I may be bound to a physical location for the time being, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still escape to thrilling locations with my imagination. No backpack required.
My zeal for reading novels for pleasure waxes and wanes rather unpredictably, and for many years I was convinced that the problem was me. My attention span seemed to rival that of a goldfish and I often found myself abandoning books halfway through or having difficulty even reaching THAT benchmark.
With the most recent revival of my love for literature, I’ve discovered through further trial and error that the problem isn’t actually me, it’s my book choices (which I guess still technically makes me the problem, but let’s not get bogged down in semantics).
As such, I’m adopting a different approach this time around and being very deliberate with my selections–opting for books that have stood the test of time over books with stylish covers; meticulously crafted prose over dialogues peppered with OMGs and LOLs; Nobel Prize winners over New York Times Bestsellers (an accolade that I feel carries little significance anymore–as hilariously parodied in the Family Guy episode “Brian Writes a Bestseller”–it’s in no way a deal-breaker but I now know it doesn’t necessarily guarantee inspired writing).
My current read:
One chapter down and I am already enthralled. I’m looking forward to other titles by García Márquez.
Which others deserve to be added to the list?