Booking Through Thursday
It happens even to the best readers from time to time… you close the cover on the book you’re reading and discover, to your horror, that there’s nothing else to read. Either there’s nothing in the house, or nothing you’re in the mood for. Just, nothing that “clicks.” What do you do?? How do you get the reading wheels turning again?
Well, I never physically run out of books to read, but I am sometimes simply not in the mood to read them. (I think this week would count as one of those times: I've read one Flannery O'Connor story and that's all.) So I'll check bloglines yet again, or watch The Daily Show, or go for a walk, or clean a birdcage or the refrigerator. Usually doing a bit of housework will jump start my interest in reading again, because I don't like cleaning house.
Sometimes the best approach is to randomly pull books from the shelves and read bits and pieces of them until something clicks. Or to reread sections from my favorites.
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