Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Paperback's Pondering's: When a REALLY Good Book Puts you in a Reading Slump
It feels like FOREVER since I've put up a Paperback's Pondering's and I'm so happy to be back to my normal ranting self! Judging by the title, you're probably wondering what the hell I'm talking about. Usually the story goes that we as bookworms read a really crappy book, and then find ourselves slipping into a reading slump. Well for me, this isn't really the case and instead, the roles seem to be reversed.
I recently read a book, The Truth About Forever by: Jennifer L. Armentrout. This book was STUNNING in every sort of way. I devoured all of it's goodness and I was genuinely sad when I had finished it. So naturally, after I'm done with a book I would immediately add a new book to my currently reading. Well I found myself after reading The Truth About Forever COMPLETELY unmotivated to start anything else. I just didn't think that anything else could top it.
This happens to me every single time I read an amazing book, no joke. I literally slip into a bookish mourning if you will that forbids me from wanting to read anything else. It's partly because I don't think anything else could top it, and also because I'm just on a high from the book that I will just be thinking about it every time I try to pick up a new one.
The funny thing is, I don't really get into reading slumps after reading a crappy book. If anything, I am more motivated to get my mind off of the book and trying something that I hope will be better. It's a total reversal from what any other bookworm might say.
So how do I get out of this reading slump? To be honest, I find it really hard. I normally go about a week of crawling through a new book, skimming the pages without really retaining anything and hoping for the next book to be something better. It's like I need to be with a good book all the time.
I'm not really sure if anything I'm saying makes any sense, but the point of this post, is that I want to see if anyone else feels the same way. Do you get into a slump when you read a really good book, or am I just a weirdo?
Emily @ Paperback Princess