Okay, who here doesn’t hate reading slumps? they drain us and literally last so long sometimes. I hate them with a passion. I had one that lasted a good part of a year and I felt completely out of character. I still haven’t found the perfect way to beat reading slumps to the curb but I did find a few ways to ease myself back into reading.
Try graphic novels or Manga
Graphic novels and manga have come through for me so many times. Easy to read and quick most of the time. So many new graphic novels have come out that are amazing and have the best art and stories. Manga are also perfect for beating reading slumps. They aren’t that different from graphic novels and I can assure you there are so many great ones out there!
Set a few chapters a day
This is one of the most effective techniques I’ve used. When I’m in a slump I set a few chapters to read each day. About 2 or 3. This usually makes me a little more intrigued with the book and sometimes I’ll read more than the chapters I’ve allocated for myself. This is the best way to feel like reading again. Don’t rush it or push yourself. If you want to read a chapter a day that’s fine too!
Read a short story or a poetry collection
Short stories make me feel like I’m reading faster and actually accomplishing something. Poetry book too. Find yourself a short book or a nice poetry collection and get to reading!
This depends mostly on the speed you read it. I always set the speed to 2x speed and so I feel like I’m getting through the book faster. Even if you listen at normal speed, feeling like someone else is telling you a story is a whole different experience and could definitely help.
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