― Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
I spent the weekend without a book to read. I had a few magazines that I read from cover to cover, and a couple of guide books for Vancouver, British Columbia that I read through. I saw stuff in the magazines that made me want to shop and some places in the guide books that I'd like to visit. I didn't stay up late reading either. I missed having a story to dive into.
I'm currently suffering from reader's block. Usually this happens after I've read something really great and I just need to let the story steep for a while. This time I'm suffering from reader's block because I haven't read anything riveting in a couple weeks. I've read some good books, but nothing that I had trouble putting down. It's been months since I read something like that. The past few books have been a bit more dry, a bit more factual, a bit less fun. Interesting? Yes. Worth reading? Yes. But, too much of one thing makes me bored. Now I'm kind of off books and I need something really great to get me back to reading. The problem is, I don't know exactly what I want. I want to make sure it's something I can immediately get sucked into. If I have to read fifty pages before I get into the story I may find myself thinking that reading is boring. I know that isn't true.
I may have to pull out the Terry Pratchett books I've been saving. I saved them for a time when I would need a book other than a library book. A time when I'm traveling. I may not be going anywhere anytime real soon, but I think this is an emergency. It's either that or another read of my favorite book, Beginner's Luck by Laura Pedersen. It's been a couple years since I last read it, and I think one of my copies of the book just came back after being loaned out to a friend. Either of those books will get me back on the reading track. Either of those books will cause me to read past a decent bedtime. EXACTLY what I'm looking for!
“This book was written using 100% recycled words.”
― Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters