I get bloggers block, what I’m calling writer’s block for people who try to blog, quite often. Usually it is a paralysis that comes from too many topics to tackle and not enough hours to write about them. This time, however, I gave myself a series of blogs that would be about a subject that I have thought about for quite some time: The Books That Influenced Me Most. Thought that would help keep me on track: I was wrong.
I’ve become stumped on one title. I’ve written most of the blog, but feel I’m missing the point of its lasting influence. The title is Paradise Lost by John Milton, and it is one of my all-time favorite books. I’ll probably post it this weekend, but as I was writing I kept switching ideas and themes. Which is good if I were writing a book on Paradise Lost, but not a blog post.
I know what other books are supposed to be a part of this series, so I figure I’ll write a few of them down here and maybe that will help get me going. I’ve often heard when you have a mental block you should just push forward. If you are blocked writing: just write. Don’t worry about whether it’s good or not, just do it.
So that’s what this is. Me just writing so I get something out there.
Here are some of the books I’ll feature in Joe’s Book Tour.
- The Stranger by Albert Camus
- Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol
- That’s Not What I Meant by Deborah Tannen
- The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
- The Evolution of Desire by David Buss
- If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
- From Good to Great by Jim Collins
Hopefully the blog posts to go along with those titles will be coming soon. Also, I may remember a few titles as I’m writing others so the list might expand.