Thursday, 27 August 2015

A Book Slump.

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          A book slump is just like writer's block for readers. A book slump happens because you're too busy. Or because you can't find some interest in the story. Or you just doze off every time you take a new book. Or it just doesn't work out. No matter how keen you are on implementing your love for books, you just can't read at that time. And for hardcore book lovers, it becomes impossible to do anything else as well. Firstly, we can't focus on reading. Secondly, we feel so guilty for not being able to read that we try harder to read which just becomes useless.

          I had a long vacation which I utilised extensively for reading. So when my college started, I had to dial down on reading. After about three weeks, I'm glad that I am still reading. But it's just so less that I feel bad for myself. The 'To-Be-Read' list goes on increasing whereas here I am reading only a few pages every day. I'm managing college and blogging well so far. And I'm sure that I'll manage studies, blogging and reading soon.

          Currently, I'm shifting between these books:
1. 'And the Mountains Echoed' by Khaled Hosseini.
2. 'Me Before You' by Jojo Moyes.
3. 'I Was Here' by Gayle Forman.
4. 'Lola and the Next Door Neighbour' by Stephanie Perkins.

I've read 'The Kite Runner' and 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khaled Hosseini. Those are among my top favourites. I loved Gayle Forman's 'Just One Day' series. I didn't like 'Anna and the French Kiss'. I haven't read anything by Jojo Meyes. But they're famous authors. So, I'm too confused about which to choose. That's the thing about a book slump. You already know that it's an amazing novel and yet you lack the motivation to read it.

Have any of you suffered this dilemma? Also, can you suggest any book?

18 comments:

  1. I'm in a book club and we just finished Big, Little Lies, which was an easy read. We're reading the Sisterhood next. Hope you get out of your reading slump soon!

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  2. Ugh I'm in a book slump. That reminds me I should go to the book store today since I'll be downtown.

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  3. I suffer this dilemma time to time. But I am a part of a local book club so all the members keep motivating me since we meet every month to discuss our progress. Gayle Forman's I Was Here is a great read. I am sure you'll love it (ps: too emotional. I cried when I read it)

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    1. Book clubs are the best. I'll look forward to read 'I Was Here'.

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  4. I need to join a book club to help my slump!
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

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  5. This happens to me once in a while; don't fret! I really loved I Was Here by Gayle Foreman! It was a powerful read!

    xo Chelsie @ Life with Rosie

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion and for being so thoughtful! :)

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  6. I just get so busy with life that my love of reading gets pushed back. I wanted to read two books this month and got no where. Oops.

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    1. I can understand that. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I go through a slump often. Life can really interfere with leisurely reading. However, I love all of Khaled Hosseini's books and " And the Mountains Echoed" is no exception. I would start there.

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  8. I completely understand how you feel. I have been so busy that the book I have been trying to finish for over a month, I still haven't finished reading it. I joined a book club and I am so behind. Hopefully your slump will end soon.

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  9. Yes! I definitely hit a book slump, too. It usually happens when I am busy and fall out of the habit of reading and then have a hard time picking it back up.

    xo katie // a touch of teal

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    1. I can understand that. Thanks for reading!

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