Gahhhh, don’t you just hate the reading slump, especially when it strikes when you’re dying to read a book but simply can’t get into it.
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So we’ve put our thinking hats on and have come up with some suggestions to get you through this very difficult period.
First things first – is it really a slump, or a bad book – put your current read down and move on
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Okay – it’s not the book it’s the curse of the slump – try a different format – maybe an audio book?
Read a favourite childhood story – we find Matilda works really well for this
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Or how about a favourite recent read – maybe odds not being in your favour with The Hunger Games is the way to go
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Use your favourite book blogs to pinpoint a different type of book
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Here’s our top 10 to get you started.
Like maybe a cookbook – less words, more pictures!
Okay, this is getting serious – lets kick this up a gear with a bookshelf re-organisation, we think rainbow colour coding is the way to go
Set a goal to read x many pages and reward yourself with treats
Go to a bookish event – excitement for books IS simply contagious
If none of this works try doing something totally different – maybe you’re suffering from readers burnout and a desire to read will return in due course
So what’s our takeaway from this post? Don’t try to force yourself to read something you’re just not in the mood to read at the moment. Eventually the right mood will hit and you can fly with your favourite type of book again. In the meantime do something different, that book will still be there when you’re ready!