I am not sure if I am the only reader who acts like that, but I do think it’s weird and not too common, perhaps? What I mean in particularly is the fact that my reading schedule is extremely shattered and spread around. It’s like a rollercoaster which stays at low for a while and then burst up into extreme heights … just to fall again very soon.
It’s strange to feel that way — sometimes I feel like I should read a book, but I’m either too lazy, too busy or just don’t feel like reading at all. Just spending my time in the internet and doing useless things seems so much easier at such times. And when I get back to my Goodreads, I notice how behind I am at my reading challenge.
Reading is fun and I love doing that, but everybody has such moments when they feel like they don’t want to read a thing. Well, these moments last for more than weeks in my case. And the times when I’m extremely inspired to read? These typically last for a few days or so — until I finish the book I have been reading.
Now, a huge inspiring thing which makes me want to read is shopping for books. I love buying new ones, even if I am not able to read them that much. I’m a hoarder and must have all the books I can. Borrowing books from the library feels like cheating to me. Because when I read, I want to have the feeling like the book is mine and nobody else can have it — I have no limitations, I can read it whenever I want to with no worries about returning it or anything. I like the convenience of having a book I’ve bought for myself.
So, lately I managed to get to book shop in a while and spend just a little bit of money. I bought two books I knew I would love: Paper Towns by John Green and Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. The former was read in one evening + one morning, the latter has to wait until Christmas. And along with these two, I bought a book I was kind of unsure if I would like. And that was A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
Buying new books makes me so excited and interested in reading again. Right after buying Paper Towns, I felt like I had to start reading it. Right away. And I did. It was a nice read. A few days went by and then I started reading the third book I bought. Now I’ve been reading it for a few days and can’t just put it down. Such reading makes me forget my real life responsibilities. And what’s the best thing about it? I am so inspired that I just have to read and I can’t force myself to stop doing that.
But what am I going to do after the Sarah J. Maas book? I don’t have books I want to read in my house right now, I can’t read Let It Snow at summer either. Such a dilemma. And even worse, I am quite sure this lack of reading material will make me start a new period of laziness which I will have to overcome through hard work.
Sigh. That’s difficult to handle. So what should I do — buy new books again?
How do you feel about your reading activity/schedule? Do you enjoy your pace or are you trying to fix that? What inspires you to make you read?