I am realizing now that it isn’t as easy as I expected to find books worth reading.
You can spend days, sometimes weeks (if you’re busy!) reading a book that winds up leaving you… unsatisfied… and that is putting it nicely. I don’t want to say a book sucked, because any book is better than no book. I’ve been in-the-half-assed-process of writing a book since high school (ten years ago) and it has not amounted to much more than around 17,000 words so I really should not knock anyone who has completed a book and gotten it on the shelves… but damn… some books are just better left unread.
FOR INSTANCE… the zombie book I started a post or two back… was pretty captivating for the first hundred or so pages… but then it lost it’s captivation…. and I slowllllllyyyyyyyy finished it…. and was left wishing I had skipped to the end.
When I was like 50 pages deep I was ready to check out the second and third books in the series… but now I have no interest.
Another, totally different book that I checked out had a really, really, weak start, so I decided I will return it without reading it…
I finally got the first Harry Potter book from the library… but I have not cracked it open even once because I still have (literally) at least four other books I checked out (including “If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend” that I have not finished) that I MUST read before that happens. I mean, I just watched the Harry Potter movie! I gotta read a random book before I start the book of a movie I just watched!
It’s been at least 12 days since I spent any quality time in the library… the cord to my laptop is officially dead… and while I wait to get a new one… I’m writing on borrowed time…
I’m pretty disappointed with my performance so far this year as far as reading is concerned.
Three books in the almost two months of the year?
Can I not do better than that???
I bet I could, if I found some captivating READS.
If you have read a book that really changed your life, entertained you, captivated you, or that you’re just dying to recommend to people, please tell me about it so I can check it out (literally) and read it. I don’t want to waste my time. I want to read something that holds my attention so much that I can finish it in a week or less and then feel inspired to write about it.
Yes, that is what I would like.
Please tell me about books you love… and why you love them.