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Monday, August 25, 2008

Musing Monday

So, what do YOU do when you find yourself in a reading slump? How do you get out of it? Do you keep trying different books until you find one that draws you in? Do you just give in to the slump until it passes, and do something other than reading for a time? Do you ask for help? And, if you ask for help, what great (or, not so great) advice have you been given on how to get out of the slump?

Perfect timing on this question. I've been in a bit of a reading slump myself, the last week or so. Last week, I only read two books, both of which I loved. I think it was partly due to the fact that school started and we were getting back into our routine as a family. I think it was also partly due to the fact that my nightstand stack didn't look too interesting. Sometimes I think you need to be in a particular mood to read a particular book. If I own the book, I can let it sit until it appeals to me. If it's from the library, as most of mine are these days, there is always a bit of pressure because of the due date.

I've just learned that if a particular book doesn't appeal to me at the moment, I either set it aside or send it back to the library. I pick up a different one and hope that it is more interesting. Sometimes, too, I just need a break. If I've been on a reading binge, I often find myself wanting a bit of a break from reading. A day or two is often enough before I'm reaching for something else to read.

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  1. It's funny that we're all different: If I'd read 2 books in a week I certainly would not consider that a slump as most of the time I only manage to read 1 book a week! :)

  2. I go through old favorites. Btw I'm having a book raffle on my blog. Hope you can stop by!