Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Assigning Blame

It's all Suzanne Collins' fault. Yep, you  read that right. My muse is missing, and I hold Suzanne completely responsible.

My muse was happily coming up with all kinds of wonderful stuff, feeding my brain lots of lovely ideas. Life was good in creativity land.

And then I started reading Catching Fire. It consumed me. Pulled me into another world, where I worried about Katniss, and Peeta, and Gale. Even when I wasn't reading the book.

Cooking dinner: thought about the wild game Katniss caught.
Heard jays squabble: thought of mockingjays.
Tried to think of my own work: couldn't get the plight of the people in the Districts out of my head.

Suzanne Collins, with her extraordinary ability to transport me to another time and place, chased my muse away. So, really, my lack of productivity must be her fault, right?

Do you think my muse will return when I finish reading Mockingjay? I certainly hope so. I'm off to find out.

What books transport you into another world?


  1. I haven't read The Hunger Games yet! I just bought the first one, so I'll be reading it soon, though. :)

    Books that transport me to another world? So many! But the ones that came to my mind first were the Harry Potter series, Anne of Green Gables series (I hope to visit Prince Edward Island someday!), and The Pillars of the Earth and World without End (both by Ken Follett).

    I hope you get your muse back soon!

  2. That happened to me the first time I read Lord of the Rings. :)

  3. Laura: All great ones--they transported me, too. (good news: my muse came back). :D

    Lynda: Loved LOTR. Among my favorites. :)

  4. I loved The Book of Three series when I was younger. I would open the pages and I was lost until I was finished. But I recently read The Weight Of Silence and I plowed through that whole thing in four hours. Amazing.


  5. Mercedes: I haven't read either of those, I'll put them on my TBR list!

  6. I had the same experience with The Hunger Games Trilogy. I devoured (pun intended) them all and could not get them out of my mind - even had dreams about them!

    Other books I've read fairly recently that did that to me were The Book Thief and Jane Eyre (I know, I can't believe I only just read Jane Eyre either).

    I'd also second the vote on The Lord of the Rings.

  7. Julie: I dreamed about the Hunger Games, too. The Book Thief was amazing. And, you know, I'm not sure I've ever read Jane Eyre. *ducks with shame*