Getting out of a reading slump

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  1. Adanys Wynterwulf

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    2 things I missed then by skipping those chapters. Hmmm, maybe I'll have to reread the book :p
     
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    It made me want to look more into the fair and see if there were any photographs from back then. It was a MASSIVE undertaking. :look Kinda wish I was around back then to go. :lol
     
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    So, I'm excited to be reading the Inheritance Cycle again, but the guy that reads it grates my nerves so bad! :rofl

    He does weird voices for characters, which messes with his diction and syntax, but when he reads for Saphira (the dragon) in particular, he sounds like Kermit the Frog with a bad case of bronchitis. :look
     
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    *happy sigh* I think re-reading beloved manga might have been what I needed. I just finished volume 1 of Yona of the Dawn (Which, if you haven't read, and you like manga, I highly recommend), and I feel so satisfied that nt only have I added to my reading goal, but I've started to reacquaint myself with why I love this series so much.

    (Also, please excuse my triple posting. Wanted to get this thread back up the list. :lol )
     
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    I saw your post in the Brown book list thread and cheered for you. ^^
     
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    I don't even make a numbers list, I get why the community here does it though, as you are a tight knit community and it is fun to share things with each other. I just accept that reading is one of my lifelong passions and hobbies, it will have its periods of I go an entire year without reading, and sometimes it will be a few months of non stop reading and really enjoying myself. I try not to think about it to much... but if I am not enjoying it I stay away otherwise I will burn out.

    As Stephen King says (and no I don't like horror books, I just like this quote of his), "I only write when I feel the wind blowing" - and wind is a metaphor here. I look at reading in the same way. When my imagination is really wanting to get lost and go somewhere special. I think it is important to have a variety of hobbies though I think.
     
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    :hug
     
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    Awesome!! I have all the volumes so far!! I still have to read 14 and 15.
     
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    I can't seem to get past volume 9. :lol I'm really hoping this re-read will fix that. ^^
     
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    I think it's safe to say I'm well past my reading slump for now.

    I've already finished 17 books this year :lol (Thank you, Audible!) and I'm listening to short true crime book that I'll likely finish today as well :D


    I'm not sure where this came from, but wow do I love it. I wanted to read 40 books this year. At this rate, I'll be done before the year is half over. And the best part is, I'm reading books I'm genuinely interested in. (Well, except for that one I'm reading for my friend. I straight up hate that one. But I'll finish eventually :rofl)

    When the reading slump does come back, I'll be ready for it ^^
     
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    Do tell! :D
     
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    Check it out

    It's called The Demon Next Door. About a serial killer in Temple, Texas. He raped and mutilated 6 women, and murdered 3 of them. His early crimes are ignored by nearly all in the local town, just brushed under the rug :facepalm
    I'm not quite done with the book yet, but I'm already thoroughly horrified
     
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    That does not sound like a pleasant read.
     
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    Yeah, that's where the morbid fascination bit comes in. :look
     
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    Given my sensitive nature and my preference for clean reads, my interest in this surprises me :look
     
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    Well...for all my "darker" interests, I don't consider myself a "dark" person. :lol Like, I try to maintain a sunny disposition and all that. :p
     
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    I feel like for me reading a novella or short stories helps. Jumping into a large book might feel overwhelming when you are busy, but something smaller might help you get started then you can move up to something bigger.
     
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    So...it hit me the other day that maybe I'm more ready to start reading again than I think. :lol

    I'm just really into catching up with this podcast I found. :look It's about the paranormal and true crime, and I love the hosts. Each episode is over an hour and they put one out each week, and they've been going since 2017. It's...been quite a ride. :lol I think once I catch up with them, I'll be able to moe on to reading. ^^
     
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    I'm getting back into the reading game reading a star wars novel. Thrawn for the win!

    What really worked for me, was taking a break from reading (I know, you're in a slump, it kind of is a break), but I focused on other hobbies and it sort of rekindled the fire for me. Of course, now I'm super busy with rehearsals, so I don't get that much time.
     
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    Legends or canon?