February 28, 2019

Bookmarked 30: How do you overcome reader burnout?

Does reading ever feel more like homework and less like fun? 😨

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Show Notes

 

Do you ever feel like you’re in a reading slump? It’s the sort of terrible feeling where you want to read books but it feels like homework or doing chores. It sucks and we suspect it’s something a lot of people in the YA community feel from time to time — we know we do! So what causes reader burnout and how do we combat it? We dive into that discussion in this month’s episode of Bookmarked. We’ve also got some big news developments to cover, including some not-so-great Fantastic Beasts 3 news and some exciting updates in the world of book-to-film adaptations!

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In this episode…

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  • Angie Thomas’s new book. On the Come Up, is out! Michael’s reading it and shares his thoughts.
  • We discuss Reading/Book burnout in this episode and how we’ve all felt it.
  • Does Goodreads actually make it worse?
  • Michael has a Goodreads Challenge hack that might help with reader burnout.
  • Is part of the problem that YA repeats itself too much?
  • So, what’s the solution to book burnout?
  • Michael gives us his quick take on ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’.
  • Production on Fantastic Beasts 3 has been delayed. Is this a troubling sign for Potterheads?
  • Netflix bought Grishaverse…
  • We’re getting new books from Marie Lu and Veronica Roth!
  • YallWest and BookExpo are coming up and we are SO EXCITED.

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