Have you ever downloaded an ebook from the library (or, hey, gone old-fashioned and actually picked up an actual book at the library...) and then looked at it five minutes later with absolutely no desire to read it?
If you're like me this is fairly discouraging because I've already committed to the book and will now have to force myself to read it. Maybe that's just me, and maybe it's a tad OCD, but it's the truth.
Today's instant regret download is The Wonderful World of Oz by L. Frank Baum. My goodreads friends have rated it highly, and Gretchen Rubin (who I rate highly) ranks it among her favorite books. So I downloaded it. And now I'm eyeing it with disdain.
I think it's probably because I had such a horrible experience reading Wicked (most awful book ever to grace library shelves, who is with me?!) that now I've been turned off to all things Oz.
I wanted something light and fluffy to alternate with The Audacity of Hope and A People's History of the United States (yep, still slogging through that one), but maybe this just isn't the answer. Maybe now I need something to alternate with my alternate. Oh the conundrum!