excuse me but can i be you for a while (saltyolives) wrote in bookish,
excuse me but can i be you for a while
saltyolives
bookish

Book Funk

Do you ever read a really great book and find everything else afterwards to be incredibly lacking? I keep picking up several books, read a few pages, and put them down again. It sucks.

I just finished reading The Bartimaeus Triology by Jonathan Stroud, followed by Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, and I really enjoyed those. I've read most of the things that people have recommended, such as: The Book Thief, (amazing...top three favorite books ever) The Time Traveler's Wife,(blech) most Jodi Picoult. I've read a lot of Stephen King, some Robin McKinley, pretty much everything and anything fiction I like. But I'm even stuck in the middle of The Stand, and I can't get into that. I can't tell you have many times I have picked it up and put it back down in incredible frustration. He just gets so wordy! I've never been tempted to skip pages of a book before, but I'm seriously considering it. I also bought The Passage on my Sony Reader (I love post-apocalyptic/mass infection stuff, but I've read most of it), but I can't get into that, either. I've been suggested Robin Hobb and George R.R. Martin, but where should I start?

Please suggest some books to get me over this funk. Something that you can pick up and don't want to put back down again. It can be fantasy, horror, chick lit, whatever. I just want to get out of this funk!

Much appreciated in advance.
Subscribe

  • Dragonfly Falling, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

    The second volume in a big fat epic fantasy series that might actually hold my attention for all ten books. Tor Books, 2009, 673 pages…

  • Ashpet

    Ashpet: An Appalachian Tale by Joanne Compton An American Cinderella variant, starting with her being the hired girl, and getting aid after being…

  • The Way Meat Loves Salt

    The Way Meat Loves Salt: A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition by Nina Jaffe One of the other openings for the Cinderella tale. A rabbi…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 29 comments

  • Dragonfly Falling, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

    The second volume in a big fat epic fantasy series that might actually hold my attention for all ten books. Tor Books, 2009, 673 pages…

  • Ashpet

    Ashpet: An Appalachian Tale by Joanne Compton An American Cinderella variant, starting with her being the hired girl, and getting aid after being…

  • The Way Meat Loves Salt

    The Way Meat Loves Salt: A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition by Nina Jaffe One of the other openings for the Cinderella tale. A rabbi…