Feature and Follow #10



week's question

How do you cure a book hangover/blogging slump/reading slump? via Take me away


This one hits both Melanie and I.  We both go though these phases, luckily for you all it doesn’t happen at the same time.  She will get into a funk, then I will get into a funk.  We don’t even plan ahead for our funks.


I can’t answer for Melanie on how she gets over them aside from venting and yelling at me.  yeah we have that type of relationship.


For me, it is harder, like right now I have five books to review and like 20 to read.  What I do is cycle through books until something really hits me and then I finish that.  Usually that gets me back on track.  Sometimes I just have to push through it and read a book if I have a deadline.


If you are not a blogger you may not realize that blogging is not all wine and roses.  You deal with great authors, but you also deal with bratty authors.  Hey we calls them like we sees them.  Oh and publicists who are bitchy, yeah those too.  Now we have made some really good friends from this site, in fact I met Melanie through this.  Now a little known secret regarding bloggers, we have black lists.  Yup, sadly we have to, although ours only has three names on it.   So with any job sometimes we don’t like it, but most times we do love it.


What do you do when you get in a slump?



Next week’s question: How do you decide what books to read? – So Many Books, So Little Time



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7 Responses to Feature and Follow #10

  1. Well, for a regular old slump, I just keep trying things out, which sounds kind of like what you do. (And I plan ahead on the blog massively for slumps, sudden sick children, and other disasters, so so far no slumps that bled out onto the blog.) But recently I read a book so good I just felt like there was no point ever reading another book again because it wouldn’t be as good. This was my solution: http://www.bookpunks.com/finish-the-best-book-youve-ever-read-and-despair/

    Interesting what you say about black lists. Sounds rather hellish.


  2. Jazmen says:

    I kind of have that approach. Read until it gets good! 🙂
    New Bloglovin’ Follower 🙂

  3. Liesel Hill says:

    I think with anything you do regularly, you’ll end up in a slump at some point. You two seem to be handling it nicely, tho. (As an author myself, can I just apologize for those of us who are bratty and make everyone else look bad and all you wonderful bloggers’ lives harder?) 😀 😀 Happy Friday! My FF

  4. I’ve been lucky as the few authors I’ve had the opportunity to work with have been very nice. New Bloglovin follower! Here is my F&F post: http://mountainrhinestones.blogspot.com/2015/05/feature-and-follow-6.html

  5. Gillian Zane says:

    I can see how you might have a few issues with reading/blogging and the pressure. I don’t know how you guys do it. Thanks for promoting great authors!

    My FF

  6. Myra Nour says:

    Sounds like authors.:) We go through slumps when you aren’t in the mood to write.

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