Week Recap - First Week Without Finishing A Book

Nothing really exciting happened this week, actually this is the first week since I started book blogging that I didn't finish a single book this week. I am in a slump and cannot seem to get myself out of the slump. I am currently reading Young Elites and listening to Outlander, which are both good, but I cannot seem to drop whatever else I am wasting time on to read. I actually have barely even blogged this week.

How do you get yourself out of a book slump? With NaNoWriMo coming up, I know my mind has been excited to write, but I NEED to get back into reading more. I feel lost when I am not reading!




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17 comments

  1. Sorry about the slump. Have you tried reading something completely different from what you think you want to read?

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  2. Honestly, I wouldn't push yourself to read. Sometimes other things take over in life and that's okay. Just read when you feel like it. I felt like that in September. It was a crappy reading month, but it is what it is. And as for blogging, everyone needs a break. I only posted once this week. Again, life happened.
    Do you know how excited I am that you're reading, Outlander though?! :D :D :D <3 <3 <3
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

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  3. That sucks. And I'm really scared you won't like TYE because of the slump puttttt it away. :D But honestly, go kill some authors of books that broke your heart. That'll help, maybe. Or you read fanfic of your fave shows and exclaim how bad they are. Or as a last resort, watch reality TV. JUST DONT HATE TYE. XD

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  4. Same! I usually read 50-100 pages every day and this week I only read 10 pages all week! I've been so insanely busy, and I really miss my books. It sucks when you don't have time for your stress reliever :(
    I hope next week is better for you!

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider Silk

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  5. I'm seconding Jenna here. Sometimes when I'm in a reading slump I try something completely different from what I've been reading up until that point, and it usually helps. Great that you're participating in NaNoWriMo though! I'm so excited to get started myself! :)

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  6. School, for me, has one of the biggest causes of my reading slumps. When I come home I study and finish all my homework, but then I'm way too exhausted to read anything! I hate when that happens because I still have a ton of review copies I need to finish for review. I still haven't read any of them (heheh). I'm such a lazy person. Any tips?

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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  7. Do not stress about your reading slump! Life happens.

    In terms of getting out of a reading slump, I feel like you either have to get a huge chunk done on your to do list, or find a really good book that will make you want to read. I would check out a blogger who you have similar tastes/ratings and see what they've given 5 stars to.

    Good luck
    Emily @ Follow the Yellow Book Road

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  8. Sorry about the reading slump, but I'm glad you are excited about NaNoWriMo - I'm looking forward to next month as well!

    As far as falling out a book slump (which I do quite often) I actually have a little weird thing I do if I really need to kick my butt into getting into another good book. I'll find something terrible or boring to read (like textbook material or really poorly written fan fiction) and force myself to read it for at least a half hour. By the time I'm done, I'm desperate to read something better, and viola, back into a good book.

    AJ Bauers @ Covert Extrovert

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  9. When I get into a reading slump, I typically reread a favorite of mine that I know I will really like. I had one earlier this year when I was trying to figure out what would be my first read of the new year, so I picked up Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, one of my favorites! I'm super excited for NaNoWriMo too! Good luck :)

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  10. Ooh! The Young Elites! Can't wait to read that one, I loved Marie Lu's other books! Good luck on NaNoWriMo! I myself love writing too, but I just can't seem to fit it in my schedule :(

    Olivia @ Fictionally Obsessed

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  11. Good luck with NaNo! And I hope you end up loving The Young Elites. I hope you have a fabulous week!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  12. good luck with everything and have a nice week!

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  13. Sometimes, I find that slumps just need to run their course. I usually try to ride it out, then I will try to change things up a bit if it didn't help. As a last resort, I just re-read The Hunger Games trilogy until I feel like myself again ;) Good luck with the writing, and I hope your slump ends soon!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  14. Hope your reading slump passes, it's awful when that happens. Good luck with NaNo, I hope you achieve everything you want to. One of these years I will maybe feel motivated enough to take part, but doubt it will be this time now :)

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  15. There's nothing wrong with taking a break from reading. Why not focus on writing/NaNo for a while? Then come back to reading when the mood strikes again :)

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  16. I don't have any amazing advice for getting out of a reading slump. A couple months ago, I got in a reading and blogging slump. It was awful. I just kept trying books until one stuck and I pushed through. But yay for NaNo! Hope you have fun with it! Maybe it will inspire your reading!

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  17. I have to admit that it's rare for me to have a reading slump, but sometimes you just have to take a break and focus on something you're excited about - sounds like NaNoWriMo will be perfect for you right now!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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