Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Top 5 Wednesday- Reading Slumps, What to do about them?

     Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads Group ran by Lainey at GingerReadsLaniey and Samantha at ThoughtsonTomes and every Wednesday they give us a topic to blog/chat about. This week it is:

Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump
--Winter is a hard season for a lot of people and many of us are slumpy. Let's talk about some books that are great for getting you out of a slump

     For me, when/if I get in a reading slump I usually try and go back to those books which I love the most, or gave me the most thrill. Usually it's a juicy mystery or comic.

1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Vernetta Henderson Series by Pamela Samuels Young. Sadly to say that I have finished this book series, but whenever I was in a funky mood, I didn't hesitate to pick up the next book in this funny, fast pace, thrilling mystery series. Sometimes books that take place in the court room can be a little dry, but it's all the action that takes place outside of the courtroom with her BFF Special Moore and her wide range of clients that will keep me reading this series, over and over again. 

2. Comics are my other go to for reading something to get me out of a slump. I plan on reading nothing but comics and manga in the month of April to give myself a break from all the books I've read since the beginning of the year. It's a great way for me "clean the slate" or "refresh" myself after reading something that might not have been the greatest.

3. Reading a five star book. Or for me re reading a book off my favorites list and falling in love with it all over again. That usually sparks the flame of reading deep inside me again. Its a good jump start.

4. Going to the library and researching a new book that has just caught my eye is another way for me to get out of a reading slump. Being surrounded by books and just taking my sweet time walking the stacks is really therapeutic and I can usually find something that way.

5. Sometimes in all honestly, I just step away from books. I know, blasphemy and all that. But if I can't make it work with something (like trying to read four or five different books and I can't make it past the 50 or 100 page mark), it is best to just step back and wait. I feel a strange sense of calm when I just look at my bookshelves so if nothing is hitting it, I wait. Very Field of Dreams like...
And the "he" in my case will really just be the want to pick up a book and read it.

     That's all for me folks! Let me know ๐Ÿ‘‡ down below๐Ÿ‘‡ some books or other things you do to get out of a reading slump. And I'll catch you on the flip side.