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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lost and Searching

I feel lost. All the books I checked out have been read. All the things I still want to read have not arrived for me yet. I do not feel like rereading some past favorite, yet I keep searching for something on my shelves that will captivate me. What do other readers do when this happens?

5 comments:

  1. i write something i want to read when i can't find something that pleases me.

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  2. That brattcat beat me to it! But also: our house is so full of books that there is always *something* that beckons . . .sometimes too many somethings.

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  3. I go through my shelves and find scores of books I haven't read yet. For some reason, I always get to library books first, perhaps because I respond to due dates as if they are deadlines. But I know the angst of not having anything to read, especially when I'm on the road and I've zipped through my reading choices faster than I thought. Nothing worse than having a long flight without a book. I know--the now conventional wisdom would say that an e-reader would take care of that problem by letting me load hundreds of titles at once, but give me print books any day!

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  4. I have three different mystery authors whose series I love and whose books I own. When I need something to read--or just need comfort reading--I reach for one of those. I keep track of where I am in each series, so I don't reread them too often. My less-than-perfect memory aids me here, because I can't always remember whodunnit.

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  5. It's funny, Brattcat, but I truly thought of pulling out my picture book revision (and later did) to write instead of read! I agree with Sharon that there is always something available for me to read. Sometimes I think I should pull out the Shakespeare volume and slog through a play. Like you, Laurie, I will not succumb to an e-reader. I'd rather have a heavier carry-on with my print copies. I love that you don't always remember the "whodunnit" part of the mysteries, Joyce. I reread the Mitford books for comfort and also try to keep track of which I have reread last so as not to become bored of them.

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