that picture! Daemon, sigh.

    It's an amazing feeling when a book can rescue you from that reading slump. The tricky part is finding THAT book. I've so done the "pick up 10 books and put them down," because none grab you.

    Lots of people have been talking about the "reread an old favorite" and I think I need to try this out.

  3. hehehe i really want to read jennifer's books.

    I'm a new follower!
    In the Hammock Blog

  4. I love just taking a week off and taking the pressure off as well. Great post!