I finished Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien yesterday, and after reading that I've been having trouble figuring out what to read next. I absolutely loved Going After Cacciato, but I feel like I'm just not up for another heavy/"thinking" book right now. My brain is still all mushy from processing Going After Cacciato (in other words, it might be a few days before a review is up), and nothing on my shelf seems to quite fit the bill of a short, light, fun read. Sorry, I'll stop complaining, but I'm just curious, does anyone else ever feel the need to intersperse heavy or intense reads with lighter ones?
This is sort of related to another experience I had this weekend. Whenever I return library books I allow myself to request the same number that I just returned - trying to avoid checking out waaaaay more books than I can read and ending up having to return them all, which seems to happen on a regular basis because all of my requests always end up coming in at the same time! This weekend, however, I lost all self control. I couldn't seem to stop requesting books, even after I was well beyond my quota, and I justified it to myself by saying "But they're all different types of books... one's nonfiction, one's short stories, one's a cookbook, one's a graphic novel, there's not even any fiction on there... must go remedy that... " And of course, being the tv fanatic that I am, this immediately reminded me of a scene from Gilmore Girls where Rory has too many books to fit in her bag. If you haven't seen it (or even if you have), here's the youtube clip (crossing my fingers that this will work)...I hope you all enjoy it, I feel like this its really fitting for book lovers ;)