Sometimes it’s hard to find a spare moment to sit and think about what I want to say about a particular book that I’ve read. I really admire those who work full time and still have the time to keep up with their book blogs.
Last year I read 48 books, not a lot compared to the previous years and mainly because I started the year with some books that I didn’t quite like, that I didn’t quite want to finish but that I felt some irrational need to complete. I have learned from that year.
This year, I have come to a decision, first, it’s OK to stop reading a book if it doesn’t interest me. I’ll try to read 10 - 20% (depending on the book size) before making my decision, once I’ve decided, it goes.
Next, I don’t want to review everything I’ve read. I started this blog to do that, (review ALL THE BOOKS!!!) but, time isn’t on my side, unfortunately. So I have decided to let the old books that I’ve read and not review go, and focus on the new things, the fun things, the books that make me excited, that make me laugh, cry, get angry, that evoke some sort of emotion or thought.
Finally, I want to talk about more than just book reviews; I want to touch on why I really dislike some love triangles, or what I think about the lack of minority characters in popular literature, or why reading fiction isn’t a waste of time, or why we shouldn’t ban books - basically anything bookish that comes to mind.
So what I’m saying is, I’m letting down my hair, loosening my necktie and being a little more free with my little book blog.