Every reader has felt it, and I think professional reviewers the most: The reading slump. Also known as Book Burnout or Book hangover, You've just read a book and it was really good, but you really don't want to start the next one yet. Or today. Probably not tomorrow. Or even next week. Good lord, will you ever read again!?
There are two kinds of this condition:
1. That book was so amazing I can't get myself out of that world. Reading something else would feel wrong. I'll just wait until the next installment comes out in 2055.
That's a long time to go without reading. But if you're stuck in that world, you're stuck. Suggested prescription: Fanfiction. Read it, write it, get it out of your system. But more importantly: Know fanfiction will be there for you, to pull you back into that fictional world even if you read another book.
2. I just CAN'T read another word. I just don't feel like reading anymore!
Remember when you were younger and said "there's no such thing as too much reading"? Well, this is the result of that. Put the books down and walk away slowly. Spend the day watching stupid videos on youtube. Or go outside. Take a book break and then read some blogs or go on booktube to get excited about books again
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