I haven’t posted anything because I’m in a reading funk. There are too many books being read at the same time. All seem promising, but none of them have grabbed me and held on. I want a book that shakes me up and gives me reading fever.
I’ve experienced a reading funk before. The only way out of it, at least for me, is to find a saving book. A novel, play, short story, just something that makes me want to read more than anything. At the moment, the half-read stack beside my bed is overwhelming.
Each night I find myself in a different story, never finishing anything. It feels a bit like a series of one night stands. There is nothing meaningful going on with my reading. I want more. I want a relationship.
Originally, I thought the solution could be found by having a relationship with one author. So I bought and checked out some books by one author, and although they are good, they are not what I’m looking for. I want a relationship with an individual book. When the last page is turned I want to miss the characters. The writing should be so good it makes me feel like I can write. The bottom line is inspiration. I haven’t stayed up all night reading in a long time. I miss it.
What is the next book I need to read? Which characters will drag me out of my funk and restore my reading health? I don’t know, but I will continue looking.