This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is:
Since “Inspiration” is (or should) the theme this week … what is your reading inspired by?
I don’t know if I can say what my reading’s inspired by, but I’ll try.
First off, I’ve got over 200 books sitting here in my house that haven’t been read yet. So my reading is often inspired by what I’m feeling like at the moment. I happen to like alternating between mind candy and literature (or something of substance). It’s rather nice being able to pick and choose what book I’ll read next. It’s almost like having my own personal bookstore.
My reading is often inspired by my fellow bloggers, who do such a great job of keeping me wanting to read more, as if I need any help.
One of my reading goals this year is to clear out my ARC pile, so for the next few months, my reading will be inspired by my attempt at reaching a goal. 😉
On the flip side, often it’s the actual reading that inspires me, not necessarily to another book, but it fans my love of reading. For example, The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton and The Likeness by Tana French were two books last year that reminded me of what a great book is like. There are so many books that I read that are good, even really good. But great? Ah, now those books are few and far between.
Right now I’m reading an ARC of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. THIS is a great book. I can’t stop talking about The Help and I’m devouring it every available minute. THIS is a book that inspires me. THIS is a book that spurs me to read more, in search of the next great book.
What is your reading inspired by?