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I am in a funk.
Drakeshelm has come to a screeching halt because I. am. dry. I know Things I Want to Do With the Plot, but I don't yet know How to Get There, and at the moment I'm just sapped. Usually, during this time, I'll go read a book. I don't typically focus on reading and writing in equal measure, one usually ebbs while the other waxes. But right now, nothing. NOTHING. I scan my shelves and nothing jumps out at me. I don't want to reread anything; I've spent the first two months of 2016 rereading books and, by jove, I'm ready for something new, you know? Uuuugh. I need fresh meat. Fresh, tender, rare meat.
Okay, all is not completely lost - we just pushed the date of capitulation back a little. I grabbed "The Talisman Ring" (Georgette Heyer) off my shelf. It is one of the few Heyers which survived The Great Purge. Not a reeeeally promising start; Heyer novels don't tend to grab me at the outset, I have to push through for a few pages. So I pushed through a few pages, and so far it's been interesting. I'm thinking I'm catching distinct whiffs of inspiration for Sutcliff's little novel Flame Coloured Taffeta, but let's pretend we didn't notice that. I'm four chapters in and we've left my favourite character, and a potentially favourite character has only just shown up. Neither of them appear to be The Main Characters (male and female, the author created them), but we'll see. We'll see...
Yes, but wait. The point of all this is, I've only got MAYBE one book that is interesting me right now, and after that I'm off into empty space again. So...HELP ME OUT, HERE. What should I read? What do you recommend? Give me some ideas, folks. But don't just lob your favourite books at me, because I don't want to hurt your feelings by not liking your favourite books. Have you read anything you think I might like? I am super picky and judgmental and it's annoying but I need help right now, okay? You guys read books. I read books. We have so much in common! (Whimper.)this is where you come in
...i need help