Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Reader Mojo

It’s book burnout time here for the YA Sleuth. I’m at that dreaded point where every new book seems to disappoint—even though I know it’s me, not the book. I’ve just lost my reader mojo.

But I’ve been there before. And figured out that I just need a little vacation, some time with my favorite books that remind me of the things I love in mystery. Like When the Women Come Out To Dance by Elmore Leonard, Rat Life by Tedd Arnold, and a few short story collections that I keep for just this kind of reader slump. Books that show how great great can be.

How about you? Any old standby books you read over and over?

And by the way: such a delightfully tacky bookcover, no?