It happened on a Saturday and I was expecting it. With only 100 pages left I knew there was no way I was going to make it thru the weekend. I was going to need another book. Not having anything “on deck” I was a bit concerned but not overly. I mean, I had other things on my plate and besides that, there must be something like a bazillion books around this house. Unread at that. I was thinking I’d root thru the boxes and find exactly what I was looking for but of course it doesn’t work like that does it?
Straight, solid History felt too dry. New authors – bag that! I want someone with some Heft Please! I was certain that anything set in the 12th Century wasn’t going to cut it either. Just finishing up 3 books by Sharon Kay Penman I couldn’t find another author that would hold my attention during that era. I tried with what I have on hand and it felt like reading a lie. Very fictional and not much historical. Cheap imitations don’t cut it. Better stay away from English History for a bit.
I found an entire stack of books, eight new ones. Right on! Wait. No, not new. I’ve read those. Bummer. I think those were supposed to be donated to the library like 2 years ago. Crap, more work. Anyway, I leaned back and thought a Classic would do. I went to my collection of “Modern Library Classics” and wouldn’t you know but that wasn’t working for me either! I decided I wanted to pick up “Women in Love” again because D.H. Lawrence is a beautiful writer or maybe I’d pick up Thomas Hardy because I do love his prose. Unfortunately, books are missing.
So I have nothing to read. I thought I’d head to my friend Amazon and see what works there and of course NOTHING I wanted to spend money on and I’m not about to buy what I know I have on hand [hidden] in this little shop of horrors known as LeeHaven.
At this point in the book bind I realize I’m working against myself so I decided last night that I simply was not going to be able to read. Maybe I was too enthralled with Sharon Kay Penman, I don’t know. This is a real bummer though. Book block. Great.
Any good recommendations? Good, solid historical fiction – no bodice rippers please! Not really interested in mysteries, thrillers or blood and guts. I like really good authors though and that would get me into just about anything. A great writer.
Somebody Save Me!