I’ve been struggling getting a post out lately. As a former roommate of mine would say “I’M REALLY STRUGGLING HERE!!!!!”. That’s funnier if you were there. I miss her. I miss college. Anyway, I’ve started a couple posts but they just didn’t feel right and they felt forced and maybe I’ll come back to them one day and flesh them out and make them make sense, but not now.
I realized that it takes a lot for me to radically love a book. Out of 430 read books on goodreads, there are 10 that are a perfect 5. There are quite a bit that came in at a 4, but they just weren’t quite there for me. Maybe I’m a little cynical, but I just haven’t been getting the, I love this book feeling lately. I’ve been reading but I haven’t been reviewing because it seems like every book I’ve read lately is crap. So I haven’t been reviewing lately.
There’s been the Outlander Series and Charlotte Bronte and, yes at times, Jane Austen that I’ve been radically in love with but it’s been a long time that I’ve had a book capture my heart. We can add a man to things that haven’t captured my heart too. My last date was a year ago. I’m on a dry spell, I know. LOOOOOOOOOONG dry spell. Sigh. That’ll change one day. I’m determined. Both in books and my datelessness. BTW, my friend that I used to debate who was better Bronte or Austen just Facebooked me and told me her 12-year-old loves Jane Eyre. I feel like I won the best prize ever. She’s trying to get him to read Jane Austen. I’m convinced he’s going to be a Bronte forever. Because that’s how I was. That’s going to happen right?
The sad thing about my list is that it can be broken into a few main categories. Classics, Y.A. and Historical Fiction. There are a few other genres I’ll pick up. But it isn’t often.
Anyway this is a plea for some really super good suggestions on what I can read and fall in love with. These have to be AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH-mazing. Because I’m a little critical of books.
P.S. If there’s something you’d like to hear me talk about/read about, period, doesn’t have to be about books, let me know. Get me out of this rut I’m in.