It's sometimes a very tough decision how to decide what book to read. I often find myself going in a totally different direction and picking a completely different book than the one I'm planning to read.
For example. I have been waiting for simply ages to read Tara Janzen's book, Crazy Hot. She used to be Glenna McReynolds and ever since I closed the cover on River of Eden way back in 2002 (was it really that long ago?) I've been waiting for her next book but she seemed to disappear. Finally we learned that she was going to have a series of books come out under the name Tara Janzen. The original publishing date though was pushed back a few times. The cover was changed. So you would think that after that long a wait, when I finally found and bought the book, I would be starting it that night. I didn't.
Today I found a couple of more books I've been real anxious to get, two of the ones listed at the side - Just Perfect by Julie Ortolon and Kissing in the Dark by Wendy Lindstrom. Now if I didn't start Crazy Hot, you would think I would start either one of these two. But nope, they aren't the ones that are drawing me right now.
I got into a bit of a discussion about a couple of Patricia Veryan books at a message board - which led me to posting her book covers on the previous blog. Now I have this overwhelming urge to read her books next. So overwhelming that although I have so many books to read, I HAVE to read a book that wasn't even on my radar a couple of days ago. Why is this? I've read these books before - more than once. But for some inexplicable reason, nothing else appeals to me at the moment - even a book I've waited 3 years to read.
Does this every happen to anyone else? What makes us pick up a particular book to read? This happens to me a lot. To the point I'm willing to dig through boxes in the furthest part of our basement, slugging boxes around - my plastic boxes are quite heavy when loaded down with books- to get to one particular book that I've read before. That one book I know will haunt me if I don't. I just hope I'm not alone.
It's something I've never been able to figure out.