I am failing at my most sacred passion this month and it is getting me down. Does this ever happen to any of you other book readers out there? I set myself a goal of reading 100 books this year. I’m definitely not going to make it. It’s rather hopelessly too late for that unless I get very serious and take up speed reading.
The thing is…this happens to me every time I read a really good book…or at least one that is good to me. I then struggle to read something else because it’s just not the same. I know this book I’m currently reading is good. It is well written and interesting. But I miss the magic of Sarah Addison Allen. I miss that comfort. Yes, all (ok most) books are wonderful, but some gel so well with our cores that the others start to pale. I’m in one of those pale moods. It makes me sad. And it doesn’t help that I have been editing someone else’s book for the last couple of weeks. Reading for pleasure falls by the wayside when you spend all day reading for work.
So the first book I started reading out of my Angels & Insects pile was a little bit dull and that’s kind of why I haven’t done much reading this week. I kind of blame Sarah Addison Allen for this because every time I read one of her books I end up struggling to read anything else afterwards. So yeah. It’s her fault. Anyway I decided to add a few more books to my pile of books to choose from for this month because the insect books were making me wish I had something different to read. Do you care? No…but my OCD is kind of insisting that structure is good and spontaneity is for other people so yeah. I just changed the structure. That’s ok, right? I think I might start with The Thorn Birds. It’s falling apaprt because I bought it second hand a million years ago and it was one of the first “Grown up” books I ever read as a kid. Will be interesting to see if it makes an impact now that I’m old.
I’m going with Angels & Insects for my reading pleasure during the month of April. I don’t know why. It wasn’t even remotely an idea until just now while I perused my shelves and realised I have quite a few books about angels and quite a few about insects….or at the very least I have quite a few books with angels and insects in the titles. If only I could skip everything else this month and just to a bit of reading… That never actually ends up happening ever, does it? So…. What was I saying again? Oh yes…. Angels & Insects… It’s not a real theme but I’m sticking with it.
Happy reading folks!