We all get slumpy from time to time. Whether it’s just because we’re too busy to read or we’re just not in the mood, it happens. Sometimes you’ll want to be reading, but it just doesn’t happen.
My general advice for when this happens is to just allow yourself to take a break. Watch TV, play a game, and do whatever else you’re in the mood to be doing. Then when you get back to reading, you won’t feel like you’ve turned it into some kind of chore. And I stand by that.
However, that doesn’t work for every slump or even every person. There are times we really want to read, but doing so is a struggle. In times like this, we need to change how we pick books.
Continue reading “Switch Up Your TBR”
I’ll be the first person to tell you that the majority of the time, reading is just a hobby and we should only do it when we feel like it. For many of us, that’s a large portion of the time. For others for various reasons, it might only be a little bit a week. Both of these are great, and as long as you’re enjoying reading, then you should read as long as you can.
But what if you want to read and can’t focus? Or you have to read something for school or work, and you just can’t seem to get yourself to sit down and do it. During times like this, we need to make the reading experience relaxing. Once you’re in the reading zone, you’ll be fine. It’s just finding your way there.
In today’s blog post, I’m going to list a few ways that I have found to help people. They won’t all work for everyone, so there may be a little trial and error. But, for those who are just stuck and either want to or need to sit down and read? This blog post is for you.
Continue reading “How To Make Yourself Read”
If you spend quite a few hours working, you may find that your time for reading is cut in half. This sucks if you read for enjoyment, but there are ways to find time to read. And to still enjoy your other relaxing activities.
Continue reading “Reading Around Your Job – Is There Time?”
Oh man, I can’t believe that it’s been another month. The end of month posts are a little late this month as I’ve had a couple of blog tours, but I’ve finally gotten time to schedule them in. My reading this month has been terrible. I’ve had a lot going on, and I’ve been super distracted. I still read plenty of books, and I’m not disappointed in myself. Like hell, I can’t help not being able to read properly. But it’s definitely a lot less than other months.
So let’s get into those numbers!
Continue reading “May 2021 Reading Recap”
If you wanna point out the irony of this post, following on after a post about being in a reading slump? Feel free. I can make it worse by telling you both of these posts have been written on the same day as I wanted more content.
But there is an actual reason for this post.
Generally, I read a lot. In January and February, I managed to read 20 books each month. In March, I read 29. This is a lot more books per month than I was reading this time last year, and it also doesn’t include DNF’s. I’ve learned a lot about myself and reading over the last year or so. So I wanted to share some of my tips to help out those people who wish they could read a little more.
I want to first say that it doesn’t actually matter how much you read per month. Doesn’t matter if you read 5 or 20 books. As long as you enjoyed them and are happy about what you read. But if you want to read a little more just so you can be enjoying more content per month? Then these tips are for you.
Continue reading “How To Read More”
Oh boy, I’ve been struggling to come up with content to write. And that’s down to the fact that I’m in a bit of a reading slump. That’s weird you might say. Writing blog content isn’t reading. And you’d be right! But it does mean that I’m low on ideas. So I thought, why not actually talk about reading slumps?
Continue reading “The Reading Slump Nightmare”
Ironically enough, I actually planned on writing this post before there was all the discussion of fanfiction on Twitter the other day. Shame this post won’t be all that timely with my schedule. But fanfiction is something that I’ve loved reading and writing since I was eight years old and as both a writer and a reader. And its something that I feel like it’s important for me to actually talk about.
Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Fanfiction – An Ode To the Wonders of Fanworks”