I seem to have lost my way. No reviews posted for 6 weeks. And worse than that, I have lost my enthusiasm for reading books. Omg!!! I’m not sure why..?
Has this ever happened to you?
I could make excuses such as this year’s exceptionally HOT summer in Japan, (and all across the Northern Hemisphere.) But that sounds too easy. Yes, it’s been boiling hot for what seems like forever yet I’ve got an air conditioner. I can enjoy a cool, dry room at home. Perfect conditions for curling up with a good book. So what went wrong?
The thing is, I have been reading. Just not as much as before and NOT books. I’ve got back into reading comics. “Oh No!” I hear you cry, “Don’t you know that comics rot your brain?!?”
Yes, well, it’s probably a bit late for that. I’ve been living with brainus rotticus for years, no doubt brought on by a combination of comics, sugar, food colourings, pirate videos, fluoride, and state-run education. Oh yeah, almost forgot to add video games!
There are a few books I’m in the middle of reading, but I can’t seem to reach the end of any of them. (You can find them here on my Goodreads page if you’re interested)
This is not a reflection of their quality, not at all. It’s more a reflection of my state of mind or feelings towards books at the moment.
Can you help me?
Best wishes from Gray
P.S. This is completely random but it just popped up via some research I’ve been doing for translation work. Here is a brief passage taken from Wikipedia about the deity Jizo Bodhisattva. Now this sounds like a book I’d want to read!!
Jizo (地藏) Bodhisattva
‘Usually depicted as a monk with a halo around his shaved head, he carries a staff to force open the gates of hell and a wish-fulfilling jewel to light up the darkness.’