This is a topic that I’ve been mulling over for awhile now. How do bloggers continue to read book after book without getting burned out?
Here are some of my strategies in sort of order of importance:
1: Routine. I do practically the same thing every night. I take my Kindle to the garage and ride my stationary bike for an hour, and then I go inside and get a bowl of dry cereal as my reward. I know. Boring. But it acts as a stress reliever and keeps me going.
2: SFF. These are my go-to genres. I have been going back to dragons and aliens since I was about 12. The Sword of Shannara and The Dragonlance Chronicles were my first series. My escape!
3: Graphic Novels. These give me a good break while I’m reading a larger novel. I’ve just started to really get into them in the last 3-4 months, and I hope my county library doesn’t run out. Right now, I’ve got 3-4 scheduled on my blog every week. I have also been using the library app Hoopla to get these books.
4: Novellas. These are great to switch things up, but they don’t take too long to read. I just picked up the second Murderbot and Every Heart a Doorway. And Bennett’s Vigilance was on the blog yesterday.
5: Nonfiction/ Lit Fiction/ Historical Fiction/ Thrillers: I usually throw in one of these types of books between my SFF reads to keep it fresh. Cleanse the palate. I like true crime, outdoors, and sports books. Sometimes I’ll pick up a period piece from WW2 or one from another setting. I also have been reading several different thriller series over in the past couple years (Orphan X, Department Q, Peter Ash, Jane Hawk).