3 days ago
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Finished up Homer's Odyessy by Gwen Cooper this morning and got the review out of the way and posted to all the sites where I share my reviews. Loved the book, wished I had finished it earlier, but that is a waste of my energy. I have decided here in the new year to try to lay out some goals and organization to my reading. That may sound like work but I am frustrated that I have so many books that I really want to read and share with others but can't seem to make as much progress as I want. So I want to tie up the loose ends, like reviews I need to do for books from the Early Reviewer books on LibraryThing.com, and then chip away at the other ARC's that I have waiting in the wings. I think along these lines I also need to adopt the reading rules that I read I believe in a Nancy Pearl post. You allow yourself to read the number of pages equal to your age, and if you aren't hooked, you may put the book down and pick something else up that will grab your interest. Time is short in this life and as much as I love to read, I do not want to read anything that is not grabbing me. My interests are so varied, so I won't become bored reading the same topic. Wish me luck, and I will continue to share my reviews of those that I finish and my comments on those that I don't finish and why.
This week I am going to work on finishing Joyce Carol Oates', A Widow's Story, A Memoir which I am enjoying. Next I will chip away at the LT Early Reviewers ARC's that are left on the table. I also want to move on to the second memoir of Harry Bernstein, and get the review of The Invisible Wall,the first part of three, done.