FF #10 – Curing the Dreaded Book Hangover

Posted May 1, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 3 Comments

feature&follow-friday-logoFeature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee @ Parajunkee’s View and Alison @ Alison Can Read. Each week the two hosts post a question for Book Bloggers to answer, provide a link-up, and choose a participant to feature on their blogs. If you participate, the point is to follow others and in return gain followers.

Welcome to this week’s edition of Feature & Follow! I’m Lillian in case you didn’t know that already 😉 I started blogging a year ago and it has been a fun and crazy year! I read pretty much anything that is placed in front of me, I’m a bit of a cover snob, and I tend to gravitate to young adult fiction. Why young adult? Well, it’s usually a cleaner read than adult fiction, there’s plenty of action/suspense, and who can resist a romance about first love?!

My blog features whatever I happen to be in the mood to read. I’ve had some fun interviews with authors and characters and hope to do more in the very near future. Please join me in some bookish adventures. You can follow via Bloglovin or anyway you choose 😀

This week’s questions is: “How do you cure a book hangover/blogging slump/reading slump?” – Suggested by Take Me Away…

This is a great question and I can’t wait to see what everyone’s answers are because I struggle when I get into any of these!

For a book hangover, I typically find a friend to flail over the book with. Getting all of my emotions out helps me to move on from the characters. One of the unfortunate things I’ve found since starting the blog is that some of the books I read aren’t released yet so as a result none of my friends have access to the book 😒

For a reading slump, I switch genres. I’ve found I’m a creature of habit. If I read a really good book from say the young adult science fiction genre than that’s all I’ll read until I’m sick of it and find myself in a slump. Switching genres usually helps, it’s also great for a book hangover too! Find a book that is the complete opposite of what I’ve just read and I can move on. One of my favorite genres to do this with is contemporary women’s romance, specifically the light and fluffy, need to be Hallmark movie kind of books.

For a blogging slump, taking a two or three day break usually helps. If I find I have writer’s block or just nothing to say even in a review, a break is the way to go. Then I come back fresh and ready to go. The key to doing this is keeping a few scheduled posts so you still have new content on the blog. I’m not always good at doing it though 😉

How do you cure a book hangover?


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