#T5W: Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump

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This is a very pertinent topic, since I recently crawled out of a reading slump myself. It just so happens I have some tips, some things that helped me personally. This is the best possible opportunity for me to talk about that. That means this will be a little different. I will give specific examples of books that have helped me, but I also want to have specific categories for each one. You’ll see what I mean as we get into this, so let’s do it.

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Reading Wrap-Up: January 2017

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Souichi’s Diary of Delights by Junji Ito (My Rating: 2/5) Junji Ito is normally a safe bet for me. I love his art and his bizarre stories that chill me to the bone. In this case, this was my first go round with Souichi, who is a fan favorite up there with Tomie. I officially don’t see it. Souichi annoyed the living hell out of me. Normally, I would see the appeal. In a way, he has that Edward Scissorhands vibe to him. That he doesn’t follow the norm and takes his own path. He draws in the outsiders who are always looking for mirror images of themselves. Except that he’s a spoiled brat. So unlike Edward, who is a great example, he’s not sweet or well-meaning. He’s godawful. And not like, another great example, the Joker, where someone could get glee out of him doing whatever he feels. Because he’s simpering and whiny and gives up as soon as opposition presents itself. He’s just not fun.

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