The dreaded reading slump! I am currently afflicted by it, but it's actually a double whammy cause I don't feel like writing reviews either.
I was supposed to have posted a review today of a book I requested in NetGalley a while ago, but I haven't even read it yet. Just thinking about it makes me cringe and shy away from the book. I have been like this for the past like 2 weeks. I look at my kindle and all the books loaded on it that I should be reading and have absolutely no inclinations to actually start reading them. I thought that if I made myself read, just pick something up and if it was a success I would shake off my slump. It hasn't worked! D:
I have still been reading it's just incredibly hard to actually settle on something to read. These days I'm just picking randomly and hoping for the best. And it's not like the books I have been reading were bad they were actually pretty good! 1 five star and a few 4 stars, but once I finish I still don't feel like actually reading anything. It's so frustrating!!
I have tried some tips that I've seen others mention like changing up the genre (I actually read full on sci-fi with an alien race and the whole shebang), reading some fun chick-lit, reading short books. Nothing is working! I take ages to just decide on a book, it might catch my interest it might not. Then I'm happy while I'm reading it cause it's it turned out to be good, I finish it and I'm right back to where I started.
To top it all off I also haven't been feeling like writing up reviews, which of course means that I'm behind now, because it's not like I don't have books that I could write reviews for, I just don't feel up for it. I don't mind posting the meme/features, it's just the review writing that I don't feel like doing.
Have you guys gone through this? How did you get over it? I'm open to all suggestions!