Definition: Those crazy times where you just can’t seem to read anything. In other words, an avid readers nightmare.
Hands up if you’ve experienced a reading slump or are currently in one. These can range from a week, a month and sometimes even a year!
I think it’s safe to say that most of us have gone through this dreadful phase but if you haven’t, consider yourself blessed 😉
Recently, I’ve picked up 4 books that is at least 50% read and they’re all still under my currently reading shelf. It’s highly possible that I’m falling into the deep dark reading slump hole.
Someone save me.
Here’s a few (hopefully) helpful tips to get you back to one of the things you love the most:
- Reread a favorite book – Personally, I find this method the most helpful one because rereading an old book that I really enjoyed helps remind me what I love about reading.
It’s like a sour sweet that kicks your taste buds into action.
- Listen to an audiobook – Listening to a book being read to you is a whole new experience. At first, it may seem a little strange but a good narrator can even make a bad book sound great. Plus, audiobooks are considered reading so at least you no longer have to feel guilty about not reading, you know?
- Fan fiction – Sometimes it’s kind of fun reading about your favorite characters in an alternative story. It might even inspire you to write your very own fan fiction story.
Maybe you could even write about Harry Potter blasting Bella Swan off the earth for her stupidity. I kid.😀
- Try something new – What I found effective is to just accept what you’re going through and move on to something else. Usually when I keep pushing, I just end up frustrated and moody. Spend time outside enjoying the sun, watch a movie or tv series, drawing or you could listen to songs, anything that doesn’t have to do with reading.
Do you have any other methods that can help fight a reading slump? Let me know in the comments below. ♥