Right now, I am in a reading sweet spot. I'm enjoying the titles I pick up, look forward to reading in bed every night, and have a short stack of TBR items that I'm hankering to get to.
Reading has always been my favorite leisure activity but, when I'm in a sweet spot, it just hits different. In a sweet spot, there's extra excitement. That excitement makes me want to ditch whatever else I'm doing so I can devote more time to reading. When I can't, my brain eagerly looks forward to when I can set everything aside and pick up a book. It provides a motivation to knock stuff off my to do list quickly so I have more time for reading.
I find this sweet spot about twice a year. Usually, it's tied to whatever books I'm reading. Romance and YA have a stronger ability to put me in a sweet spot. Authors I enjoy most can also provide a boost. Sometimes, it's the weather or what's happening on the calendar. Right now, my sweet spot is coming from a bit of all three. Work is in a bit of a lull so I'm less stressed; a brief vacation is on the horizon to boot. Plus, it's now full on DC summer which means being indoors is less frowned upon. Finally, I found a romance series that perfectly fit my mood. Not only am I loving my current book, I know there are several more to come.
I don't know how long this sweet spot will last - sometimes it's days, sometimes it weeks - but I'm going to ride the thrill of it for as long as it lasts.