The Getting Funky Edition
a state when no book satisfies; all offerings appear mediocre and dull. Has been known to result in much wailing and flailing of limbs (the Book Funk Funk) as the reader finds it increasingly difficult to find full literary satisfaction.
(1) this can be a spontaneous occurrence
(2) been known to be brought on by reading such an excellent book that nothing compares.
Is anyone else familiar with this phenomena? I believe it’s the bane of ever readers life, those few days (weeks?!) when no matter what you try, how many books you start nothing ever quite hits the spot. It’s enough to drive you mad. Or at least it drives me mad.
Mad and a little bad, I have reached the point in my life now that I am not sure what I am supposed to do if I don’t have a book on the go. Do I watch TV? Boring. Call a friend? As if I have a social life. Housework? Hah, never! What does one do when their kindle isn’t surgically attached? As, at this point in the book funk I’ve normally have to place my precious kindle in protective custody, afraid that a little bout of wall throwing may occur.
The only thing I have ever found that pulls me out of this? A little rereading. I find my comfort reads and I let them do their thing. I love these books. My comfort reads. They never let me down, I already know them, I already love all the characters and the story lines. They calm my inner reader (who I admit is a little bit of a crazy bitch), let her know she is in a safe place and that she can open her heart and mind again to something new.
Are there any other solutions to this issue? An issue that I believe has effected every reader at some point. There must be other ways…and I’m betting those ways involve chocolate, or ice cream, or cake, or possibly every item in that holy trinity of sweet delicious delights.
You have any other ideas, you let me know!