I have a condition that is so severe. I can’t start a new book without putting in hours of thought. Sometimes, I will dwell in sorrows or in the Bookish land they call it, “Book Hangover”. But sometimes, I just can’t bring myself to decide to pick one book and start reading. It’s that easy and that hard. (quoting Neil Gaiman)
On bad days, it’ll take me 1 or 2 days to actually figure out what would I like to read next. I have some prominent names in my stash but to decide on one is nothing but torture! I have a series of filtering before I finally decide, namely, if I’ve just completed a Jodi Picoult’s book, I would never want to touch another Picoult’s book maybe for weeks. I need time to heal from all the emotional trauma that I have came across in the book. If I just complete a Neil Gaiman’s book, I can’t bear to touch another one because I want to ponder longer about the book I’ve just read and have my memories lingering around it. As I said, it’s that easy and that hard.
I’ve just finished Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult. It’s very heart wrenching. I felt close to the characters and so I want to mourn and dwell for a longer time. That’s just me.So to finally start a new book is not only challenging but also very tormenting especially because I can’t go a long time without reading.
What about you guys? How do you decide on your next read? Share with me guys. Who knows? It might help me to be much more decisive in the future. Have a great day all!