Every so often I get stuck on what to read next. I don’t want this. I don’t want that. This books too heavy for my next read. This book’s too light. When this happens for too many days I use this ideation tool. I go off to a torrent site and see what the people are sharing. I just skim for something usually a title, knowing the author helps for context but I am really trying to find something, actually a few somethings, I would normally never give a chance. My rule is to pick some titles and then go get them from the library and give them a chance. If I don’t like my first book in a few pages or chapters I can move on to my next pick.
Obviously, this is how I found Big Magic. I would have never ever read this book unless I forced myself to make the wild leap to read something outside my zone. I told everyone I know who reads and even more people who don’t painters, actors, dancers, entrepreneurs to check this out. You might want to check it out too!