Hello, humans! I wanted to let you know that I’m going to be doing something a little bit different with this site in the future.
I’m not an exceptionally fast reader under ordinary circumstances, but, because my day-job is relatively mindless, I get to sit at a desk and listen to audiobooks for eight hours a day. This allows me to finish anywhere between eight and twenty books in a typical month. I’ve learned about subjects of which I had no previous knowledge, familiarized myself with new genres, and, most significantly, become an insufferable know-it-all.
To curb my annoying know-it-all tendencies, it’s high time I found an outlet. Starting soon, I’m going to try writing up a few paragraphs whenever I finish a book and post them here on the blog.
I hesitate to call these reviews, because “review” implies a recommendation for or against. What I have in mind is more like a memorial. A memorial to my thoughts and feelings about the thing I just read. After all, you can never experience the same book in the same way twice, right? Even when you reread, your emotions shift slightly based on where you are in life and how you’ve changed as a person.
I’m not going to write up every book I read, or even most. Some of them aren’t that interesting, others are too interesting or specialized for me to do them justice, and still others might contain the sorts of ideas that I think it’s important to familiarize myself with, but that I don’t want to promulgate. (That said, me choosing to write about a book should NOT be considered a tacit endorsement.)
Optimisticly, I might manage to post three or four blurbs a month. I just finished A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole earlier today, so hopefully I’ll write something about it later this week.
If you, too, are a book nerd, you may enjoy my rambling thoughts. Of course, if you’re after an actual coherent review, with eloquent language and a sparkling recommendation on whether to read the thing or not, you may want to look elsewhere.
That’s all for now!