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Lizpixie
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Thank god! A book has stuck with me for more than a chapter! Woohoo🙌 #BookSlump has been averted,crisis temporarily over. Bk5.4😋of #JumpStart2020 is so far living up to the expectations of its predecessor, it‘s full of drama, lies & recriminations✔️After the chaos surrounding the death of Simon Kelleher & his framing of four students for his “murder”, Bayview High has slowly recovered. Until the new texts appear saying “Truth or Dare”.

erzascarletbookgasm Oh I want to read this sequel! I did enjoy the first one. 6d
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Lizpixie
Challenge Accepted! | Celeste Barber
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Wow. Hasn‘t this month flown by! Halfway through January already with only 4 days left of #JumpStart2020 Hows your challenge going? Have you met your goals,exceeded them or failed miserably like me! I put a goal of 10 books but so far I‘ve read 4 & started 3 more but am finding it difficult to settle. A #bookslump is looming😱 I‘ve just started One Of Us Is Next by Karen McManus,hopefully this one sticks. Let me know your progress in the comments.

Emilymdxn I‘ve really impressed myself! I think I had ‘good timing‘ of being sick off work for a week just during the challenge so I had literally nothing to do but read for a week so I‘ve smashed my goal 7d
Clwojick You‘re a still doing great, all things considered. You‘ve got a lot on your plate right now, so keep pushing through! You‘ve got this girl! 7d
TheAromaofBooks It's so frustrating when you feel like you have a million books to read and none of them sound “right“ at the moment!! I'm sure you'll find something that speaks to you. ❤ 6d
ravenlee I made a stack of seven books, of which I have finished four (plus a non-stacked read-aloud with the kiddo). I am halfway through Interpreter of Maladies and about 1/4 into How the Mind Works. Given the extreme Monday-ishness of January as a whole so far, I‘m pretty happy with my progress. 6d
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KirstieE
The Slump: Britain in the Great Depression | Chris Cook, John Stevenson
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Littens, I‘m in the biggest slump ever 😫😫
We‘re coming up to over 2.5 months of limited reading and no energy or motivation to read. I haven‘t even been very active on Litsy either

THIS IS THE WORST AGH 🤬😭😭 #bookslump #sendhelp #missyouall

AkashaVampie Aww im sorry to hear that sweetie!! It sucks when a slump comes along. What type of books do u usually like read? 1mo
Eggbeater Here's hoping that slump ends soon! 💕 1mo
Hestapleton I feel this. Slumps pass! Don‘t fight it! Just do whatever brings you joy at the moment. The books will be there when you‘re ready. :) 1mo
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LiteraryinLititz That‘s so hard! I agree that you shouldn‘t try to force it. You are still a reader if you don‘t read the same amount in every season of your life. 💗 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Argh, I hate when that happens! But you‘ll find your way back to reading, hopefully sooner than later. Maybe you just need the new year and a new beginning. 👍🏽😉💜 1mo
Sace Like others, I also find it helpful to just accept the slump and find joy elsewhere for now. I had a slump that lasted at least a year, but eventually the desire to read came back and books started interesting me again. 1mo
BookwormAHN Reading slumps suck, have you tried audio books? Sometimes they help. 1mo
EllieDottie I know how you feel! This sums up my 2019! You‘re not alone! Sending good vibes!! 1mo
KirstieE @AkashaVampie usually I read YA, fantasy or thriller! 1mo
KirstieE @Eggbeater @Hestapleton @LiteraryinLititz @PurpleyPumpkin @Sace @BookwormAHN @EllieDottie I think I‘ll do what you guys suggested and not fight it and just accept it! Hopefully the new year will give me my boost back ! 1mo
AkashaVampie @KirstieE those are good genres. Not telling u what to do by any means but I have 2 book clubs if u would like to join. Anyone is welcome at anytime. The links are in my info on my page if u are interested. In each group we read 1 book a month (so if u join both it would only be 2 books a month), so that it's not too much. One is a paranormal romance club and the other is book to show/movie club. 1mo
AkashaVampie @KirstieE next month is Fairy/Fae for paranormal romance which is the book Influential Magic. And the book to movie is Sci-fi which is The Martian 1mo
Captivatedbybooks Hey mama! How‘s the family and you guys? Are you effected by the fires? Your in my thoughts and prayers! 3w
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Lizpixie
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My #NovemberWrapUp is also a day late but I‘m very happy with my stats. I have to give a huge shoutout to @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 @Andrew65 & @Clwojick for both the #24B4Monday #readathon & the month long team games for breaking me out of my #bookslump and getting me back into enjoying reading again. You guys rock!🤘

britt_brooke Excellent month! I still need to do my stats. 😬 2mo
jb72 Wow! Great job! Glad you were able to push through a reading slump! 2mo
kspenmoll What a wonderful reading month ! Congratulations 🎊 2mo
Andrew65 That‘s massive, ‘enjoying reading again‘. No matter whatever else we or you achieved this has made November a resounding success! 👏👏👏🥳😍🤗💃 2mo
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One for the Money (Revised) | Janet Evanovich
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The Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich are my go to books. My mom got me into them this year, and I adore them. They are funny and spicy! If the cursed reading slump shows up I grab the next book in the series. Even when I just feel sad about life, they cheer up . I adore Stephanie's grandma and most likely in love with Joe Morelli 😍😍. I can rave about them all day.
#stephanieplum #janetevanovich #bookslump

Bookjunkie57 Grandma is the best! 6mo
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BookBoggart
Hangman | Jack Heath
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In a bit of a book slump. Been jumping around for awhile now. I blame work. 😅
#bookslump #thefeels #muchlove

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looking_for_mikaela
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Y‘all, I‘ve been reading this book for literally two months. It‘s not a hard read, but I‘m just not into finishing it. I‘m in a book slump and I need help! #whattoread #bookslump #helpme (also throwback to this internet gem)

Demibom What do you like to read? 9mo
looking_for_mikaela @Demibom I‘m so all over the place, usually more of a contemporary drama, with the occasional science fiction splashed in? 9mo
tpixie Try something different! The author is a Litten! 9mo
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looking_for_mikaela @tpixie annnnd it‘s on my list. Thanks for the recommendation! (edited) 9mo
tpixie @looking_for_mikaela I like the writing. The 3 sisters were actually real people! I'm reading the second one now 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ok, this often happens to me with nonfiction. Killers of the Flower Moon almost sent me into one but I‘ve introduced Stephen King as a palate cleanser.. 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 That sounds weird, but KOTFM is so disturbing, and also drawn out, that SK is a welcome change. When you‘re determined to finish a book, sometimes another book “break”helps. Fiction Saves. Lol 9mo
looking_for_mikaela @JanuarieTimewalker13 “fiction saves”! 🥰 I love it 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha...yeah, amazing I could come up with anything BC-Before Coffee. It‘s my mental “on” switch. Lol 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage You could always stick to the same characters, but bump to this fictional mystery. It‘s funny and a quick read. 9mo
tpixie @JanuarieTimewalker13 #FictionSaves ! I love it!!! ♥️📚♥️ 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @tpixie hahaha!! I like the hashtag!! I‘m still plowing through KOTFM. It‘s so disturbing that Bag of Bones is actually comforting (thus far). 9mo
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Cinfhen
Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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The writing in this book is outstanding and the content is parts heartbreaking, enraging and soulful. This book is an achievement and astonishing knowing it‘s based on real events & conversations! This story occurs in 2009!!!!!! Im halfway done and totally gobsmacked.

TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 14mo
Kalalalatja Oh wow! 14mo
Moray_Reads It's a very special writer who can turn what is essentially a single conversation into such a clever, gripping novel. Loved it 14mo
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Cathythoughts Heartbreaking quote ♥️💔 14mo
Smrloomis Wow, amazing quote 💔💔💔 14mo
Cinfhen I just finished this book and wow!!! I want a follow up @Moray_Reads 14mo
Cinfhen 100% #BUYnotBorow it‘s worth owning and at the very least reading @TrishB @Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts @Smrloomis 14mo
erinreads I‘m impatiently waiting for my copy from Book Depository to arrive any day now! Can‘t wait to read it. 14mo
Moray_Reads @Cinfhen I loved it. I love how varied heya women were and how genuine their relationships and conversations felt. It's horrifying that this was based on a real event 14mo
Eggs Wow 😳 14mo
Cinfhen Share your thoughts after you read this book @erinreads ❣️❣️ 14mo
Suet624 Shawn Mooney was over the moon about this book. I purchased it because of his recommendation but haven‘t read it yet. 14mo
Cinfhen It‘s a relatively short read @Suet624 definitely pick it up!!! It should kick your #bookSlump in the butt 😘😘 14mo
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Lizpixie
Misery | Stephen King
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#OctoberXFiles #day4 #Misery For me, having all these amazing books to read & owning the eyes of a 90yrold migraine sufferer is total misery. As soon as I get on a roll with kicking my #bookslump without fail I get an eye strain headache that turns into a migraine. I have an appt to get my eyes tested again but new glasses for me, coz my vision is so bad, cost over $600, which we don‘t have. Excuse me while I go sit in a corner & rock quietly.

Susannah I'm so sorry. That is a misery. Do you like audiobooks? Can you find any of these on audio through your library? 😢 (edited) 1y
Rissreads I‘m really sorry you are having such a hard time. I know how miserable I would be if I couldn‘t read. Yes, have you tried to source some of these books to listen too as @Susannah suggested? I often get the bigger books on my tbr shelf on audio to listen too. Fingers crossed you are back reading soon 💙 1y
Rissreads Do you have an account on audible? I would love to gift you one of these books if you do. 😘 1y
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Lizpixie @Susannah @Rissreads thank you for the suggestions lovelies, I‘ve actually been an audible member for over ten years & have accumulated around 500 audiobooks so far! I love them but sometimes I just want to lose myself in a print book, especially if it‘s a complicated story. With audio, it‘s easy to get lost if you miss a crucial plot point. But yes, I do love to listen when I can‘t read. I‘m actually audio booking A Discovery Of Witches now.👍❤️ 1y
Rissreads Would a kindle help with the eye strain? Apparently you can change the print size and lighting and background colour? I know it‘s not the same as holding a book in your hands, but, it‘s still reading.... 1y
Lizpixie @Rissreads oh, thank you for the offer you wonderful litten! I still have 2 credits on my account to use, but you‘re an angel to offer.😇 1y
sisilia I‘m so sorry, @Lizpixie Would large print edition help? 1y
JennyM Hugs to you Liz xx 1y
Cinfhen I‘m sorry, Liz 😞I love all the wonderful suggestions & offers!!! #LittensAreTheBest 😍😍😍 I do wonder about Large print editions?? Have u tried?? 1y
LeeRHarry Oh Liz I‘m sorry that reading is giving you migraines 😔 large print books sound like they could be worth trying, I hope you find a solution very soon xx 1y
julesG Hugs! 1y
Chrissyreadit @Lizpixie are you in the US? The Lions Club is a national organization that helps with eyeglasses. Not sure of your situation... Also there is an organization for the blind or people with limited vision that provides a large magnifier for Books. My grandmother used it when she still had some vision and it helped significantly. 1y
2BR02B Have you considered creating a GoFundMe page to help with financing your glasses? Litsy is such a generous community, and I'm sure many of us would be willing to donate a few bucks for the sake of a fellow reader. 1y
Amandajoy I‘m sorry to hear. I understand the frustration with expensive glasses, I gave the same problem. Can you use the same frames? (I know that only cuts down costs a little bit, but every little hit helps.) 1y
Suet624 I‘m so sorry to hear this. 1y
GlassAsDiamonds Tad late but if you‘re in Sydney; my optometrist is a wonderful, wonderful guy who prices really well. Would large print, blue light reading lamps or reading in prescription sunglasses help? (Glasses wearer for many years so I totally feel your pain. If any of these could help, just let me know!) 1y
Lizpixie @sisilia @Cinfhen @LeeRHarry I know my local library has a big section of large print books, plus I‘m going to buy one of those magnifier bookmark/ruler from Dymocks @JennyM @julesG @Suet624 thank you all for the love 💕 1y
Lizpixie @Chrissyreadit I‘m in Australia unfortunately, glasses just aren‘t covered which is ridiculous. Thankyou for the suggestion❤️ @2BR02B thanks for the suggestion lovely, I‘m sure they would coz Littens are the best people! But I‘ll manage, we always do😘 @Amandajoy I‘m actually considering that option, thank you!👍 @GlassAsDiamonds thanks lovely, I‘m considering large print & reading magnifiers. I‘ve not heard of blue glasses?🤔 1y
GlassAsDiamonds Depends what‘s causing your headaches - sometimes the tint can help (there are even ones with one red and one green lense!!). Blue tint ones can ease eye strain, especially if you‘re reading under bright lights for the clarity. 1y
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Lizpixie
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#OctoberXFiles #day1 #BitinTheBullet This long weekend in Sydney I finally bit the bullet and hopefully kicked my #bookslump‘s arse for good. Over the past three days I‘ve started & finished The Clockmakers Daughter, Neverworld Wake & The Hoarder, and am so far, 100pg into a fourth book, The Corset. This has been a great reading weekend!

Soubhiville Yay! 1y
LeahBergen I need The Corset! 👏🏻 1y
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Yay and all those books look awesome!!!! Going to check out your reviews 😘😘 1y
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