Novelty.

In today’s news I’m trying to make an effort to read again. It’s not that easy, to be completely honest. My interest in being buried in books has dwindled over the years and in the last couple months or so, I’ve really stared at it in the face about not wanting to read anymore. But in the light of being trapped inside for a while, I realized that books do indeed have their uses like passing the time.

I tried picking out a book or two from my mom’s collection. She mostly reads light books (without a lot of deep thinking in my opinion) and those books usually help me jump into wanting to read again. But the two I picked out I’ve already read before and I wasn’t in the mood to read through them again or even pick out another one that looks remotely interesting.

Sooo…I went back to my bookcase in my room and picked out the Chronicles of Narnia.

I started reading these back in high school or college (I can’t remember now), starting with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Someone told me once that if I started with The Magician’s Nephew, the series would basically be ruined for me because it tells the story of how Narnia came into being and it’d be best to read after reading the rest of the series. So that’s what I did…but I only read two or three books altogether. I’m not sure why, to be honest. Maybe I got bored or another book caught my attention or I just merely got distracted.

Who knows the reason, to be honest. I’m generally not good at finishing series. I start them with gusto and then I just…don’t finish it.

Anyway. I do own the series. One of those all in one leather bindings from Barnes and Noble. I got it for Christmas one year. I think now would be the time to start reading them again. One, because they are light hearted reads (as far as I know, anyway). Two, the reading’s light. And three, I want to finish the series. And four, because there’s a ton of time to finish it now. At least in the foreseeable future. And why not read while I have all this time? Maybe I can actually get through some of my books and decide what I want to keep and which ones to give away? I’ll be moving and it’s probably not a good idea to lug a bunch of books with me. Books are the heaviest things to drag to a new place, or so I’ve heard. I’m not looking foreword to doing that in the least. I’m sure I’ll be grateful for it all in the end once I’ve moved in.

And who knows, maybe I’ll start to love reading again. Perhaps I’m in a dry spell of not wanting to read. All readers go through this, I’m sure. A lot of book bloggers burn out or cut back on their reviews so that they can take a break and find their love of reading again.

What books are you reading during quarantine? Are you in a dry spell for reading and what have you done to get back into reading again (if at all)? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

2 thoughts on “Novelty.

  1. I’m actually reading through The Chronicles of Narnia again. Not sure how many times this makes it for me. I’m nearly done with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. And I definitely prefer to read it in the order that it was originally published. It actually made me mad years ago when they started publishing the set in “chronological” order, which is actually how the set I have is numbered. I refuse to read it that way. If C.S. Lewis had intended for The Magician’s Nephew to be read first, he would have written it first. As it is, he writes that book under the assumption that the reader has a working knowledge of Narnia and Aslan. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.

    1. It’s like he wrote it because people wanted to know how it “began” so he grudgingly wrote it. Lol. I’m just speculating. Like how people wanted more hobbit but got Lord of the Rings

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