Reading slumps that leech into blogging and bookstagram.

A slump stole my mojo!


Slumps… The bane of my book nerd existence. We are all susceptible to a book slump, but I haven’t gone through one myself for well over a year. Until now. I’ve tried all my usual remedies, a Twilight marathon, bingeing TV, starting a heap of books to find one that calls my name and nothing has been working. Its been over a month now since I finished a book. I’m not posting on here, my bookstagram has been devoid of any even slightly exciting content. I’ve had no desire to take pictures. I lost my freaking mojo.  Three days ago I needed to come up with some kind of picture for Insta.

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This is my favourite bookcase in the house. It’s a fucking mess, but I love it. Its my fantasy shelf. Real, kick arse, epic, adult fantasy reads. No sparkly vampires in this bookcase (they are in another bookcase), and all of a sudden I had an idea for a series of photos. I wanted to feature the first books in series that I haven’t started yet. We should probably pause here, so we can all admire those books. Look at all my preciouses. My signed Sanderson books, my sweet, adorable, determined Jorg and my ultimate badass Mia. Aren’t they lovely? I wasn’t expecting to find a new read, I just wanted to plug back into the book community. Besides I have a lot of unread books, this latest idea could let me post daily for the next six months. Yay, I finally had an idea for bookstagram content.

First up was The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes (every time I write his name I have to stop myself from adding swears on the end of it, I spend too much time on Twitter).

A religious war between two unstoppable military juggernauts begins to brew. The racial fury among many peoples of the world is about to explode. Demons begin to pour from the shadows at the head of a vicious cult worshipping dark powers. And Lenk finds himself in the middle once more, his fate and the fate of Khoth-Kapira interlinked as the demon attempts to convince him of his earnestness.

“Your world is breaking around you,” He Who Makes says, “let me fix it. Let me help you. Let me out.”

I’ve never read anything by Tamora Pierce and I’m hoping that I’ll get to this one soon.

IMG_2320Arram Draper is a boy on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting danger. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram begins to realize that one day soon he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

And because I actually took over thirty photos today, here are a couple of other first in a series books, that I will be posting about shortly and hope to get too eventually.

Can we all celebrate, I’m going to shout it from the rooftops… It seems my bookstagram slump is over. I’m excited about posting and sharing some of the series I hope to get to soon. I’m excited about chatting books with peeps again. I’m also really hoping that soon, my reading slump will be over. I want to find the magic in the pages again. I want to get sucked away into a world with fantastic characters, sarcasm, laughs and lots of adventures.

Do you have a sure way to beat a slump?

8 thoughts on “Reading slumps that leech into blogging and bookstagram.”

  1. I’m in a huge blogging slump due to work and family commitments that I can’t seem to get out of. Just too tired to write when I have the free time. I need to get out of my slump too. Sigh…this too shall pass right?

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  2. I can’t totally relate to the problem! It so difficult to blog and post pictures when you don’t read or finish books. What helped me in February was to pick up a YA fantasy book. Even though I had some problems with the story, it was such a fast read and helped me get back into reading.
    The Fifth Season and The Shadow of What Was Lost is still on my TBR as well. And I loved The Waking Fire.
    Hopefully, talking about some firsts in a series will help you get excited to start one 🙂

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    1. I’ve thought about starting a YA fantasy, but still nothing is tickling my fancy. I might have to do a reread of a fave. I hope the firsts get me excited too. I have since started another book and i’m 100 pages in. I love it, but still not feeling the need to pick it up, which is weird.

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