While I wouldn't call it a slump exactly, and I wouldn't call it the "it's not you, it's me" syndrome, I have another symptom that's felled me which I've decided to call that old Bouncing Book Blues. You see, I read every sub genre in romance pretty much these days. I started out with Historicals, then moved onto Medieval, Futuristics and Westerns. Time Travel and Ghost romance were also genres I took to. The my world opened up further and I took up reading Contemporaries, then branched into Romantic Suspense.
Next trend I tried and enjoyed for the most part was Paranormal. And most recently Urban Fantasy has grabbed my attention. I'm not sure whether to lump Science Fiction romance as Futuristics or not - but I like them both.
Now with so many genres on the go, I'm having a tough time figuring out which one I'm in the mood for anymore. I picked up a Historical not long ago and I could tell right away I wasn't in the mood for it. Then I tried a Western - same thing. Ditto with Paranormal. I just read an Urban Fantasy I thought was great and now I have to figure out which genre I'm in the mood for now.
And I can't figure it out!! It's kind of like when you're really in the mood for junk food but you don't know if you want a chocolate bar, a bag of chips, some pretzels or a nice plate of fries. They are all good - but unless you figure out the one you need, you keep bouncing from junk food to junk food.
I need to find my romance fix - and soon!!