TGIF is a weekly feature hosted by Ginger of GReads, where she proposes a bookish question to which we reply on our blogs! This Friday's question is,
"Reading Blues: We all get them from time to time. What helps you overcome those reading slumps when nothing seems to grab your attention?"
Reading is always an awesome experience for me, but definitely there are days when I face a reading slump; when there's been too much of the same genre, similar plots and continuous reading! Or when I've just finished a series I enjoyed a lot and don't feel like starting something else for I might lose the magic of the series and characters' lives somehow. So, what do I do to drive away these reading blues?
Well, taking a break from reading is definitely hard, but I can manage a day or two. Not without reading at all, but I'll shift to reading magazines, a copy of Reader's Digest and newspapers! (Hardly ever the news, I go for interesting articles on lifestyle and living or anything else that seems interesting).
Or I shift to some other genre for a while. Maybe some classic I haven't read or a very light book. I like re-reading Nancy Drews- they're fast, quick and short! Sometimes I like to go through the Harry Potter books! I've read all of them at least seven times each! :P
Another thing I like to do to get over the reading slump is indulge into some sort of art and craft. I know, not related to reading and it can be considered a break, but it's still something that freshens up the imagination and creativity. I'm not a people person and prefer to do things on my own, or without talking a lot. Like crafts! I could be making cards or stuff using paper mache (I love that!). I enjoy making stuff that Neil from Art Attack (Disney Channel) makes! :D It takes just a day or two and I'll be back with my nose in my bookshelf! :P
And of course, I don't read during college exams. Though that is totally against my wishes. :|