Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Restless without a book you're sunk into?

I'm reading a couple of books (always, a couple of books, it seems) I'm enjoying (The Artful Edit and Claire Davis' Labors of the Heart), but when I'm not deep into a book, I feel ... restless.

I came across Marisa de Los Santos' Love Walked In at my local Barnes & Noble. I wrote down the title and contacted the publicity department. I wanted to talk to Santos on my show. This week I've been restless without a book I'm crazy about and today her book arrived (she's on the show next month). And now that I have a book I feel I may love, I feel more relaxed.

Do you go through this, too? Without a book you're mad about, you feel at loose ends?


Mary Castillo said...

I had the worst reading slump in Septemeber. Nothing caught my interest and I was beginning to get worried that my love of reading had soured. But then I came across Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear and from page one till the end, I ignored my husband, my child and the dishes(good thing I'm a fast reader!).

I've recently discovered Loretta Chase who has restored my love of the romance novel. Her attention to detail is magnificent and she sneaks into your heart and boy, does she let you have it!

Mary C.

Jim Murdoch said...

My problem is finding a book that I'm mad about. It's like music, just when is the next Sgt Pepper going to come along? In the meantime we listen to whatever comes along hoping against hope that the next thing we bung in the CD player is going to be something we want to e-mail all our friends about.

It's the same with books. I can't remember the last book I felt that way about. I think it might have been More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon. I like science fiction but I don't read much of it. Rediscovering Nabokov was nice; I'd not read him in almost thirty years and I can see I was really too young then.