Lately I’ve been wondering if the more I read, the less impressed I am by books. Do you know what I mean?
As I’ve discussed previously, it has been a ridiculously long time since I’ve rated a book 5 stars. Now, is that because I really just haven’t found a really great book in over a year, or is it some other reason? Is it maybe that I’ve read so many books that I’m harder to please? I think it’s possible that I get harder on books the more I read because I have more and more books to compare my current book to. However, I have rated very few books 5 stars, so I actually haven’t read that many books that I absolutely love. So, what’s the deal?
Maybe because books start becoming less unique? The more stories you read, the less unique others become – because all books are inspired by other books. It’s very difficult to stand out in a world that is already so full of stories. It’s impossible to be 100% unique. Ideas are inspired by other ideas.
I really, really miss that feeling of love when reading a 5-star book, you know? The way the book just won’t let go of you, you can’t put it down, you can’t stop thinking about it. I want to read a great book again and it seems impossible at this point. Sometimes I feel like I will never fall in love with a book again! This is a total downer and makes me unmotivated to read. Which brings me back to feeling like it has to be me. Like I have changed as a reader and expect too much or have just read too many books and am harder to please because of it.