The Reading And Blogging Slump Funk Has Gotten Me!

The title of this post says it all: I’m in a blogging AND reading slump. And that’s making me really, really sad since I love all of you guys 😦 But because of all the schoolwork I’ve been having, I just can’t find the time or motivation to blog or read. Seriously, it’s that bad. If one pile of work is done, another one will appear in its place.

About The Blogging Slump:

I have decided to take a little break in blogging. I will still be around commenting on your blogs, but mine will be pretty quiet for a little while. Don’t worry, I’m not going to be quitting blogging anytime soon. I’m just going to take a break so I can come back refreshed and ready.

Blogging should never be a chore and I don’t want it to turn into one, since that would make one of my favorite hobbies go bad, so I welcome this break. Hopefully I will be able to visit all you guys’ blogs and comment so I don’t get wiped from your memories πŸ˜›

About The Reading Slump:

I’m on the search for a book to get me out of my reading slump! And I would absolutely LOVE IT if you could recommend me some. I’m not looking for a certain kind of book. Long, short, fantasy, mystery, contemporary, anything will do. It just has to have the magical ability TO GET ME OUT OF THIS HORRIBLE SLUMP FUNK!

Thank you for reading that not-so short notification πŸ˜›

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15 thoughts on “The Reading And Blogging Slump Funk Has Gotten Me!

  1. AND THE LITTLE DEVIL STRIKES AGAIN! STUPID SLUMPS! They are the absolute worst. But I hope that you get over them soon. In the meantime, no frets, take as much time as you need, you deserve a break. β™‘ Hopefully not too long because I’m going to miss your posts so much and popping by to read some of them! Hopefully once you come back you’ll feel very refreshed and totally new perspective of blogging and reading. β™‘ Everyone needs a break one in a while so no frets.^^

    Some recommendations: Howl’s Moving Castle, The Boy Recession, Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, and Eyes Like Stars.

    (γ₯q◕‿‿◕q)γ₯COME BACK SOON, LOTTIE! GOING TO MISS YA! β™‘

  2. Aw! It happens. A little break and you’ll be raring to go in no time! School has been tough for me too. I’m trying to preschedule some posts over the weekend so I’m not dying during the week. I recommend you read… A Little Wanting Song, Before I Fall, Choker, and… Erasing Time. Have a great break! Can’t wait to see you back here.

  3. I recommend Angelfall by Susan Ee – it’s the best book I’ve read this year – oh. I just looked at your goodreads tab on the side and see that you’re reading it! Well you’re just ahead of me then πŸ˜‰ Okay then I change my vote to MORE by T.M. Franklin, and then The Guardians (the sequel) when it comes out later this year.

    Darn those slumps!!! Take all the time you need πŸ™‚

  4. You definitely should only blog if you enjoy it. There’s not much point if you’re not having fun.

    I recommend The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. I like to read those when I’m feeling down. They’re also great to read now that the weather’s turning colder as they take place in Botswana. They warm me up every time!

    Hope you get through your slump soon!

  5. I think it’s a great idea to take a blogging hiatus. If you are forced to write post, they are going to feel forced and that is no fun for us either. So enjoy your time and come back when you feel like it πŸ˜€

    I took a look at your reviews on Goodreads to make sure that you haven’t read these books and I recommend:
    -Leigh Bardugo: Shadow and bone. *YA fantasy*
    -Robin LaFevers: Grave Mercy *historical fantasy. NUN ASSASSINS :D*
    -Sarah Maas: Throne of glass *YA fantasy*
    -John Green: The fault in our stars *contemporary, HEARTBREAKING*

    Already on your to-read-list:
    -Laini Taylor: Daughter of smoke and bone. *difficult beginning, but after that. Wow!*
    -Marissa Meyer: Cinder. If this book doesn’t get you out of the slump, I don’t know what to do. AMAZING.
    -Veronica Roth: Divergent.

    πŸ˜€

  6. Oh no! I know the feeling, though. 😦 So, if you need a break, it’s definitely worth it!

    So, how about some books to get you out of your reading slump? Well, it’s kinda hard for me to make recommendations considering I’m not sure what got you INTO the slump, but I’ll give it a shot. πŸ˜€

    -Cinder: so much fun!
    -Something Strange and Deadly: also a lot of fun. I was *almost* in a slump the other day, but I picked the sequel to this one and I’m loving it!
    -Blackbringer (Laini Taylor): if you can find it, this is one of the cutest books ever.
    -Keeper of the Lost Cities: another adorable, fun fantasy series. It’s middle grade, but it doesn’t matter because it’s so much fun!

  7. Slumps are the worst! I hope you recover on a grand scale! πŸ˜€ I don’t know if you like short stories, but my hubby has a bunch of his for free over at Smashwords. If you review them, even with just “Great book”, you could win a batman sculpture! Haha, I don’t know if that’s more pressure or less, but if it sounds like something that would help with the slump, you can find it here: http://graysonqueen.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/win-by-reading/ (Erm, that link is for you, but feel free to delete it after you get it. I didn’t want to self-promote all over your blog like an inking octopus, I just wanted to offer some anti-slump motivation! xo!)

  8. I am so busy with university at the moment, that my blog is kind of lonely looking! I’m not in a slump – quite the opposite – I love blogging, and it’s one of the things I love to do most in my free time, but now it seems like I barely have any time FOR it. Which is kind of depressing. The same goes for reading 😦
    Anyway, I hope you can jump out of your slumps soon!
    And I would suggest Ignite by Erica Crouch πŸ™‚ It is one of my favourite books that I have read this year!

  9. It’s great that you’re acknowledging your blogging and reading slump – it’s even better that you’re taking the appropriate steps to ameliorate your condition. Since college I’ve barely had anytime for anything blogging/reading-related, but that lack of time has also made me appreciate when I do blog even more.

    Anyway, have you read Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell? The Help by Kathryn Stockett? What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson? They seem different from the books you’ve been reviewing lately; maybe reading one of those books or rereading one of your favorites would pull you out of the slump. Either way I wish you well on all of your endeavors (not just your schoolwork) and I hope to hear from you soon!

  10. I will terribly miss you :(. Lottttieeeeeeee, I want you back, girl. But anyways, I seriously will wait for your next post and girl, you better kick this slump’s ass ASAP… See you soon..

  11. Lottie, this ain’t fair….. It’s been 11 months… Why are you not checking these msgs or Goodreads???.. I feel low… Come on, Lottie… Please reply… I am hating this lack of activity from your side.. I miss you 😦

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