Since “Inspiration” is (or should) the theme this week … what is your reading inspired by?
Oooh, lots of things! Bookshops, the library, recomendations from friends, subjects I'm interested in. And of course all the book reviews I read on everyone elses blogs.
I've got a huge list of books I'd like to read, and a huge pile of books waiting to be read but I don't seem to be able to read to a plan. I'll read one book, which will then open doors to many other subjects that I would like to read about. Then my son might read something that looks interesting, I might find something in the library that just looks appealing. Recently I answered a Musing Monday question about how I felt towards assigned reading at school and that has sent me back to my box of school and university books. I am now inspired to re-read some of the books and authors from here, and to try again with Faulkner, which I really struggled with at uni.
I suppose my reading is influenced by my mood as much as by anything else though. I sometimes find that although I'm inspired to read lots of things, if I'm in a rotten mood, nothing seems to hold my attention for very long. This is when I usually turn to old favourites or magazines in an attempt to try and improve my mood. Luckily this doesn't happen very often!