Monday, May 11, 2009

Recent Reads Update

Re-Tweet of one of my recent Twitter updates:

RT @windyaphayrath So behind on Recent Reads blog posts. Currently showing thru book 4 - actually in the midst of books 8 & 9. I read far faster than I blog.

A few things:

#1) I'm leaning away from full-on reviews of the books. Instead, just citing the book, genre, book number in my count to 100, and a blurb on my thoughts. I'll make sure to include a link to the Amazon or GoodReads page if you want more details on it.

#2) As soon as I tweeted and blogged (earlier today) this, I realized I had completely discounted a few other airport reads I picked up. Romance novels ;) I haven't read much in the genre before, but it was an emergency and I needed a good distraction. So I guess my reads are jumping all over the place now. YA, Romance, Commercial ... all fiction still. As one of my cohorts and I discussed, I just don't find a non-fiction on the economic impact of the Great Depression on current times great before-bed reading.

#3) I've added another section to my blog: Currently reading. This is hopefully going to help me stay on top of blogging my Recent Reads. My problem isn't so much the blogging part, but how quickly I read. I average about 75-100 pages an hour when I read for my own enjoyment, so by the time I sit down to write a Recent Reads blog, I'm generally 2-3 books behind already. If I'm not writing during my usual writing time, I've got my nose stuck in a book. Hopefully streamlining the blog posts and including updates in the currently reading section will help me.

Okay, that's all for now. Just wanted to throw that out there, because reading is like research, right? As much as I hate research, well, this kind I can/will definitely do!
What are you reading?

1 comment:

ElanaJ said...

Reading is like research. I just finished The Hunger Games. And I just started Ink Exchange and a new one called The Hourglass Door.