I’ve learned in the short life of this blog that I have this weird procrastination thing going on about book reviews. Part of the reason I started this blog was to share my thoughts about the books I’m reading. I also said I’d post book reviews. Well, I realized that I was thinking about these as completely separate things, which is really counterproductive for me. I have found that if I think of a book review as a THING — “A Book Review”– that I push it off, thinking it needs to sound all formal and polished. However, if I think about “sharing my thoughts about what I’m reading,” it seems easy and fun.
So, I’m going to try to make an effort to combine the two in my mind a bit and maybe post a little more often and a little more thoughtfully about what I’m reading. The one exception to this, I think, will be for books I’ve received in exchange for writing a review; for those, I’ll go the slightly more formal route.
These are my thoughts for now, at least. So, should we chat about the traveling circus in the ’30s? commercial swordfish fishing? demons vying for our souls? So much to think about!
Ciao for now!