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When I'm in a reading slump, I lean towards...

Post by hsimone » 05 May 2019, 10:26

(What genre gets you out of a reading slump?)

When I'm in a reading slump, I lean towards...

...fantasy!! :character-ariel:
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Post by gali » 05 May 2019, 13:46

Fantasy is my genre as well. Re-reading favorite books is another way I get out of a reading slump.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by hsimone » 05 May 2019, 14:39

gali wrote:
05 May 2019, 13:46
Fantasy is my genre as well. Re-reading favorite books is another way I get out of a reading slump.
I like the idea of re-reading favorite books. 📚 A good old Harry Potter always does the trick for me!
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Post by srividyag1 » 07 May 2019, 10:05

Fantasy, comedy, romance.. these help me when I’ve a reading slump
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Post by kandscreeley » 07 May 2019, 10:21

My type of book that I lean towards when I'm in a slump is pretty specific. It is usually young adult, although a clean adult novel would work. It's almost always science fiction and more specifically usually dystopian. But, it also has to grab me within the first few pages if I'm in a slump. And as gali suggested, rereading an old book will sometimes do the trick, too.
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Post by janinewesterweel » 10 May 2019, 14:59

A reading slump? What's that??
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Post by Eclecticmama » 10 May 2019, 21:39

I lean more toward thrilling and horror, with a touch of action to get out of a slump. Just something to really scare the pants off me really. After I get through one of those, I run toward a soothing adventure novel if I can, or a fun romantic comedy. I'm all over the place when it comes to my reading!

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Post by janinewesterweel » 11 May 2019, 05:03

Eclecticmama wrote:
10 May 2019, 21:39
I lean more toward thrilling and horror, with a touch of action to get out of a slump. Just something to really scare the pants off me really. After I get through one of those, I run toward a soothing adventure novel if I can, or a fun romantic comedy. I'm all over the place when it comes to my reading!
Haha you put that so well. "All over the place" describes me too, if you look at my bookshelves! I can go from the horror and fantasy worlds of Matthew Tysz's The Turn and The King of May, to the fascinating theory of the Biblical Clock. I'm still not quite understanding what you all mean by a reading slump, though? I don't think I've ever experienced one!
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Post by TopaAzul062 » 12 May 2019, 14:03

When I'm in a reading slump I go for graphic novels/manga/comics and select non-fiction (like books on local landmarks and locations). When it gets severe I go for art, crafting and gardening books.

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Post by KDJ » 31 May 2019, 16:48

When I'm in a reading slump, I lean towards short romance novels. Quick reads that are not very convoluted. lol. :D Like a warm-up for something more substantial.
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