With a very busy fall, writing book reviews and doing other bloggy things (including reading blogs) were not a high priority for me. Now that I’m a bit less busy, I’d like to get back into it, but perhaps with a few changes.
I’ve realized a few things that will help me shape this blog. The first is that if I don’t review a book right after reading it, I have a hard time getting back into the feeling of the book when I do sit down to review it. I can’t write as interesting, authentic, or deep of a review if too much time has passed. I’ve also noticed that I have the least to say about the light fiction (one might say escapist) books I read and the most to say about the thought-provoking non-fiction books. Until I became too busy this fall, I was determined to review every single book I read in its own post. However, it started to be less fun and more chore-like, which is a good sign that I need to try something different.
The first thing I’m going to change is to review in their own post only those books about which I actually feel inspired to write immediately after finishing them. If I don’t have much to say about a book, I will not force myself to post about it. Hopefully I will feel inspired to write about some fiction books so that this blog does not turn into a non-fiction only affair! I may mention other books I read in Sunday Salon posts or other such non-review posts.
Mainly, I want this blog to be a place where I share the ways in which books move and shape my life. I want it to be fun for me and a way to connect with the great community of readers and book bloggers out there. Let’s see where my new approach takes me!