Friday, May 1, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday: Curing book hangovers/blogging slumps/reading slumps

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel over at Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. This is a chance to get to know fellow book bloggers and have them meet you. Be sure to pop over and meet this week's featured bloggers!

How do you cure a book hangover/blogging slump/reading slump?

I have experienced all of those at some stage and am sure to again. The cure to the slumps is to change it up. In the case of a blogging slump, I might post about something different. Say about TV or a movie, or an experience I recently had. That way I don't feel too bad about not updating. And honestly, sometimes the only cure is to just push through it. Most of my blogging slumps center around reviewing - sometimes I'm behind on my reading, or I'm simply suffering writers block, not feeling the review I'm trying to write. I might go back to a book I read ages ago and review it instead. I don't feel as pressured by that review, so it helps to clear my mind and get back on track. When it comes to reading slumps, I try to read a different book. I can often start quite a few books before I find one that hooks me the right way. Sometimes though I'm just not in the mood to read at all - blasphemy, I know, but it does happen - and usually I'll binge watch movies or TV shows until the mood shifts. That's pretty much my cure to a book hangover too - binge watching. I do it often and love it. I adore TV and movies as much as I do books, so it's what works best for me. Of course then there's the TV or movie hangovers to contend with...it's a cycle.

Do you suffer from these sorts of hangovers and slumps? Is there a cure that works for you?

Have a great weekend everyone! Happy reading!

10 comments:

  1. I think I've been lucky to have never really had a slump or anything but then again I do make a special effort to keep changing it up with every book I read so that things don't get boring.

    My FFF  - Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

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    1. That's probably the best idea, Thea. Slumps are terrible and I think it's harder to get out of them then to work at not having them!

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  2. Yeah I like the idea of changing it up as well. :D Happy Friday! My FF

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    1. Thanks! I'm interested to see what others might do. :-)

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  3. I love binge watching! I'll do that when I'm feeling writer's block. My FF

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    1. Binge watching is the best! Completely takes your mind off everything else. :-D Thanks, Gillian.

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  4. My FF: http://bookstopcorner.blogspot.in/2015/05/feature-follow-11-my-ways-to-get-over.html

    Old Follower

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  5. Binge watch TV shows and movies...YES! Love your blog, super cute. New follower! :)

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