Today, I started thinking. This was prompted by me reading a book that I didn't really like, but I felt obligated to finish. Finishing a book I'm not in love with always triggers a lot of resentment for me...and this time was no different. All I could think as I was trying to get through this book, which was not bad, it just wasn't my taste, was: "why am I reading things I don't love when I could be reading Ken Follett?" And, why am I? I really can't say. If you don't know who Ken Follett is, you're missing out. He is a superb novelist and writes excellent historical fiction. His books are bestsellers the world over.
The only reason I can think of is that Ken Follett books are not easy reads. They are not fast reads and don't provide instant gratification (like I've gotten used to, reading as much YA as I do). Ken Follett books, are, however, very satisfying reads. They make me think---something that I've tended to avoid since I had my baby nine months ago. But, I am finally starting to feel clear-headed again, and I think I can manage a 'thinking' book. So, I've decided to put my YA on hold for a while and delve into a Ken Follett masterpiece. I have yet to read one of his books that I haven't loved. Now I just need to decide which book to start with. So stay tuned for some upcoming Ken Follett reviews!