“We read to know we are not alone.” – C.S. Lewis
I like to consider myself a bookworm. I can get lost in a book for hours in the world that lives between the pages. I make a connection to the characters and I genuinely feel happy/sad/anxious/whatever for them.
Lately, I have fallen out of love with reading. It really saddens me. I could sit and talk about what goes on between those pages for hours. Yet I am struggling to get back in to it. It hit me last night. I am in a rut and unable to find something I “love”.
When I was younger I fell in love with an author. I read and own every book she wrote. It was a marathon of reading her books. I am struggling to find that “joy” in an author again. I do not have a favourite. I need suggestions.
I read 4 books by Phillipa Gregory, I enjoyed them, but it wasn’t something I could always read. I really had to get in the right mind frame for her.
I’ve read 7 Jodi Picoult books and I do very much enjoy her. Again, I have to get into the right mind frame to deal with all the ethical dilemmas that she presents.
I have read the mainstream “Hunger Games” and “50 Shades”. Although I read both trilogies I hated them. Im not into the post-apocalyptic world, and E.L James writing and grammar annoyed me. I also do not like the “something borrowed” or “shopoholic” series. I need realistic and less “bubble gum princess”.
Until I fall back in love with reading I have been knitting socks. I had to take a break after suffering a muscle sprain injury caused by constant repetitive motion. I picked it back up today. I forgot how much I love/hate this pattern. It takes forever, yet it looks so pretty!!
It is a faux cable pattern done with 5 needles. I know I am going to have Second sock syndrome. It has taken me so long to get this far. When I am done this sock, I will dread doing the same process again. But I am stubborn and refuse to do toe up 2 at a time.
Anyways, could you guys help me out? What are you reading? What do you like? Is there any author you could read over and over again?