Sunday Post #86 – It’s Official…I’m in a Reading Slump

Posted July 24, 2016 by Lillian in Features / 15 Comments

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Happy Sunday everyone! It was another slow reading week for me. I’ve been blaming the move for the slow reading, but seeing as how all the boxes are unpacked, the stuff put away and really nothing else for me to do other than the daily cleaning/normal chores I’m used to, there’s no excuse for my slow reading. It’s official…I’m in a slump. I haven’t been in a reading slump since last year when my grandfather passed and that slump was more of an “I hate everything I read” and rated everything during that time 3-stars or less. (Sad but true). Now though it’s more of an “I can’t find anything I like enough to keep reading.” I find myself playing apps on my phone or watching a movie or ANYTHING to keep from reading. Not cool!!! I did manage to finish two and half books this week (one was a novella though) from two of my favorite authors. Any tips on breaking the slump?

Currently Reading

I started Paper Princess by Erin Watt this morning as a group read. Most of the people in the group read the book in one sitting already so I’m hoping this will help my slump.

Last Week on the Blog

Coming Up this Week

  • Merry Mondays | Must-See Summer Movies
  • Top Ten Tuesday | “Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them” via the Broke and the Bookish
  • Gypsy Love by Angela McPherson and Lynn Vroman – review
  • What’s Your Five – Guest Post, young adult
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare – #2016HW, review
  • Weekend Reads | O’er the River Liffey by Heidi Ashworth – review

This Week’s Book Fix

Nothing…which makes my husband a happy man 😀

What are you reading this week?

This week I have zero plans so I’m hoping to get back into a reading groove, catch up on blogging (because that has hit a slump too!) and maybe take little man to the lake one day. Temps here are hitting high 90s with a heat index above 100 so that last one may not happen. This mom enjoys her AC too much 😉

It’s also tax-free weekend next weekend in my state so school supply shopping will be a must. Little man’s school clothes came in this week and I must say I got a little weepy. He looks so big and grown-up. AND then his first tooth came out and the tooth fairy came to visit. ? He’s killing me!!! He needs to stop growing up so quickly. I just want to soak up every minute with him. So yeah school shopping…..I’ll most likely be weepy next week as well 😉

Tell me (because curious minds like mine want to know):
What did you read this week?
What do you do to get out of a reading slump?
Didn’t mention this above, but we saw the new Star Trek movie this weekend, and it was AH-MAZE-ING!!! Are there any other trekkies that saw it this weekend?,


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15 responses to “Sunday Post #86 – It’s Official…I’m in a Reading Slump

  1. Occasionally it’s happened to me and I generally get round it by reading something completely different from my usual fare. So the last time it happened, I read a couple of biographies and a science book (I don’t normally do non-fiction) followed by a poetry anthology. It forced me to break my normal reading habits and slow right down and pay attention to the words all over again. By then, I rather badly wanted to pick up an urban fantasy romp, again… It may not work, but you might try to give it a go.

  2. I’m a Trekkie!! But my husband is away this weekend, so we haven’t seen it yet. Hopefully this week.

    And I have no tips for getting out of a slump. Switching up genres sometimes helps, but not always. I wish you luck!

  3. My reading slumps usually revive when I pick up something short and sweet. Something that doesn’t make me think too much…and definitely no twisty turns or ten million characters to remember. LOL.

    I had a good week of short and sweet, and occasionally sad books. Hope your new week is better.

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  4. Sorry to hear about the slump. Hopefully it’s short- lived. For me it usually takes the right book coming along to break it- and all the apps and games these days don’t make it an easier lol. I’m not crazy about this heat wave…

    The new Trek movie does seem to be getting some good attention.
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  5. Oh no! Slumps are terrible! I’m thankful I’ve never really encountered one. Too many books I want to read to afford a slump! LOL! No new books is always kinda sad, but at the same time that will give you a little bit of a break to work on the TBR pile! Hope you have a better week of reading!

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  6. I went through a reading slump like that some years back after my father died. I also lost some other relatives around that same time, and I lost all desire to read. Don’t stress about it. I think it’s natural. Hopefully it won’t last as long as mine did (over a year), and you’ll be back in the swings of things before you know it.
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  7. Between the move, the heat and school about to start I’m not shocked that you’ve had a hard time settling on a book. I think I’d be lucky if I still remembered how to read! Once things settle down and you get in a routine with the house and school (and it stops being so freaking hot) I bet you’ll be surprised with how quickly you get back into reading! We’ve got to do school shopping this week and I’m NOT looking forward to it. Those lists are always so daunting. Have a great week!
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  8. I HATE reading slumps! I’ve been in and out of one for the last two months and I keep hoping it is finally over, so I can feel your pain! Hope things get better for you soon.

  9. They all grow up too quick don’t they. We are four teeth down and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Would it be worth trying a different genre or short stories? I try and change things up when I’m slumping.
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