When it comes to expressing the fact that, for instance, you have a very strong desire to do something what would you say?
For instance, it's a long you have not reading a book:
I crave/ long for reading a book
having a yen for
Any comment would be greatly appreciated.
As a footnote, thank you all so much for your invaluable helps. Meanwhile, I must assert that I am an ordinary person who has graduated in civil engineering and is studying semiotics and linguistics. I have to explain these as some of you sometimes think I deliberately ask some offending questions. Nevertheless, you must know the fact that if you see such things, then you must assure that you are interperating my question or explanations wrong. Or, I have been misunderstood by you. I never ever want to offend anyone. I sometimes don't know those and these are caused by not being a native speaker. that's it. I am just learning.