If I get too lost within a world of a book or series, I fall into a reading slump. The worst of the worst slumps are always caused by excellent fantasy books. I get caught up in a different world and society and it takes me weeks if not months to come back.
I can try as hard as I can to break the worst of the worst slumps, but really time is all that solves those. But for regular slumps, I have certain books I reach for so I can return to reading quickly.
- Chick Lit
They’re my guilty pleasures. They go by quickly, they’re fun, and I love a cute love story.
This is a dangerous one. If I go for a tv show, I’m done for and I’ll be sucked in until I finish the series or catch up to the current one. I try to go for movies, but those tv shows always get me. Super hero movies are always a good bet…however I once got caught up in watching all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies from start to Captain America: Civil War. On top of that, my husband joined me so it took a good few weeks out of my life to be through with that.
- Graphic Novels or Manga
The visuals combined with the story telling always suck me in. Again, they go by quickly, which is key.
Nothing gets me out of a fictional world faster than having to deal with the real world. I throw myself into the chores and errands that I was neglecting when I was deep into reading. By the time I get my house back in order, I’m ready to jump into reading again.
So what do you do when you’re in a slump? Do you have any good slump busters?