Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday's Coffee Break





Hi gang, I decided to do a weekly coffee chat. This week's topic is reader's burnout, block, slump, whatever term you want to call it. I realized lately, that I've been feeling a bit burned out, and have to force myself to read. I never had that problem before. Earlier, I had been reading any type of genre for this blog, but I kept getting books that I couldn't finish, just couldn't get into them. so, I went back to my three favorite genres, Scifi, Fantasy, and Mysteries.
I've gotten behind on my reading, luckily most of the authors are understanding about it. But, I feel bad for taking so long. I know it might be cause, I need my eyes checked and glasses.  Plus, I have other health issues.

My questions for you all, have you had an issue with reader's burnout? If so, how do you handle it? Please, feel free to post in the comments, maybe other's will find it useful too? Thanks bunches!

The only thing I know to do, is to work on my own novel or write short stories. But, then I feel guilty for not reading?

Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Happy reading!

Renee

6 comments:

  1. Hi Renee, Lovely to meet you, its good to connect with you here as well as at Book Connectors.

    Having suffered with Readers Burnout recently, I get what your saying. A 'condition' perhaps compounded by the fact that once begun I CANNOT
    not finish a book. I know, its not as if I don't have a TBR pile that's taller than I am.

    As to how I handle it? I suspect badly is the answer. I tend to just plow on until I find myself reading a book that does excite me which seems to kick-start my love affair with books all over again.

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    1. Hi Tracy, nice to meet you too! I completely understand about the tbr pile. lol....and thanks, for your input. Ya, sometimes I do my best to finish a book. But at my age, I learned life is too short to read a bad book, unless I am getting paid for it...

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  2. I am selective in my genres but have learned to switch them often so I don't feel like I am reading a variation of the same plot over and over. I've also learned to let it go and DNF when I am just not connecting with or enjoying a book, which was hard for me, but realized it was the kindest thing I could do for the author and myself.

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    1. Thanks DJ. I agree, doesn't make sense to waste their time as well as ours. That's a good idea on switching genres. I think that's why I'm adding Mystery instead of just Scifi.

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  3. From time to time, yes! I've found that I get burnt out when I read the same genre back to back to back. Especially if that genre is fantasy or YA. To help, I make sure to mix things up! :)

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    1. Thanks for your input, Erica! Yes, it seems to be what most people do,changing the genres, that is.

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