What To Do? And Quote

I finally got this blog going and now I want to spend all of my time working on it. So what’s my problem? I’m retired, right? Well, the problem is I’m still trying to figure out a structure or focus, if you will. I want to talk about what I’m reading along with future titles I think readers will want to know about, plus there is so much literary information I’ve collected over the years to share. Here’s a partial list of what would be fun to talk about–at least I think so!

  • Beach Reads (coming soon since the season is almost here)
  • Thriller Thursdays
  • New Book Tuesdays
  • Mishmash Monday
  • Websites for Readers
  • Armchair Traveling
  • Disaster/Survival
  • BioFic (novels about real people)
  • Food in Fiction & Nonficton
  • Reading Moods, aka “Reading Slumps”
  • Reading Disappointments
  • Psychological Suspense Novels
  • BoBs (Book of Books, aka Reading Logs)
  • Gothic Novels
  • Oregon Authors

So that’s my plan anyway, but for now, there is no structure or formal plan, just whatever pops into my brain.

Since I was a bookmobile librarian for 20 years, this made me laugh.


Reading Everything on Your TBR Listtoo many books

I ran across this quote the other day and since I know I will never ever finish reading everything on my TBR (to-be-read) list, it made me feel rather melancholy.

“I’m a real self-educated kind of guy. I read voraciously. Every book I ever bought, I have. I can’t throw it away. It’s physically impossible to leave my hand! … I look around my library some nights and I do these terrible things to myself–I count up the books and think, how long I might have to live and think, “F@#%k, I can’t read two-thirds of these books.” It overwhelms me with sadness.” — David Bowie, quoted in the Daily Beast in a 2002 interview


What I’m Reading Now:


10 thoughts on “What To Do? And Quote

  1. Robin – I am so glad you decided to write this blog. As I gaze at my daunting TBR stack and my invisible but deadly e-book stack, I smile because I know that others are out there thinking the same thoughts and uttering a heavy sigh. The struggle is real but it is also so much fun! Thank you for your thoughts! – Kim

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    • Thanks, Kim. I loved “invisible but deadly e-book stack” as it always frustrates me to have all of those books on my Kindle with no good way to peruse my stack. Yes, the struggle is very real but I guess it could be worse as we could have the feeling “I’ve read everything and have nothing else to read,” a comment that used to drive me nuts when coming from a patron.


  2. I’ve debated blogging books in my retirement. Now I can sit back and comment on yours. Like the idea of some targeted posts on certain days and genre up and coming always interests me. Laughed at your bookmobile cartoon and loved the quote from both David Bowie and Maud Casey.
    I may never be able to read all the books on my TBR or those on my bookshelves but I do know I’ll die happy while trying. Being surrounded by books is one heck of a joy in my life.


  3. I love your blog and look forward to following…I especially love you sharing what you are reading now.


    Sent from my iPad



    • Thanks, Steve. I like to think I made up the term “biofic” but I actually stole it from the movie term “biopic.” Have you heard the term “autofic”? Learned that the other day, a term now used for authors who fictionalize their life experiences, which could be applied to many memoirs–at least IMO. Or maybe “FreyFic”?? 🙂


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