Book Blogger Confessions is a twice-monthly MeMe hosted by For What It's Worth. It's a great way to find out more about your favourite bloggers, and pick up some useful hints and tips along the way!
Have you ever had reading/blogging slumps? How do you work through them or work around them?
I haven't had a blogging slump yet *touch wood* - I'm more than a little obsessed with writing posts, posting giveaways, writing reviews and replying to comments.
Reading is a bit of a different story. I can read six or seven books back to back and then suddenly hit a wall - nothing holds my attention, and I flit from book to book like a sparrow on steroids. It happens mostly when I'm pushing myself to reach a target or work through a backlog or I read too many 'similar' books in a row - it's like I've overloaded my brain and nothing else will fit in, no matter how hard I try.
I've developed a few strategies for overcoming reading slumps over the past couple of years - reading an anthology of short stories usually helps, I think it helps to reset my brain, and I start to pine for more character development, longer stories and to completely immerse myself back into the world of a full-length novel.
Another strategy that I've used is to simply take a reading break - I read some magazines, I spend a few hours gallivanting through book blogs for new books, update my reading lists or watch some movies.
Most importantly, I've decided to not stress about it any more (well, as much as I can manage!) - I don't want to resent books just because I'm not in a reading mood!
How do you overcome those slumps? Let me in on your secret!