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Thumper
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Username: Thumper

Post Number: 723
Registered: 01-2004

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Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 09:01 pm:   

Hello All,

Yes there is such a thing as reader's block. With all that's on your plate, i think soemtimes its stress related. I have reader's block at least once a year. What i've learned over the years is that one, you can rush reader's block away. Whatever is stressing me out, I have to deal with it otherwise I won't be able to concentrate. The second step is harder. In order to bannish reader's block it is ESSENTIAL to start off by reading an EXCELLENT book. Start with a book that is not in the same genre of the last books you read before you got reader's block. I usually look at it as an excuse to go exploring in the Winter Wonderland, or pick up a book that I have always wanted to read but for whatever reason didn't have the time, or the book wasn't available, etc. Third, make sure that the book I pick to break the block gets me caught up from the first page! Then is not the time to invoke my 100 page rule. If I'm not in it from the first page, I toss the book aside and begin my search again.

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