I hate it when this happens to me. This being losing interest in my current addiction after I’ve spent good money to fuel said addiction.
It happened with the Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series. I picked up one of his books, spent a good few hours cracking up over his rogue wizard cum private detective series and was thoroughly addicted at the end. The next day I went ahead and bought the second novel. I finished it in a day. And then I could not sleep, I was shivering from withdrawal symptoms until I got my hands on the third book – and I devoured it overnight.
By the fourth book, I thought I was sufficiently addicted enough to pay a good RM 200 to buy most of his series. I was so pleased with myself as I walked home with almost the entire collection in the bag.
Except some time in book 5, I suddenly found myself irreverently bored with the series. No matter how hard I tried, I could not finish the story about how Thomas, the sexy vampire was involved in the porn industry that Harry was hired to investigate. I just couldn’t.
Now I have a bunch of books in my Billy bookcase (alliteration! ahah!) I have not yet completed.
I worry I’m losing interest in Bones as well. I picked up Bones because it fueled my hunger for a murder mystery that is darkly comic. I loved it, it was smart and sassy, I couldn’t wait for the next episode.
Again, I bought the second season without thinking. Except two episodes in, I find Bones tedious – I really don’t care about Camille Saroyan (I know she improves later on – watched the other eps on Star World) and am irritated with Booth criticising Bones endlessly. Yes, she doesn’t get it. We know. Yes, she’s smart but clueless about life. Stop hitting us on the head with it.
I’m not really looking forward to the next episode. The wit from season 1 has disappeared somewhat – it’s not as fun as it used to be.
Bah, more money spent on things I’ve lost interest in. So despite being darkly fascinated by Mad Men, I’m going to wait till the sister comes back with the DVDs. I’m not going to spend any more on a show that I might lose interest in halfway.
Other than that, it’s been difficult to blog lately because life has become rather dull. My cousin got engaged recently *yay* and I’ve been hassling vendors for my own upcoming nuptials *boo hiss* – nothing worth blogging about. Oh! Oh! I’ve been trying to read more. I’ve finally picked up Crime and Punishment that I abandoned a few months ago. I picked it up from the dark and cobwebbed corners of my bookcase where it was squished between recipe books. I lovingly dusted its jacket and right now, it’s next to my bed so that it can be ignored prominently.
And editing. I’m up to my eyeballs with words…it’s hard to concentrate working on drafts. I’m a little bit enamoured with posting my ahem fanfic. Plus, it’s fun to get reviews! So do read it! And leave a message! You’ll make me a happy bunny.