Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Reader, the slump continues...

Hello there!

How are you? Are you reading? A lot? or are you in a reading-slump like me? I have seen many posts about how some people read really a lot and some are slumping into a slump... It is horrible. I wish I would be one of those people who read a lot... lol... 

I have listened to many audiobooks this year. Some people debate if a audiobook is a book or not... Just realized: The word it self should be answer enough: audio BOOK! lol... I think listening to an audiobook is some form of reading. It is fun, it is fast it is easy and it is very interesting. Usually I read and listen at the same time. It is like a movie in my head lol.

So, hope you do not get offended when I think an audiobook is a book and listening to one is reading, of sorts. It is only my opinion. You do not have to agree. You are entitled to your opinion, as I am to mine. Hope you do not have a cow of my early morning post. It is 3.15 a.m. here in Finland at the moment and I am sleepless in Tampere lol

My library is still "under construction" and I am constantly re-organizing my bookshelves... It is a never-ending story hahhah. It is fun and interesting. I have hundreds of unread books... YES! I am a hoarder. I remember when people were freaking out because the libraries were closing... They were running our of books. Then I remembered the comfort and security of my library at home with 500+ books. I love my books. 

I hope to get out of this slump asap. 
Take care! 

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Worst Reading Slump EVER!!!

Hello there people!

Oh dear... I have not read much in the last 1-2 weeks. A little here and there. WAAAYYY too little. I feel good and okay otherwise, I just miss my reading groove, which I was experiencing at the beginning of this year. This sucks. I know a few tricks that might help me.... They are:

- Listen to an audiobook

This makes the book(s) fly by and it is "easy" to just listen, not having to choose and pick a physical book, then drag it to the spot you want to read it in, or many books, in case you want to pick and switch when your mood changes (that is what I do a LOT)...

- Read & listen to an audiobook

Goes by faster, pages fly by and you feel accomplished and thus are encouraged by your success.

- Pick shorter books/audiobooks

This is the best! They are so great to finish in a day or two.

- Re-read an old favorite

This is amazing. Always helps me. The best combo is to re-read, re-listen an old favorite. For example the Harry Potter books read by Stephen Fry. Awesomeness!

Those are a few of my tips and tricks, you are welcome lol

I am like two books (!) behind on my goodreads goal... It is awful. I will try to rectify the situation ASAP.

More later!