I've been in a reading slump for a while. I think it came from a year of working with books while writing books at night. Pure over saturation.
But I still like books. I do. I promise. And as books become more and more appealing, I know that I must be careful about what I choose, and at first only pick books I will enjoy. That is why my next YA book will be "Guardians of the Hidden Scepter," by Frank Cole. I saw it in Costco the other day next to the Beyonders. And while I know I want to read Beyonders as well, I just like Frank Cole.
For those of you who have never heard of him, Cole is the author of the Hashbrown Winters juvenile series, and the thing I like about his style is that he's unapologetic in exaggerating. He remembers what it's like to be a kid, when everything was bigger than life and little things were HUGE deals. I remember reading a review before I picked up his first book that compared Hashbrown to Bill Cosby's stylings with the Fat Albert stories and other monologues. The reviewer hit that right on.
I'm not sure Guardians of the Hidden Scepter reads like Hashbrown since it's for a teen audience, but as I come out of my reading funk, I have high hopes that Frank Cole won't send me back into that dark place where I don't want to read anymore.
What about you? What are you reading right now that you really, REALLY like?