Friday, May 1, 2015

FF Friday: In Which I Give Mediocre Advice

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

This week’s question: How do you cure a book hangover/blogging slump/reading slump?

Answer: I push through it. I force myself to pick up the next book or write the next blog post. It’s worked so far. The slump goes away when I find a really cool book or write a post about a topic that interests me. My advice for curing a slump is to keep going and have faith that the slump will work itself out.


The follow part: If you are a book blogger and you leave a link to your blog in the comments below, I will follow you on Bloglovin’. I’d love it if you also followed me. If you want to be friends on Goodreads, TwitterBookLikes, or G+, that would be awesome, too. Click the links to go to my pages on those sites. I’m looking forward to “meeting” you.


  1. When I am in a slump I take like 2 or 3 days off, watch some TV or something then just get back at it. It eventually clicks!

  2. Yeah, it's really just about perking your brain up, right? Agree! :D Happy Friday! My FF

  3. That's usually what I have to do. I just have to keep pushing and pushing myself until I finally break through that barrier! Old follower!

    Lizzie @

  4. Here here. I like your post title because it made me laugh, but I also don't think it is medicre advice because, shrug, life goes on, amiright? You'll do it if you're going to do it and forcing yourself, unless you're getting paid, doesn't usually lead to anything good.

  5. I tried pushing through it and... it didn't work at all. Haha! I think I might have finally found one that has me excited to read again though! Old follower :)

    Here's my F&F!

  6. You and I are similar in this way. I'm very stubborn so I just power through too. But I've seen some great ideas on other blogs like taking a day off from reading, or going back to an old favorite that you know you loved. Old follower.

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress FF

  7. I do the same thing! First a take a minute to think about how the book made me feel, then I'll compartmentalize and force myself to move on. Reading multiple books helps with that because I'm never starting fro scratch which is hard sometimes.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  8. I try to read something out of the ordinary when I get into a slump - something that will change my view on the the hangover
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  9. I've tried pushing through it and it doesn't work so great for me. lol. To each their own though. Good advice!
    Thanks for stopping by Hearts Reading and following.
    Following back via Bloglovin.
    -Amanda @ Hearts Reading

  10. I actually like this advice, because honestly, it is what I do too! I find that if I am in a slump, I am just in a slump, and I can't make it go away with another book. I just... eventually stop slumping ;)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  11. My FF:

    Old Follower

  12. Pushing through it is a good answer too. Love your blog, and thought I would follow you back. Thanks for visiting. Looking forward to future posts.

  13. Sometimes pushing through is really just the answer.

    Followed you on bloglovin'

    <a href=">Lou & Books</a>

  14. I agree, sometimes pushing through is the only way out.
    New Bloglovin follower.
    Have a great week.