I’ve been a "bad blogger" this month, without very many posts at all.  That includes not maintaining my "Current Reading" box.  Fortunately, it’s all been National Geographic lately, and it’s easy to go back and get the images.

I’ve done a terrible job of reviewing the books that I’ve read though.  That was something I really wanted to do.  I think it’s because I really want to do a book justice, and that takes time.  Both time to write, and time to read, and I’m not convinced that You, Dear Reader, care about my thoughts of the books I read.  Sure, a few of you are, but enough to warrent the time it would take to write, as opposed to just telling you at lunch?  Let me know.

Anyway, I’ve finished my stash of NG, and am starting into a favorite series, The Dark Is Rising.  The first in the series takes place on a summer holiday, so I’m reading it now in August.  The second takes place near Christmas, so I may try to hold off reading it until December.  We’ll see.

4 thoughts on “On reading.

  1. I may not care about every book you read, and I can skip those entries, but I’ve added some books to my reading list from your reviews in the past. Plus, on books that I’ve also read, you usually notice a lot more than me, so it’s enlightening. Finally, I won’t ever see you at lunch, so … keep it up, it’s worth it.

  2. Like Mark, I don’t see you at lunch either. I read your book reviews with great interest. For example: I own the Belgariad series, but haven’t read it yet. Based on your reviews, I probably will at some point. IOW — keep it up.

    I’m going to be doing a quickie recent reads entry in my blog soon, fwiw.

  3. I just simply don’t read the same kinds of books you do. So far this year I’ve read Crime and Punishment, Heart of Darkness, The Plague, and I’m in Frankenstein right now.

    But who would review books like that anyways? Besides for school I mean?

    I have enjoyed your non-fiction reviews though.

    On a side note, why in the criminy do you call yourself Chris in your copyright declaration on this site?!?

  4. I’d review those books. I’ve never read Frankenstein. I should.

    My “legal” name is Chris DeRosia. My “real” name is Topher. If I’m going to try to legally copyright something, I should use my legal name.

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