As part of the ongoing discussion about reading or really the lack thereof, I must admit that I’ve been in a major reading slump for the last few months. Obviously, I’m not the only one. Recently Sandy wrote an post on The Reading Slum That Will Not Die in which she blames a book for her lack of reading interest. Jean followed Sandy’s piece with her own where she discussed A Solution to the Reading Slump, which involved taking a break from reading to end a slump. Now, I’d like to throw out there the idea of a slump buster – a book so good that it in and of itself will bring you out of a slump. At first, I thought such a thing didn’t exist, but now I know and I believe.
My slump was caused by what seemed like both an inundation of mediocre books, as well as upheaval in my personal life that left me with little time to read and when I get out of a habit, it’s incredibly hard to get going again. I can’t say I didn’t read, because I did, but I lost the desire. I read a couple of books that were good, not great, and certainly not inspiring and I just wanted….no, needed…. a book that would make me fall back in love with romance. In other words, I needed a true slump buster.